humanitarian

Funding needed to save South Sudan from “the brink”

The humanitarian crisis faced by South Sudan’s people “is one of the greatest tragedies of our time”.

That’s according to Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, speaking in Geneva on Monday.

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UK’s Mark Lowcock appointed to head up UN relief wing

Secretary-General António Guterres today appointed Mark Lowcock, a national of the United Kingdom, as the United Nation’s highest official on humanitarian assistance and aid coordination, the UN Spokesperson’s office announced today.

UN releases $500,000 for fuel purchase to address power outages in Gaza Strip

The United Nations has approved the allocation of $500,000 for the purchase of emergency fuel to maintain the delivery of essential services at hospitals and other emergency medical facilities in the Gaza Strip of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, following severe power outages.

News in brief 26 April (PM)

Innovation turns problems into progress, UN says on World IP Day

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News in Brief 17 April 2017 (AM)

Iraq: Mosul displaced approaching 500,000

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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.