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Children in east Ukraine need urgent care to overcome trauma of conflict – UNICEF

More than 200,000 children, or one in four, in the two regions most severely affected by the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine require urgent and sustained psychosocial support to address their traumatic experiences, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today.

UN emergency food agency resumes full food rations in Kenyan refugee camps

The United Nations emergency food agency resumed rations this month to refugees in Kenya's Dadaab and Kakuma camps, but cautioned that there is not enough funding to also provide cash transfers through the summer.

UN rights agency condemns executions in Gaza, urges moratorium on death penalty

The United Nations human rights office today strongly condemned the execution of three men in Gaza for “collaboration with the occupier” and urged authorities to halt all further executions and comply with Palestine's obligations under international law.

'Horrible attack' in South Sudan town sends thousands fleeing across border – UN refugee agency

Host communities and aid agencies in Uganda are struggling to feed and shelter new refugees who have been displaced following a spike in violence in parts of neighbouring South Sudan's Eastern Equatoria province, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

Syria: As US responds militarily to chemical attack, UN urges restraint to avoid escalation

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged restraint to avoid any escalation of the situation in Syria, after the United States responded militarily to an alleged chemical weapons attack earlier this week.

UN agencies in Colombia stepping up response efforts in aftermath of devastating landslides

Responding to the devastating landslides in Colombia's Mocoa municipality that have claimed at least 300 lives, left more than 370 missing, and destroyed hospitals and infrastructure, United Nations relief agencies have stepped up their response to alleviate humanitarian suffering among the affected people.

UN, humanitarian partners to launch $40M appeal for flood-hit Peru

The United Nations and humanitarian partners in Peru are expected today to launch an appeal for $39.2 million to provide urgently needed aid to people affected by the latest flooding in Peru.

UN condemns deadly Stockholm attack; wants those responsible to face justice

The United Nations today condemned the attack in Stockholm, Sweden, and expressed hope that those responsible for the violence will be swiftly brought to justice.

Sport is force of social empowerment and an engine for equality – UNESCO

There is no more powerful platform for promoting shared values than sport, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, said in a message marking the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.

Global food prices fall in March as sugar and vegetable oils slide – UN

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today reported that global food prices fell in March amid large available supplies and expectations of strong harvests, and also projected “robust cereal harvests” in 2017.