World ‘failing to stop the war on children,’ says UNICEF Middle East, North Africa director

05 February 2018 Describing January as “a dark month” in crisis-torn Middle East and North Africa, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) director for the region said Monday that the violence has had a devastating toll on children, who were being killed in ongoing conflicts or suicide attacks, or freezing to death as they fled active warzones.

Human cost of conflict in South Sudan has reached ‘epic proportions,’ warns UN refugee agency chief

01 February 2018 The human cost of South Sudan’s long-running conflict has reached “epic proportions” with the number of refugees set to rise beyond three million by the end of this year, potentially making it Africa’s largest refugee crisis since the mid-1990s, the head of the UN refugee agency said on Thursday.