UN: Sahel conflict having devastating impact on children, hundreds killed
28 January 2020 | 10:55 am
UNICEF has published a report saying the region has seen a "significant increase of violence against children." The findings showed some 5 million kids now need humanitarian aid as conflict shows no signs of abating.
Volker Türk said he feared that the turmoil in Haiti was not getting "the urgent spotlight" it needed. The Caribbean nation has been mired in turmoil, with armed gangs controlling large parts of the capital.
The White Helmets rescue group spoke out against what it said was the UN allowing the Syrian president to make decisions over aid deliveries.
The UN human rights office in Uganda may close soon. The authorities have decided not to renew its mandate, which expires this year. Kampala believes it can do without it. This is a cause for concern for NGOs. Attacks on journalists, imprisonment of lawyers and opposition leaders were the order of the day during the last presidential election. FRANCE 24's Carolyn Lamboley explains.
The next presidential election in the United States is still 20 months away, but a second Republican has already thrown her hat in the ring: Nikki Haley, a former South Carolina governor and ex-US ambassador to the United Nations.
The UN is seeking to help provide food, water and shelter for millions of people affected by earthquakes. The death toll in Turkey and Syria continues to rise.
The UN General Assembly has voted 143-5 in favor of condemning Russia's annexation of territory in Ukraine's east and south. The motion garnered the most support of all resolutions condemning Moscow.
On the eve of the one-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, UN member states will vote on a German motion calling for "lasting peace." Though it's non-binding, organizers hope for symbolically broad support.
Delegates from Israel and the Palestinian Authority have pledged to counter a surge in violence and de-escalate tensions. At a rare meeting, representatives said they would work for a "just and lasting peace."
The UN solicited funds from wealthy nations to run aid operations in the war-ravaged country. With funding down and prices soaring, operations are reduced and millions are going hungry.
Following the killing of two Israelis at the weekend, angered Israeli settlers attacked the Palestinian city of Hawara in the occupied West Bank, posing a further escalation of tensions and violence in the region.
Hundreds of schoolgirls in Iran have been reportedly poisoned. The United Nations and German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock have called for a thorough investigation.
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