conflict

News in Brief 16 June 2021

  • Remittances key for needy families during pandemic
  • DR Congo leaders urged to avoid ethnic hate-speech: UN's Keita
  • Reversing desertification, key to well-being of millions: Guterres
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Soaring food prices, conflicts driving hunger, rise across West and Central Africa: WFP

More than 31 million people across West and Central Africa may not have enough to eat in the coming months as hunger rises due to an “explosive mix” of skyrocketing food prices, conflict and fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. 

UN agencies call for urgent action to avert famine risk in 20 ‘hunger hotspots’

Famine is already on the doorstep of millions of families in 20 countries, two UN agencies warned on Tuesday in a report that calls for urgent action to avert rising hunger due to factors such as conflict, climate extremes and the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘If you don’t feed people, you feed conflict’, UN chief tells Security Council

Conflict drives hunger, and when that turns to famine, that then drives conflict, the UN chief told the Security Council on Thursday, adding that “if you don’t feed people, you feed conflict”.

News in Brief 17 April 2020

  • Ceasefire needed to protect 250 million children: UNICEF chief
  • Recession will likely cause hundreds of thousands of child deaths
  • World has enough food to withstand COVID crisis, says UN agency
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News in Brief 11 March 2020

  • A decade of conflict in Syria 
  • Brazilian mountain farmers honoured 
  • Educate children in their mother tongue – UN expert 
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As north-west Syria violence reaches ‘horrifying’ new level, UN relief chief says ceasefire is only option

The crisis in north-west Syria has reached a “horrifying new level”, the UN Humanitarian Affairs chief warned on Monday.

$683 million appeal to deliver reproductive health services, where they’re most needed

With more than half of all maternal deaths occurring in countries affected by humanitarian crises and fragility, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is calling for greater international support to provide life-saving reproductive health and protection services in these locations. 

News in Brief 9 December 2019

  • Inequality risks splitting society apart ‘on scale not seen since industrial revolution’ 
  • Bachelet: mobilize everywhere to protect climate and dignity for everyone 
  • Official: it’s now a war crime to intentionally starve communities in civil wars 
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News in Brief 11 October 2019

  • Turkey’s Syria offensive could spark another catastrophe, warn humanitarians
  • Burkina Faso conflict and violence force 500,000 from homes
  • 'White extremist’ use of social media in attacks must be curbed
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