Water scarcity is a huge challenge for humanitarian workers in Arua district in northern Uganda whose job is to welcome refugees from South Sudan.
The number of people fleeing war, violence and persecution around the world hit a new high of 65.6 million in 2016, the UN said on Monday.
At least 100,000 people trapped in ISIL-held Mosul Old City
ISIL fighters have trapped more than 100,000 people in the Old City of Mosul in Iraq for use as human shields, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.
Ukraine’s warring parties repeatedly fail to respect ceasefire agreements
“Daily ceasefire violations” in Ukraine have led to a significant rise in the number of people killed in the four-year conflict, the UN said on Tuesday.
US$65 million needed to help aid DRC refugees fleeing into Angola
The UN and partners are appealing for US$65 million in emergency aid to help refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) fleeing across the border into Angola.
A massive increase is needed in the number of refugees given shelter in so-called third countries, the head of the UN refugee agency (UNCHR) said on Monday.
UN chief welcomes arms turn-over in Colombia
Recent progress in the implementation of the peace deal in Colombia is being welcomed by the UN Secretary-General.
At least 40 migrants “die of thirst” in Sahara desert
Forty-four migrants have died in the Sahara desert after their vehicle broke down as it was heading from Niger to Libya, the UN said on Friday.
Upsurge in violence forces 80,000 people in CAR to flee: UNHCR