humanitarian crisis

News in Brief 12 January 2021

  • Health agency chief urges COVID-19 vaccinations for ‘high-risk’ populations 
  • UN rights chief: Peru law enforcement used excessive force in mass demonstrations 
  • Humanitarian crisis looms in Madagascar amid drought and pandemic 
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Venezuelans ‘teetering on the brink of survival’ warn UN human rights experts

United Nations independent experts demanded on Wednesday that the Venezuelan Government take concrete actions to tackle the devastating impact on basic human rights of the country’s economic crisis.

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Cameroon crisis deepens, Tsunami Awareness Day, online gender gap, Somalia floods leave children vulnerable

A recap of Tuesday’s top stories: Humanitarian needs in Cameroon up 15-fold from 2017; UN risk reduction chief calls for more resilient cities; Somalia’s floods put 200,000 children at risk; Internet use study reveals growing gender gap; UN partners spotlight youth mental health. 

Thursday's Daily Brief: Updates on Syria, refugee data centre, billions raised to fight global diseases, Colombia's peace process

A recap of Thursday's stories:  Guterres calls for military de-escalation in Syria's north-east; the role of cities in the climate crisis; new UN data resource to support refugees; reintegration of Colombia's ex-rebels; global community raises billions to eliminate diseases.

News in Brief 18 January 2019

  • Call for probe into deadly violence against Zimbabwe protests
  • Deadly attack on Nigerian town leaves tens of thousands of people without aid
  • DRC Ebola outbreak can be handled effectively, despite challenges: WHO
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‘Immediate risk’ of mass hospital closures and infrastructure collapse for 2 million in Gaza

If emergency fuel is not immediately allowed into the Gaza Strip, five key hospitals could be forced to close and other vital facilities could grind to a halt, according to David Carden, head of the UN humanitarian office (OCHA) in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.  UN News’s Mustafa Al Gamal spoke with Mr. Carden.

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Gaza hospitals, already under pressure, struggle to absorb wounded demonstrators

UN agencies and their partners are supporting hospitals and health centres in Gaza as they struggle to treat scores of people injured on Monday during demonstrations at the border with Israel.

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Giving voice to Yemen’s voiceless: Jamie McGoldrick reflects on two years in charge of the UN’s humanitarian effort

This year’s UN Response Plan for Yemen, describes the war-torn country as “the worst man-made humanitarian crisis” in the world, with more than 22 million people – around three-quarters of the total population – in need of help.

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‘Childhood under Attack’ in South Sudan fighting: UNICEF

Four years of insecurity and upheaval in South Sudan have had a “staggering impact on children,” putting an entire generation at risk.

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Mission chief says peace deal crucial to ending South Sudan crisis

Only an internationally-recognized and functioning peace agreement can end the suffering of millions in South Sudan.

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