Middle East

Security Council deplores attack on UN vehicle in south Lebanon

The Security Council today condemned the 8 January attack targeting the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which wounded two peacekeepers and damaged their vehicle.

UN team investigates reported rocket attack against Israel from Lebanon

A United Nations investigation team, including forensics and explosives experts, have inspected a site in northern Israel where two Katyusha rockets fired from southern Lebanon are reported to have landed and UN peacekeepers have combed locations for potential launching sites.

151,000 Iraqis died violent deaths in three years after 2003 invasion – UN study

Some 151,000 Iraqis died from violence between March 2003 – start of the United States-led invasion – and June 2006, according to a large national household survey conducted by the Iraqi Government and the United Nations World health Organization (WHO).

UN seeks $261 million to help hundreds of thousands of displaced Iraqis

The United Nations refugee agency is seeking $261 million this year to help some of the 4 million people uprooted by the conflict in Iraq, covering many of the 2.2 million Iraqis displaced within the country and the 2 million who have fled beyond its borders.

Two peacekeepers wounded as blast hits UN vehicle in south Lebanon

Two peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) were injured today after the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by a blast in southern Lebanon.

UN launches emergency operation to feed over 1 million displaced Iraqis

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today launched $126-million year-long emergency operation to feed more than 1 million displaced Iraqis who are unable to meet their basic needs due to the violence wracking the country.