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Ukraine Recovery Conference: UN sounds alarm over humanitarian funding

Ukraine Recovery Conference: UN sounds alarm over humanitarian funding

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Speaking on behalf of Secretary-General António Guterres, UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner said the UN and partners were continuing to deliver “critical humanitarian assistance”, focusing...
Global efforts to end female genital mutilation undermined by ‘vacation cutting’

Global efforts to end female genital mutilation undermined by ‘vacation cutting’

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Although many States have intensified their efforts towards eradication, the practice continues across the world in part due to “the clandestine nature of...
Gaza: Children are starving amid persistent aid access obstacles, warn UN agencies

Gaza: Children are starving amid persistent aid access obstacles, warn UN...

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The alert from the World Health Organization (WHO) follows the finding that more than four in five children “did not eat for a whole...
More than 500 Palestinians killed in occupied West Bank: UN rights chief

More than 500 Palestinians killed in occupied West Bank: UN rights...

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Two of the latest fatalities were 16-year-old Ahmed Ashraf Hamidat and 17-year-old Mohammed Musa Al Bitar, both shot “at a distance of about...
Top UN relief official in Ukraine deplores deadly strikes in Kharkiv

Top UN relief official in Ukraine deplores deadly strikes in Kharkiv

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The attacks occurred in the city’s Novobovarskyi district late on Thursday. At least three people were killed and a further 16 injured, according to...
UN humanitarian flight takes vital medical supplies to Haiti

UN humanitarian flight takes vital medical supplies to Haiti

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The international airport had been closed due to rampant gang violence in the country.The flight carried nearly 15 metric tonnes of medicine and medical...
Situation in southern Gaza ‘horrific and apocalpytic’: WFP

Situation in southern Gaza ‘horrific and apocalpytic’: WFP

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Matthew Hollingsworth, WFP Country Director in Palestine, warned that with limited access to the south “we will no doubt see what we saw happen...
UN human rights chief sounds alarm over rising violence in Burkina Faso

UN human rights chief sounds alarm over rising violence in Burkina...

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Allegations of responsibility point to both armed groups and State actors.“While armed groups are presumed responsible for the vast majority of incidents and...
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Human rights experts highlight threats to journalists covering Iran

The experts highlighted recent incidents targeting the Persian language news service Iran International, its journalists and staff, and its owner Volant Media UK...

Guterres repeats call to Israel to halt Rafah assault as aid stocks dwindle

In a related development, the UN’s top court prepared to hear a new request from South Africa to issue more constraints on Israeli military...

At Arab League Summit, Guterres appeals for Gaza ceasefire and regional unity

“The war in Gaza is an open wound that threatens to infect the entire region,” he said. “In its speed and scale, it is the...

Deep concerns over ‘inhuman’ detention of Gazans by Israeli authorities

In a new report on the situation in Gaza for May 2024, the authors cited testimonies “from medics and whistleblowers” that injured detainees have...

World News in Brief: More Ukraine attacks, rights appeal for jailed Nigerian singer, International Day against Homophobia

“The safety of civilians, homes, schools and hospitals must be ensured. They are not a target,” Denise Brown said in a statement, underscoring that...

UN’s rights chief horrified by Sudan escalation as famine draws nearer

According to the UN human rights office, OHCHR, the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, held separate phone calls on Tuesday with Lt-General...

Russian attack on Kharkiv shopping centre ‘utterly unacceptable’, says senior UN official

An attack by Russian armed forces on a busy shopping centre in Kharkiv on Saturday reportedly killed at least four people and injured around 40.

Gaza: Aid delivery via floating dock welcomed, but land routes ‘more important’

OCHA warned that the maritime corridor cannot replace critical land routes, which are the quickest and most effective way of delivering humanitarian aid in...

UN establishes International Day of reflection for Srebrenica genocide

Adopting a resolution with the same title, the Assembly also asked the Secretary-General to establish an outreach programme on the Srebrenica genocide in...

‘Brand new words’ needed to describe Gaza devastation, UN humanitarian says |

“No matter where you look, no matter where you go, there’s destruction, there’s devastation, there’s loss,” said Yasmina Guerda, who recently returned to Gaza...
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