Addressing the UN Security Council on Friday, Martin Griffiths, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, said that although conflict continues to rage, he welcomed recent reports of reduced violence in the country.
North Korea has very clear humanitarian needs which the international community can help to resolve, the UN’s top humanitarian official said on Thursday, after his first visit to the country, officially known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. Relief chief Mark Lowcock described how one in five children there, suffers from stunted growth. He told Daniel Johnson a lack of funding and international sanctions was hampering the delivery of vitally needed food and medicines, “which isn’t what anybody wants”.
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.