civilian casualities

Afghanistan: Civilian casualties down, but hundreds still killed, despite US-Taliban deal

In the first quarter of 2020, the number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan fell by nearly a third from the same period a year earlier, representing the lowest first quarter figure since 2012, according to a UN report released on Monday.

UN human rights chief fears world has grown numb to Syrian carnage

The relentless campaign of airstrikes in Syria has been met with a “collective shrug,” the top United Nations human rights official said on Friday, denouncing the world’s apparent indifference to the mounting civilian casualties as a “failure of leadership” by the world’s most powerful countries.

News in Brief 10 October 2018

  • ‘Dramatic rise’ in economic losses due to disasters: UN agency
  • UN chief “deeply disturbed by execution of juvenile offenders
  • Almost 3,000 civilian deaths in Afghanistan this year
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News in Brief 11 May 2018

  • DRC Ebola response ramps up as UN agency prepares for 'worst-case scenario'
  • Children are dying now in DRC’s Kasai from malnutrition, warns UNICEF
  • Concern over sharp increase in civilian casualties in Yemen
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News in Brief 17 July 2017 (AM)

More than 12 million babies worldwide were not vaccinated in 2016

More than 12 million babies worldwide, nearly one in ten, did not receive any vaccinations in 2016, the UN says.

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