UNHCR relieved shipwreck victims now safe
UN chief disappointed over plan for new Israeli settlement in West Bank
The UN Secretary-General has expressed “disappointment and alarm” over Israel’s decision to build a new settlement in the occupied Palestinian territory.
FAO deal promotes sustainable rice production
UN official strongly condemns “heinous” terrorist attack in Iraq
A suicide bombing in Iraq on Wednesday has been strongly condemned by the senior UN official in the country.
Latest Mediterranean tragedy shows value of search-and-rescue: UNHCR
WHO initiative seeks to halve medication-related errors
International concern over unrest in Kasaï provinces in DRC
Four international organizations have expressed deep concern over what they described as the “grave situation” in the Kasaï provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Mosul airstrikes “may target civilians disproportionately”
Iraqi forces and their partners have been urged to take “the greatest care” possible in their campaign to liberate Mosul from ISIL militants amid reports that hundreds of civilians have been killed in airstrikes.
Health situation in East Ghouta “deteriorating” warns UN health agency
The deteriorating health situation in Syria’s eastern Ghouta region in Rural Damascus, where more than 300 000 people are besieged, is a serious cause for concern.
Still time to avert catastrophe in Yemen: UN humanitarian chief warns
A catastrophe can still be averted in Yemen, but without immediate funding, it will be too late, the Under-Secretary-General of Humanitarian Affairs has warned.