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‘We stand by you’ declares UN relief chief, outlining emergency plan for Ukraine dam disaster2023-06-09
Plans to help the people of Ukraine following the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam are centred on saving people “right now”, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths told UN News in an interview on Friday.
Central African Republic: Tanzanian peacekeepers to be repatriated following abuse allegations2023-06-09
The UN on Friday announced that following serious allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse, an entire unit of 60 peacekeepers from Tanzania formerly based in the western part of the Central African Republic (CAR), is to be repatriated.
UN strongly condemns attack on peacekeepers in Mali, which leaves one dead2023-06-09
The UN has strongly condemned an attack on a peacekeeping patrol in Mali which left one ‘blue helmet’ from Burkina Faso dead and eight others with serious injuries.
Arrests and hate speech target Baha’i minority in Yemen2023-06-09
The UN rights office (OHCHR) sounded the alarm on Friday over the detention in Yemen’s capital Sana’a of followers of the minority Baha’i faith - and a subsequent sermon by a leading cleric targeting them and other religious groups.
UN suspends food assistance as Ethiopia wrestles with aid diversions2023-06-09
Amid media reports of widespread theft of aid deliveries in Ethiopia, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Friday the immediate temporary suspension of food assistance to the country.
Sudan crisis still having devastating impact on civilians: UN rights office2023-06-09
Warring parties in Sudan must do more to protect civilians caught up in the conflict, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Friday, in response to recent deadly attacks and ongoing violations.
Ukraine flood disaster: needs grow as long-term impacts loom2023-06-09
The humanitarian situation following the destruction of the Kakhovka dam in Ukraine is still a “moving target”, immediate needs are “huge”, and concerns are rising for what the future holds, according to the UN’s top official in the country, Denise Brown.
UN investigative team outlines findings around ISIL chemical weapons use2023-06-08
During their nearly four-year reign of terror in Iraq, ISIL extremists developed at least eight chemical agents, tested them on humans, and carried out at least 13 attacks, UN experts reported on Thursday.
‘Robust’ cooperation with Arab League can quell conflict in the region2023-06-08
From settling the conflict in Sudan to realizing a two-State solution in Israel and Palestine, cooperation with the League of Arab States is key to stabilizing the region, Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, told the Security Council on Thursday.
Dam disaster: UN ‘committed to reaching all Ukrainians in need’, says top aid official2023-06-08
The UN’s top official in Ukraine reassured the country’s Foreign Minister on Thursday that the Organization has been working to provide support and aid to civilians affected by the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam since the first hours of the disaster.