A recap of the top stories: UN evaluates peacekeeping performance; civilians under greater attack in northeast Syria; UN rights chief on Iranian protester clampdown; ending medical evacuation for refugees to Australia; food crisis widens in Haiti; and Greta Thunberg speaks out in Madrid at climate conference.
The United Nations condemned on Wednesday, with “the utmost energy”, simultaneous terrorist attacks on military camps in central Mali, close to the border with Burkina Faso, that left dozens dead and scores missing.
A "perfect storm" of active conflict and traumatized communities in Ebola-affected areas of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) could enable the deadly disease to spread, but there are “no plans” to pull UN workers out of the country despite concerns for their security, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
All the warring parties in Syria are carrying out “indiscriminate attacks” on civilians according to an independent commission set up by the UN to look into alleged violations of international human rights law in the country.
The outlawed group Boko Haram, which has been terrorizing populations in Nigeria has changed its tactics following recent military successes by the Nigerian authorities; that’s according to the UN’s most senior representative in the West African country.
Visiting the Babi Yar memorial in Kiev, a site where thousands of Ukrainian Jews had been massacred by the Nazis, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced alarm over a recent spate of anti-Semitic attacks in Europe and vowed to spare no effort in combating the scourge of intolerance.