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Building a more resilient post-earthquake future in Haiti

One year on from a devastating earthquake which struck Haiti, communities are rebuilding their lives, and aiming to be better prepared when future disasters strike.

First Person: One year on from Haiti earthquake, time to return home

On 14 August 2021 a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, destroying, or rendering uninhabitable tens of thousands of houses across three departments in the south of Haiti, including Plaisimond Milaure’s home. Since then, she’s been living in a tent outside the city of Les Cayes, supported by UN agencies. One year on, she is ready to return.

United States: Concrete actions needed to ‘lay the scourge of racism to rest’ – UN expert

UN-appointed independent human rights experts commended the United States on Friday for adopting the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, but asked about measures being taken to address gun violence in the country.

Vessel to collect first humanitarian wheat shipment under Ukraine grain deal

A UN-chartered vessel should soon arrive at the Ukrainian port of Yuzhny, also known as Pivdennyi, to collect wheat that will help feed millions of hungry people in the Horn of Africa, the World Food Programme (WFP) reported on Friday.

Bangladesh and Cambodia slated for official UN human rights visits

The UN human rights office, OHCHR, announced on Friday that the High Commissioner will travel over the weekend to Bangladesh.

‘Immensely bleak’ future for Afghanistan unless massive human rights reversal, experts warn

The international community must dramatically increase efforts to urge the de facto authorities in Afghanistan to adhere to basic human rights principles, a group of UN independent rights experts said on Friday. 

From the Field: Young Fijians work with older generation for a sustainable future

On the island nation of Fiji, young people are working in solidarity with their elders, benefiting from their knowledge and experience to protect the fragile ecosystem.

UN chief’s Youth Day message: People of all ages need to ‘join forces’ for a better world

International Youth Day celebrates “the power of partnerships across generations,” the UN chief said in his message for the day.

140 aid workers killed in 2021 as UN humanitarian funding gap looms larger than ever – OCHA

The United Nations humanitarian agency (OCHA) warned on Friday that at nearly $34 billion, the funding shortfall for aid operations is the biggest it’s ever been.

Lebanese youth learn to stand up to hate speech

Hate speech can have a devastating effect on mental wellbeing and self-confidence. The UN office in Lebanon is helping young people to rise above these attacks, and reject negativity from others.