Yemen: UN announces 2-month truce between warring sides
05 April 2022 | 5:57 am
The Houthis and Saudi-backed government have agreed to a cease-fire to coincide with Ramadan. The eight-year war has caused a humanitarian crisis.
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.
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 United Nations pressed Sudan's warring factions on Wednesday to guarantee safe passage of humanitarian aid after six trucks were looted and air strikes in the capital undermined a supposed truce.
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.
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.
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