As Beirut rescuers search for survivors, UN warns of ‘huge’ needs

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Across Lebanon, “the needs are immediate, and they are huge” in the aftermath of the explosion that destroyed Beirut city port, UN agencies said on Friday.

COVID-19: Lift sanctions ‘bringing suffering and death’, urge UN rights experts

‘Immediate humanitarian assistance’ mobilized in force, to support Beirut after deadly blast

New humanitarian air service boosts COVID-19 response in the Pacific

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75 years after the bomb, Hiroshima still chooses ‘reconciliation and hope’

In a video message delivered to a Peace Memorial Ceremony in Japan on Thursday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has paid tribute to the victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, which devastated the city in 1945. 

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Cross-border links between terrorists, organized crime, underscore need for coherent global response

The nexus between terrorism and organized crime took centre stage in the Security Council on Thursday, with experts raising fresh concerns over opportunistic alliances emerging among belligerents who share a hostility towards national authorities, and seek to exploit vulnerabilities created by the COVID-19 crisis.

Mohamed Nasser

Yemen: Human right violations against journalists, coming ‘from all quarters’

Unparalleled rights violations and abuses against journalists are being carried out by all parties to the armed conflict in Yemen, the UN human rights chief said on Thursday

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Security Council condemns ‘heinous and cowardly’ terrorist attack in Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Members of the UN Security Council have condemned “in the strongest terms” the terrorist attack at a prison complex in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Monday, that left at least 29 people – including civilians – dead.

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Lebanon: Support for hospitals top UN priority in the wake of deadly blast

The United Nations is working closely with the authorities in Lebanon to support ongoing response in the aftermath of the massive deadly explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday, destroying large swathes of the capital.

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