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UN and Africa: focus on migrants and South Sudan

Migrant slave market horrors revealed in Libya

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Somalia: UN-backed cholera vaccination campaign targets 450,000 people

The Government of Somalia has launched an oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign today with the support of the United Nations health agency, targeting over 450,000 people in seven high-risk areas around the country.

News in Brief 8 March 2017 (AM)

Security Council condemns latest DPRK missile launch

The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the latest ballistic missile launches by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

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Tackling hunger crises in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen requires $4.4 billion – UN

Sounding the alarm on behalf of more than 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and north-east Nigeria facing devastating levels of food insecurity, Secretary-General António Guterres joined other top United Nations officials today calling for “strong and urgent” action from the international community to help the already-fragile countries avert catastrophe.

UN chief Guterres engages in 'constructive' discussions on Yemen, Libya with Saudi Foreign Minister

Visiting Saudi Arabia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today that he and the Arab country's foreign minister had “very important and very constructive discussions” on the possible future political solutions for Yemen and Libya.

UN calls for 50 per cent increase in funding for mine action in 2017

The United Nations has launched a $511 million international appeal for humanitarian mine action in conflict and post-conflict settings for 2017, a 50 per cent increase from last year's $347 million consolidated appeal.

Yemen: UN, partners seek $2.1 billion to stave off famine in 2017

The United Nations and humanitarian partners today launched an international appeal for $2.1 billion to provide life-saving assistance to 12 million people in Yemen in 2017 – the largest-ever humanitarian response plan for the war-torn country.

UNICEF launches $3.3 billion appeal to assist millions of children affected by conflict, disasters

Against the backdrop of ever increasing number of children driven from their homes due to conflict, disasters and climate change, the United Nations Children's Fund today launched a $3.3 billion appeal to provide emergency assistance in 48 countries around the globe.

UN, partners voice deep concern about 750,000 civilians as battle expands to western Mosul

A hundred days after the start of military operations to retake Mosul from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) militants, humanitarian partners are expressing deep concern about the plight of the estimated 750,000 civilians who are currently living in the western sections of the city where fighting is expected to start in coming weeks.

PHOTO FEATURE: Mosul – 100 days on, and the UN’s humanitarian response

Armed conflict in Iraq has caused the displacement of more than three million people since June 2014 – one million of those displaced may be as a direct result of the Iraqi military's efforts to liberate Mosul and surrounding areas from the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh), according to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.