Reaction has been swift from the UN’s human rights chief following the deaths of 700 migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean at the weekend.
In a statement on Monday UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
One billion people in the world still need access to improved water and two billion need access to improved sanitation, according to the World Bank.
An emergency UN appeal launched Friday for $274 million to help 7.5 million people directly affected by fighting in Yemen.
Coordination between military and civil organizations in times of humanitarian crises needs to be improved according to a senior disaster relief expert in Singapore.
As the conflict escalates in Yemen almost 11 million people are said to be severely food insecure and millions more are at risk of not meeting their basic food needs.
Heavy rains have hit Haiti in recent days leaving 50,000 people homeless and nearly 9,000 homes flooded, UN humanitarian workers say.
The Kenyan government has been urged by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, to rethink its decision to close the Dadaab refugee camp in the north of the East African country.
Dadaab is home to 350,000 mainly Somali refugees.
The plight of 18,000 Palestinian and Syrian civilians living in a besieged camp in Syria continues to cause what has been described by the UN as “extreme worry.”
Efforts are underway in South Sudan to ensure displaced civilians in United Nations camps are properly protected ahead of the rainy season, due later this month.
The situation in Yemen is getting worse by the hour, according to the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR.
Fighting between Houthi rebels and an Arab coalition supporting the Yemeni Government is putting millions of people at risk of physical injury or death.