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The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, is appealing for urgent support for families forced to flee as they head into a grim winter.
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Displaced families face winter hardships, UN refugee agency warns

Millions of people displaced by conflict or persecution from Ukraine, Afghanistan and across the Middle East could face a perilous winter as freezing temperatures add to the misery already that they are already suffering from spiralling prices, the lingering impact of COVID-19 and extreme weather linked to the climate crisis, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday.

UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva: Ukraine: The legacy of horror in Bucha

Hello, first we heard that cluster bombs had been used in residential areas of Ukraine, now there are reports that civilians have been run over by tanks while trying to flee Russian troops in Bucha. We’ll hear more from the UN rights office on what steps it’s taking to verify those claims, on a day when the General Assembly decided to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council.

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‘What brings us together’, more ‘than what divide us’: UN Commissioner for Dubai Expo

The six-month long 2020 Dubai Expo came to an end this week, marking the end also of the United Nations Hub there, which aimed to explain to attendees, the central and diverse role the Organization plays at the heart of world events.

As the first Expo to be held in the Middle East, the mega-event was forced to delay its opening, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but ultimately, it attracted 23 million visits.