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Ukraine: Prospects for end to war look bleak, despite ‘encouraging’ grain deal

The war in Ukraine shows no signs of ending, more than five months after the Russian invasion, and fighting is intensifying, the UN Security Council heard on Friday. 

Top rights expert questions ‘double standard’ on Ukraine’s war displaced

A top UN-appointed human rights expert on Thursday raised the issue of an alleged “double standard” in Poland and Belarus towards those forced to flee the war in Ukraine.

Ukraine: UNICEF delivers life-saving supplies for over 50,000 children in Odesa

The UN Children’s Fund UNICEF, delivered supplies on Tuesday to help an estimated 50,000 children in the war-ravaged districts of Odesa, the crucial Black Sea port which Russia bombed on Saturday, just hours after signing a landmark deal to allow Ukrainian grain to reach millions of food insecure people across the world.

Guterres condemns missile strikes in Ukranian Black Sea port of Odesa

The UN Secretary-General 'unequivocally' condemned the reported strikes this Saturday in the port of Odesa. The attack took place less than 24 hours after the signing of the Black Sea agreements on the export of grain from Ukrainian ports.

Record 40°C UK temperatures linked to climate change: WMO

The chances of seeing unprecedented temperatures of 40 degree Celsius (40°C) or more in the UK could be up to 10 times more likely in the current climate than under a “natural climate unaffected by human influence,” the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) declared on Monday.

Ukraine: Guterres condemns deadly missile attack on Vinnytsia; more than 20 killed

The UN Secretary-General is appalled by the deadly missile attack on Thursday against the city of Vinnytsia in central Ukraine, that reportedly killed at least 22 people, far from the frontline of the main fighting in the east, including three children and wounded more than 100 others, his Spokesperson said in a statement. 

Ukraine war: ‘Please, let us in,’ WHO issues plea to reach sick and injured

The UN health agency (WHO) issued an urgent appeal on Friday for access to sick and injured people caught up in the war in Ukraine, including “hundreds” of landmine victims, “premature babies, pregnant woman, older people, many of whom have been left behind”.

Ukraine struggling now, but winter will be even worse: UNHCR chief

While the Russian military advance in eastern Ukraine continues to escalate, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, on Thursday warned that the winter months are very likely to be extremely harsh on millions of people affected by the war.

Ukraine reconstruction is a ‘long road’ but it must start now: Guterres

UN chief António Guterres lent his support on Tuesday to international efforts to rebuild Ukraine, as a conference began in Switzerland to garner support for the war-shattered country.

Belarus ‘engulfed in fear’, Human Rights Council hears

The deterioration of human rights in Belarus continues to engulf the country in a climate of fear and arbitrary rule, a UN-appointed independent human rights expert warned on Wednesday.