Tigray: UN says 100,000 children could die from hunger
The UN is growing increasingly frustrated with the deteriorating humanitarian situation in conflict-hit Tigray. The region in northern Ethiopia is essentially cut off from aid, with food in refugee camps running out.
Tigray: UN warns refugee camps are 'running out' of food
The UN World Food Programme chief is calling for supply trucks to be allowed to deliver food to thousands of refugees in Tigray, saying current rations will run out on Friday.
UN warns of spike in Afghan civilian deaths
In a new report, the UN says there has been a sharp increase in the deaths of women and children in Afghanistan. The Taliban is seeking to expand its territory, with devastating consequences for civilians.
UN rejects Russian bid to scrap Bosnia peace envoy post
Russia sought to abolish the post after refusing the appointment of a German politician to the position, arguing that the selection was not made by the UN Security Council.
UN: Millions of children missing out on routine vaccinations
Some 23 million children did not receive essential vaccines last year, as health services struggled worldwide with COVID-19. It marks the highest number in over a decade, according to UN data.
UN rights boss calls on Cuba to release protesters
Michelle Bachelet, the UN's top human rights official, urged Havana to free those who had been detained during the anti-government demonstrations. Cuba initially blamed the protests on social media and the United States.
Ethiopia: UN urges 'swift' withdrawal of Eritrean troops from Tigray
An EU-backed resolution at the Geneva-based Human Rights Council also demanded "an immediate halt" to violence in the region. The eight-month conflict has left thousands dead.
Myanmar violence could destabilize Southeast Asia, UN says
The UN's top human rights official condemned Myanmar's ruling military junta and said it was using "disproportionate force" against the opposition.