Today's Features

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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Anne Frank’s childhood friend says world still hasn’t learned about genocide

A Holocaust survivor and former playmate of one of history’s most tragic figures has a message for the world about genocide: “We haven’t really learned.”

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Lives at risk “every minute that passes” in besieged Eastern Ghouta

Close to 400,000 civilians continue to be in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in Syria’s besieged Eastern Ghouta, said the UN on Monday.

Fighting has intensified and humanitarian agencies have not been able to provide lifesaving food or medical supplies, since 28th of November.

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More than 20 countries still discriminate against leprosy

More than 20 countries still have laws in place which discriminate against persons affected by the disease Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease.

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Stand together against the “normalization of hate”: UN chief

Remembering the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, the UN chief has called on everyone around the world to “stand together against the normalization of hate”.

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Largest Nigeria yellow fever vaccination campaign ever

The Nigerian government launched a mass vaccination campaign in alliance with the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday, to immunize more than 25 million people before the end of this year.

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Least developed countries make progress in mobile internet access

A new report released on Wednesday by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), states that the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are recording impressive progress towards increasing access to information and communication technologies.

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Cross-cutting efforts to build up security across Somalia

Al Shabbab terrorists continue to undermine security across Somalia as the government tries to build up its institutions and make the country more economically self-sufficient.

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More “initiative” is “fundamental” to improve peacekeepers’ security

Peacekeepers need better training, more technology and greater freedom to respond to the threat posed by “criminal” groups who are responsible for an uptick in fatalities in recent years.

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Inauguration of new Liberian president welcomed by UN

George Weah was inaugurated on Monday as the new President of Liberia, where the United Nations is set to close its peacekeeping mission (UNMIL) in a few weeks after a successful 15-year presence in the West African country.

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