General News

WFP delivers aid to more than one million people in NE Nigeria

More than one million people in conflict-affected areas of northeast Nigeria have received food aid or cash since the beginning of the month, the World Food Programme (WFP) reports.

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Experts welcome end to US counter-terrorism measure

Two UN human rights experts have welcomed the decision by the United States to dismantle what they viewed as a “discriminatory” counter-terrorism measure.

The National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) was adopted following the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001.

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Concern over resurgence in aid worker attacks in CAR

More than 300 attacks against humanitarians occurred in the Central African Republic this year, with five aid workers losing their lives in the line of duty.

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Film-maker unravels “untold story” of Jewish refugees

A filmmaker has been speaking at the UN about the “untold story” of 850,000 Jewish refugees who fled from Arab countries in the late 1940s.

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Outer space critical to Africa’s future development

The key to Africa’s future development lies in outer space, according to the head of a UN-affiliated space science institute on the continent.

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Mosul operation displaces more than 50,000 children

More than 50,000 children have been displaced by the ongoing operation to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from the terrorist group, ISIL, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has reported.

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Outgoing UN deputy chief urges world leaders to end xenophobia

Global leaders are being urged to stop dividing the world into “us” and “them.”

That is the message from outgoing UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson who says farewell to the organization at the end of this year.

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Syrian refugees in Lebanon most vulnerable during winter

Syrian refugees in Lebanon are at their most vulnerable and need the most assistance during the winter months, according to a representative from the UN’s Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in the region.

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“Poverty and lack of education” increases slavery

Lack of education and poverty pushes people into forced labour and slavery according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

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Concern over Somalia electoral process

The international community has expressed grave concern over Somalia’s electoral process, the first in more than four decades.

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