A young Syrian refugee woman’s remarkable story of surviving “one of the worst shipwrecks in the Mediterranean” has been told in a book written by the chief spokesperson for the UN refugee agency.
A resurgent cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen has spread with “unprecedented” speed and taken medical professionals by surprise, the UN said on Friday.
Survivors of rape or sexual slavery should never again face “the prison of stigma” described by some of them as a “living death”, the acting UN special envoy on sexual violence in conflict, has said.
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Children have suffered “unspeakable violence” during war but most of them remain positive, a senior UN envoy said ahead of World Humanitarian Day (WHD) on 19 August.
The impact of the war in Syria is becoming more “brutal and monstrous” on children, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said.
Governments which continue to violate children’s rights in conflict situations will continue to be scrutinized, despite their objections, according to a senior UN official.