Following reports on Wednesday of civilian casualties during airstrikes on the Iraqi city of Ninewa, the UN Assistance Mission (UNAMI) reiterated that Iraqi sovereignty and territorial integrity “must be respected at all times”.
The Secretary-General condemned on Monday the attacks on Abu Dhabi’s International Airport and the nearby Musaffah industrial area, which reportedly caused several civilian casualties and have been claimed by the Yemen-based Houthi rebel group, formally known as Ansar Allah.
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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.
Five years of civil war in Syria has led to the deaths of over 250,000 people and the widespread destruction of infrastructure.
Millions of Syrians have also fled as refugees.
Daniel Dickinson reports.
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.
The government has pledged to defeat Boko Haram by the end of the year, but the group continues to carry out attacks.
Opia Mensah Kumah is the Resident Representative for the UN Development programme (UNDP) in Nigeria.
The terrorists targeting civilians and aid workers in Mali won’t stop the humanitarian effort there.
That’s according to the UN humanitarian coordinator in the north-west African country, Mbaranga Gasarabwe.
She was speaking after extremist gunmen attacked a hotel in the capital Bamako on Friday, killing twenty people, most of whom were foreigners.
There has been an upsurge in attacks on humanitarian workers in Mali, since the signing of a fragile peace accord earlier this year.
Disturbing details about deliberate attacks on health workers show how important it is to come up with new measures to protect them, the UN said Friday.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and its #ThanksHealthHero hashtag social media campaign, more than 600 health professionals died in direct attacks in 2014, and nearly 1,000 more were injured. This data comes from just 32 countries.