Securing access to thousands of people affected by fighting in Myanmar’s Rakhine state is a priority for the United Nations, the organization’s top relief official in the country told UN News on Wednesday. Acting Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Myanmar, Knut Ostby, spoke with UN News's Daniel Johnson.
Perpetrators behind the killing of nine mostly-female internally displaced civilians, in the town of Bria, Central African Republic (CAR), must be brought to justice, the UN peacekeeping operation in the country, MINUSCA, said on Friday. Spokesperson for the Mission, Vladimir Monteiro spoke to UN News's Cristina Silveiro.
After troops reportedly fired on demonstrators protesting election results in Zimbabwe, leaving three dead, the United Nations Secretary-General on Thursday called on the country’s political leaders, and the population at large, to "exercise restraint and reject any form of violence".
The people of Gaza “can’t understand the silence of the international community” over the “suffering” they are enduring; that’s according to Jamie McGoldrick, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Mr. McGoldrick, who visited the Gaza Strip last week, spoke with UN News.
The United Nations Secretary-General has called on the Nicaraguan Government to end violence against demonstrators which has cost an estimated 280 lives, and begin a national “political dialogue” to end the crisis which has gripped the country for nearly three months.
While acknowledging the right to peaceful assembly, the United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned recent violence in Haiti, sparked by protests against a Government announcement of fuel price increases, reportedly of up to 50 per cent, last Friday.
Vital humanitarian relief continues to reach Dera’a in south-west Syria, where 750,000 people are at risk and at least 45,000 people have been displaced amid a government-led offensive to regain opposition-held areas, UN aid teams said on Tuesday.