The capacity of the police to fight crime in South Sudan has been enhanced with the graduation of the first group of trainees in fingerprinting.
Food aid, medical equipment and emergency health kits, are just some of the relief items coming in for the people affected by the deadly Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
The situation in the Philippines is being described as “devastating” and “shocking” by top World Food Programme (WFP) officials on the ground.
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The United Nations and its partners in the Philippines are supporting the Government in assessing the damage that is being caused by what has been described as a monster typhoon.
The UN Human Rights office is warning of the potential for new conflict in the Central African Republic, where a rebel coalition known as Séléka seized power in March of this year.
Remittances sent by relatives and friends abroad are a lifeline for millions of people in Somalia.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) expects there will be less volatility in the price of commodities such as wheat and rice.
For most of the year, the water in Bangladesh is undrinkable or even suitable for crops, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2012, according to the United Nations weather agency.