UN set to choose new migration chief
18 May 2023 | 4:44 pm
The "unprecedented" election pits Europe against the US as current incumbent Antonio Vitorino faces a challenge from his deputy Amy Pope.
EU lawmakers voted in a number of proposals that shape parliament's migration position. It comes as the bloc is expected to overhaul its asylum strategy ahead of 2024 elections.
The UN's World Meteorological Organization said saving glaciers was now effectively a lost cause. The annual report also recorded sea levels rising at an annual average of 4.62 millimeters in the past decade.
In Monday’s meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov repeated accusations against the US, NATO and Ukraine.
U.N. officials said Tuesday that one side in the Sudan conflict has seized control of a national health lab in the capital of Khartoum that holds biological material, calling it an “extremely dangerous” development
The desperate rush to leave Khartoum continues. Sudanese and foreigners take advantage of openings left by a delicate ceasefire to try to get out of the Sudanese capital. Also, an African child is killed by malaria every 60 seconds – the region suffers from 95 percent of all cases in the world. The WHO aims to wipe out the disease by 2030, as our team in Gabon reports. Finally, Conakry celebrates African identity during its 72-hour literary festival.
Thousands have been displaced by ongoing clashes between soldiers and M23 rebels in eastern DR Congo. Delegates from the UN Security Council have been to meet some of them at the Bushagara camp in Goma. Also, a new exhibition in Senegal bears witness to the suffering of Gambians during the 22-year rule of former president Yahya Jammeh. Finally, we sample the diversity of Cameroonian cuisine.
The World Food Program had suspended operations after three team members died. Meanwhile, fighting in Khartoum has been reported despite a cease-fire.
The United Nations warned on Monday that 800,000 people may flee Sudan as rival military factions battled in the capital despite a supposed ceasefire.
More than 100,000 refugees have now crossed from Sudan to neighbouring countries to escape the conflict that erupted last month while hundreds of thousands have been displaced by violence within the country, U.N. officials said on Tuesday.
The UN refugee agency warned that bloodshed in Sudan could cause 800,000 people to leave for neighboring countries. Meanwhile, clashes in Khartoum have undermined an extended truce. DW has the latest.
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