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Syria topped the agenda in the Security Council on Tuesday, where ambassadors heard briefings from the UN officials overseeing the political and humanitarian response to the ongoing conflict.
UN rights chief Zeid in probe call after Israeli military shoot disabled protester
The fatal shooting by the Israeli military of a wheelchair-bound demonstrator from Gaza was a “wanton act” that merits an independent investigation, the UN human rights chief said on Tuesday.
$4.4 billion appeal launched for over 5 million Syrian refugees
A more than $4 billion appeal has been launched to support what one top UN official called on Tuesday “a lost generation” of Syrian refugees caught up in the ongoing conflict.
Children exposed to dangerous “new risks” online: UNICEF
The international community needs to do much more to agree on practical solutions that will help the world’s 22.5 million refugees, the UN said on Tuesday.
Aid resumes to Rohingya in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State
Food aid deliveries have resumed to thousands of people affected by violence in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State, the UN said on Friday.
Disturbing details have emerged of a little-known side to the Syrian conflict: sexual violence against boys and men.
Global HIV/AIDS response still “lagging behind” despite progress
Despite major progress on ending the AIDS epidemic, parts of the global response to battling the HIV virus are still “lagging behind”, the UN chief said on Friday.