UN concerned as thousands flee Myanmar ‘clearance operation’
29 June 2020 | 12:55 pm
The UN has called for "urgent measures to spare civilians" amid reports of locals trapped by fighting in Myanmar's conflict-ridden Rakhine State. Scores have been killed and tens of thousands displaced by the conflict.
The United Nations says it will continue to operate in Afghanistan. But working with the Taliban, the country's Islamic fundamentalist rulers, is becoming increasingly problematic for the international body.
Record temperatures seen in recent years could become worse as El Nino increases warming. The UN has called for the world to prepare for more extreme weather.
The UN refugee agency has advised governments not to return people to Sudan amid an ongoing conflict there. Meanwhile, Arab ministers will meet in Cairo this weekend to discuss the fighting.
U.N. aid chief Martin Griffiths met on Wednesday (May 3) with acting mayor of Sudan’s Red Sea State, Fathallah al-Haj Ahmed, during his brief visit to Port Sudan where he urged the country’s warring parties to secure the safe delivery of aid.
More than 1 million polio vaccines intended for children have been destroyed as a resulting of looting in Sudan, the U.N.'s children's agency UNICEF said on Friday
The UN human rights commissioner has slammed the Iranian regime's 'abominable' record on capital punishment.
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres said civilian deaths were "unacceptable." He also condemned the indiscriminate launching of rockets from Gaza into Israel.
Rohingyas living in Cox's Bazar are among those evacuated to safe shelters as the powerful storm crosses the eastern Bay of Bengal.
A much-awaited report released by the United Nations (UN) on Friday claimed that at least 500 people were executed by foreign fighters and the Malian army during an anti-militant operation carried out in March 2022.
The "unprecedented" election pits Europe against the US as current incumbent Antonio Vitorino faces a challenge from his deputy Amy Pope.
Deaths were reported in Myanmar after the storm tore down homes, trees and blew the roofs of shelters. Mocha is the most powerful cyclone to hit the region since 2007.
The United Nations humanitarian response plan is seeking $2.56 billion to help people affected by the crisis in Sudan, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday, while the U.N. refugee agency is also seeking more funding to assist those forced to flee.
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