UN agencies join response to help victims of landslide in Bolivia

United Nations agencies have joined forces with local authorities and rescue workers struggling to deliver humanitarian aid to victims of a devastating landslide that hit a small gold mining village in northern Bolivia yesterday.

Hundreds in Venezuela displaced by armed groups from Colombia, UN says

Hundreds of people have been displaced by incursions into Venezuela by irregular armed groups from Colombia and reported armed clashes along the border between the two countries, the United Nations refugee agency said today as it appealed to all combatants to respect the rights of the civilian population.