Human rights fundamental to “the future we want” and reaching SDGs
Tighter rules needed to combat air pollution, UN experts urge
Countries have a duty to strengthen legislation that prevents and controls exposure to toxic air pollution, UN human rights experts have urged.
Security essential to reinvigorating South Sudan “bread basket”
A Syrian refugee who recently moved to the USA with the help of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) wants to give back to his host community and improve people’s perception of his culture and religion.
Famine looms in Yemen, Nigeria, South Sudan and Somalia: UNICEF
Severe food shortages hit Africa’s refugees hard, UN agencies warn
Severe food shortages are affecting some two million refugees in 10 countries across Africa, two UN agency heads have warned.
DRC leaders urged to conclude dialogue
Political leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are being urged to conclude talks related to elections scheduled for the end of the year.
WFP to continue assisting thousands in eastern Ukraine
South Sudan refugee numbers hit 1.5 million
More than 1.5 million people have now fled conflict in South Sudan, making it Africa’s largest refugee crisis.
Surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine forces children out of school
Thousands of children have been forced out of schools in eastern Ukraine following last week’s surge in fighting, humanitarian organisations in the country have confirmed.