One million Ukrainian children now need aid as number doubles over past year – UNICEF

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As the volatile conflict in eastern Ukraine enters its fourth year, one million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance – nearly double the number this time last year, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on Friday. “This is an invisible emergency – a crisis most of the world has forgotten,” said UNICEF’s […]

Atrocities will end in South Sudan only when perpetrators ‘face consequences’ – UN rights official

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A senior United Nations human rights official on Friday called for holding accountable those committing atrocity crimes in conflict-torn South Sudan. “This is a war that has been waged against the men, women and children of South Sudan,” said the UN Assistant Secretary-General for human rights, Andrew Gilmour, as he wrapped up a four-day visit […]

Innovative, coordinated response helps end yellow fever outbreak in Angola, DR Congo – UN agency

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With concerted response, Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have successfully controlled one of the world’s largest and most challenging outbreaks of yellow fever, the United Nations health agency announced. No new confirmed cases reported from both countries for the past six months “We are able to declare the end of one […]

In Cairo, UN chief Guterres underscores political solutions to ease tensions in regional hotspots

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday reiterated his commitment to fighting terrorism but underlined also the importance of political solutions to the crises in Syria and the wider region, and put his weight behind the intra-Syrian negotiations expected to begin later this month in Geneva. Speaking to reporters in Cairo after meeting Egyptian President […]