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‘Complex’ emergency unfolding in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado, warn UN agencies2021-01-20
UN agencies voiced deep concern on Wednesday over the worsening humanitarian crisis in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province, where attacks by armed groups have forced more than 565,000 to flee their homes.
Over 1.9 billion people in Asia-Pacific unable to afford a healthy diet: UN report2021-01-20
The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and surging food prices are keeping almost two billion people in Asia and the Pacific from healthy diets, United Nations agencies said on Wednesday.
East African countries better prepared, but desert locust threat ‘not over’2021-01-19
Action to control unprecedented desert locust infestations in the Horn of Africa last year has protected crops and livelihoods, but funding is needed to sustain operations against new incursions, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Tuesday.
‘Swift action’ needed in Tigray to save thousands at risk, UNHCR warns2021-01-19
Two months after conflict forced humanitarian workers to withdraw from the Tigray region of Ethiopia, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), on Tuesday, stressed the need for “swift action” to restore safe access to “save thousands of lives at risk”.
Independent panel finds critical early failings in COVID-19 response2021-01-19
The global system for pandemic alert and response is “not fit for purpose”, highlighting the need for a new framework in the wake of COVID-19, experts appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) said in an interim report presented on Tuesday.
Israel: ‘Halt and reverse’ new settlement construction – UN chief2021-01-19
Israel’s decision to advance plans for some 800 new settlement units, most of which are located deep inside the occupied West Bank, has sparked the concern of UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
Spectre of unrest, violent repression looming over Haiti, warns UN rights office2021-01-19
Increasing political tensions in Haiti coupled with insecurity and structural inequalities could result in protests followed by violent crackdowns by authorities, the United Nations human rights office (OHCHR) warned on Tuesday.
UN agencies supporting mammoth India COVID-19 vaccine rollout2021-01-19
India has begun what is the world’s biggest COVID vaccination campaign so far, deploying hundreds of thousands of health workers, with the training and support of the UN World Health Organization (WHO).
Two UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic ambush, as 2021 death toll rises to nine worldwide2021-01-19
Two United Nations peacekeepers were killed after their convoy was ambushed by members of the UPC and anti-Balaka armed groups in southern Central African Republic (CAR), the UN Mission in the country said on Monday, bringing the overall toll of 'blue helmet' deaths to nine so far this month.
Political chief highlights crucial cooperation between UN and the Arab League2021-01-18
Cooperation between the United Nations and the League of Arab States has been critical to addressing the ongoing war in Syria, the search for a two-State solution for Israelis and Palestinians, and other challenges, the UN’s political affairs chief told a virtual meeting of the Security Council on Monday.