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Amid unprecedented needs, UN, aid partners launch largest consolidated humanitarian appeal for Yemen

21 January 2018 With the crisis in war-ravaged Yemen continuing to deteriorate, United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners have launched a $2.96 billion response plan to reach over 13 million people with lifesaving assistance.

UN strongly condemns terrorist attack on Kabul hotel

21 January 2018 Senior United Nations officials, including Secretary-General António Guterres as well as the head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) have strongly condemned a terrorist attack on a hotel in the country's capital, Kabul.

Syrian children succumb to freezing temperatures while crossing into Lebanon – UNICEF

20 January 2018 At least 13 Syrians, including two children, lost their lives to freezing temperatures in eastern Lebanon as they tried to enter the country from Syria, United Nations humanitarian agencies have reported.

UN chief urges vigilance against anti-Semitism and discrimination of all kinds

20 January 2018 Warning that hate is on the rise and that Nazi symbols, mindsets and languages are back, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for vigilance against anti-Semitism and discrimination of all kinds.

One in four Iraqi children impacted by conflict, poverty; education key for lasting peace – UNICEF

19 January 2018 More than four million children have been impacted by extreme violence in Iraq, many robbed of their childhood and forced to fight on the frontlines, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Friday.

Central Africa’s iconic mammals threatened by poachers, armed groups – UN environment wing

19 January 2018 Elephants, giraffes, rhinos and other magnificent mammals targeted in wildlife conservation areas of Central Africa are under threat of extinction, caught in the crosshairs of armed groups and highly-militarized poachers, the United Nations environment wing warned on Friday.

Syria: UN rights officials decry ‘devastating’ impact of surging violence on civilians

19 January 2018 Concerned over the devastating impact of escalating violence in Syria, where dozens of people in eastern Ghouta have been killed in recent airstrikes, and schools and hospitals are being deliberately destroyed, senior United Nations officials have underscored the obligation on all parties to the conflict, and the international community, to protect civilians from atrocity crimes

More flee Cameroon’s English-speaking areas; UN concerned over safety of women and children

19 January 2018 As swelling numbers of people flee English-speaking areas of Cameroon for Nigeria, the United Nations on Friday expressed concern over the precarious situation of women and children, which make now up about 80 per cent of the approximately 10,000 registered refugees in eastern Nigeria’s Cross River state.

UN chief spotlights potential offered by cooperation among countries of Central Asia and Afghanistan

19 January 2018 The threats of violent extremism and transnational organized crime in Afghanistan reverberate across Central Asia and the world and countering them cannot be the responsibility of one country alone, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday, urging regional and multilateral cooperation, based firmly on human rights.

Millions of children's lives hang in the balance as South Sudan conflict grinds on – UNICEF chief

19 January 2018 Following a two-day visit to conflict-ravaged South Sudan, where a quarter of a million children are severely malnourished and at imminent risk of death, the head of the United Nations children's agency has said only an end to hostilities can bring back hope and safety to the children and young people there.

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