famine

Yemen hospital airstrike under investigation amid resurgence of deadly cholera

UN human rights staff in Yemen are investigating an apparent airstrike on a hospital in opposition-held territory which reportedly killed at least seven civilians on Tuesday, amid fears that cholera is spreading “like wildfire”, one of the organization’s senior humanitarian officials has warned.

News in Brief 23 November 2018

  • Afghanistan “one step from famine”
  • Guatemala conviction welcomed of Dos Erres massacre perpetrator
  • 200,000 Cox’s Bazar households to make clean fuel switch
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News in Brief 01 November 2018

  • Yemen famine may be worst in recent history of world
  • ‘Stand-off’ between Somalia’s federal, state authorities threaten to ‘paralyze’ progress – UN envoy
  • Celebrating South Sudan’s ‘Dawn of peace’
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UNICEF official shares memories of “a horrible year” for children in Yemen

For children in Yemen, there could not have been a worse year than 2017.

That’s the assessment of the Representative of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the war-torn country, Meritxell Relaño.

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News in Brief 20 November 2017 (PM)

UN chief “horrified” by reports of alleged slavery of migrants in Libya

The UN Secretary-General is calling for an investigation into reports of alleged slavery of migrant workers in Libya.

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Famine can be a war crime and should be prosecuted, says independent UN rights expert

Famine can constitute a war crime or crime against humanity, an independent United Nations human rights expert today said, noting that more civilians die from hunger and disease related to conflicts than in direct combat.

Relief aid is saving lives, but world must tackle root cause of famine: conflict – UN chief

Until fighting stops and development takes root, communities and entire regions will continue to face hunger, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Thursday, underscoring the link between conflict and famine.

Ending famine “completely achievable objective” says relief chief

Ending famine is “completely achievable” and is one of the big challenges that the new UN relief chief is looking forward to tackling during his time in charge of the global body’s humanitarian effort.

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News in Brief 18 August 2017 (PM)

UN relief chief laments lack of progress in Yemen

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News in Brief 14 August (AM)

7.7 million in DRC face “acute hunger” UN agencies warn

Around 7.7 million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) face acute hunger, a 30 per cent increase over the last year, two UN agencies warned on Monday.

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