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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.
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.
Ukraine dam disaster: Lack of clean water, spread of disease, major risks2023-06-07
The magnitude of the humanitarian catastrophe following the destruction of the Kakhovka dam in southern Ukraine, is becoming clearer as UN humanitarians redoubled efforts to reach affected civilians with aid on Wednesday.
Ukraine: Dam destruction ‘monumental humanitarian, economic and ecological catastrophe’: Guterres2023-06-06
Tens of thousands of civilians in Ukraine are in danger on the frontline, after the apparent destruction of a huge dam on Tuesday, which the UN chief described as a “monumental humanitarian, economic and environmental catastrophe” resulting directly from Russia’s invasion of the country.
Ukraine: Over 1,500 children killed or injured, concern rises over forced transfers2023-06-01
With Ukraine’s Children’s Day celebrations on Thursday marred by the death of a girl alongside other civilians in a Russian missile attack in the capital Kyiv, the UN’s top humanitarian official in the country, Denise Brown, said she was “shocked and saddened” by the incident.
UN commends Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia, as final judgement is delivered2023-05-31
The UN chief on Wednesday commended the work of the judges and staff of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), as its final judgement was delivered, increasing the prison sentences on appeal of two former top Serbian security officials.
Belarus: ‘Unprecedented level of repression’ must end, say UN rights experts2023-05-30
A large group of UN-appointed independent human rights experts on Tuesday called on the Belarusian authorities to immediately release all those being held on “spurious charges”, simply for exercising their fundamental rights to peaceful assembly, association and expression, to be released without delay.
Ukraine: UN delivers aid to millions, as civilian suffering continues2023-05-26
Humanitarians reached 5.4 million people in Ukraine with desperately needed aid by April this year, including cash assistance, food, health services, and medicines, the UN said on Friday.
Ukraine: Power loss at nuclear plant underscores ‘highly vulnerable’ safety situation2023-05-22
The Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) in Ukraine lost all external power for several hours on Monday morning, highlighting the urgent need to protect the facility and prevent an accident, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a statement.
IAEA warns of ‘increasingly tense military situation’ around Ukraine nuclear plant2023-05-19
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) continues to warn of the potential nuclear threat in the Ukraine conflict amid rising tensions surrounding the Zaporizhzhya Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP).