conflict

‘Unconscionable’ to kill aid workers, civilians: UN Emergency Coordinator

Remembering all the humanitarians killed in the line of duty just ahead of World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations relief chief on Friday, renewed the call for civilians and aid workers everywhere to be better protected.

It’s time to ‘eliminate the scourge of conflict-related sexual violence’, urges UN chief

The effects of conflict-related sexual violence echo across generations, in the form of trauma, stigma, and unwanted pregnancy, said the UN chief on Tuesday, describing the scourge as “a threat to our collective security” and “a stain on our common humanity.”

News In Brief 14 March 2018

  • UN agencies, WFP and WHO, renew call for end to Syria conflict as tragic anniversary approaches
  • Cybersquatting cases hit all-time high in 2017, UN agency, WIPO, reports
  • Secretary-General and UNESCO mourn death of Stephen Hawking

 

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Impact of Afghanistan’s fourth consecutive year of war on civilians 'far too high' – UN report

More than 10,000 civilians have lost their lives or suffered injuries during 2017, according to the latest report by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) documenting the impact of the armed conflict on civilians in Afghanistan.

Central African Republic: UN, partners seek $515 million in humanitarian aid for 2018

With more than half the population in the Central African Republic (CAR) projected to need humanitarian assistance in 2018, the United Nations, the Government and partners are seeking $515.6 million in contributions to address the crisis.

A bloody start to 2018 in Syria; Over 30 children killed in two weeks – UNICEF

Only in the first 14 days of the year, more than 30 children have been killed in escalating violence in Syria's East Ghouta, where an estimated 200,000 children have been trapped under siege since 2013, the top United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) official in the Middle Eastern country said Sunday.

As crises become more complex ‘prevention must be at the centre of everything we do’ – UN chief

Today's conflicts are more complex, longer and intractable, and given their changing nature it is necessary to “rethink our approach to how we work and how we work with others,” Secretary General António Guterres told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday.

Myanmar peace process and heroin production interlinked: UNODC

Helping regions in Myanmar which are wracked by conflict move away from opium production is good for the economy and will help solidify the country’s peace process.

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UN agency chiefs call for immediate lifting of humanitarian blockade in Yemen

With much of Yemen's air, sea and land entry points closed, heads of three United Nations agencies on Thursday called for immediate lifting of such blockade in the conflict-ravaged southern Arabian country so that lifesaving humanitarian supplies can pass.

Wrapping up visit to Yemen, UN aid chief stresses need for all parties to facilitate humanitarian work

At the end of a five-day mission to conflict-torn Yemen, the United Nations humanitarian chief on Saturday stressed the need for more funding and better humanitarian access to help the population in need.