conflict

News in Brief 10 May 2019

  • Record number of people displaced by conflict and natural disaster
  • Myanmar military alleged to have opened fire on men and boys held in school 
  • Nearly 900 children released by north-east Nigeria armed group
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New resolution on sexual violence in conflict, bolsters UN’s ‘survivor-centred’ approach, says top official

A newly-passed Security Council resolution on sexual violence in conflict, “reinforces” the mandate of the UN’s top official dealing with the issue, cementing a “survivor-centred” approach in “all aspects of prevention and response”. That’s according to the UN’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramilla Patten, in an in-depth interview with UN News following the resolution passed late last month.

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Escalation in Syria fighting cause for ‘great concern’ says UN chief, dozens more civilians dead or injured

UN chief António Guterres has said that he’s following “with great concern” intensifying clashes in north-western Syria that have claimed yet more civilian lives and displaced thousands in recent days.

Cameroon: Clear ‘window of opportunity’ to solve crises rooted in violence - Bachelet

The UN human rights chief on Monday welcomed Cameroon’s willingness to cooperate over finding workable solutions to “major human rights and humanitarian crises”, caused by months of serious unrest and violence across the west and north of the country.

News in Brief 23 April 2019

  • Thousands shelter in clinics from Tripoli fighting, warns WHO
  • DRC Ebola dangers may increase after killing of health worker
  • 45 children among those killed in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday outrages
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News in Brief 16 April 2019

  • UNESCO offers help in reconstruction of Notre Dame
  • One year into Nicaragua crisis, more than 60,000 flee country seeking refuge: UNHCR
  • Libya: WHO appeals for access amid fears ongoing hostilities may hamper medical supplies distribution
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Wars have rules: 5 things the UN humanitarian chief wants countries to tackle so human suffering in conflict can be minimized

With the rights and lives of millions of women, children and men uprooted by conflict every year, the UN Security Council held a special meeting on Monday to examine ways to promote and strengthen the rule of law, especially in the humanitarian field.

Nearly $4 billion needed to protect 41 million children from conflict and disaster

Tens of millions of children living through conflict, disaster and other emergencies in dozens of countries urgently need protection, UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday, in an appeal for $3.9 billion to support its humanitarian work around the world.

Preventing and resolving conflicts must form ‘backbone’ of collective efforts – UN chief

More countries are experiencing violent conflict now than at any time over the past 30 years, Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday, underscoring that the world has a responsibility to act “collectively”.

Conflict diamonds and climate change: Cooperate, don’t compete over natural resources urges Guterres

The struggle over natural resources often lies at the heart of violent conflicts, fuelling strife in many parts of the world, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, urging governments and everyone with a stake in valuable resources, to think hard about how they are managed and exploited.