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Life-saving relief continues to reach quake-hit eastern Afghanistan |

One of the UN teams on the ground, the refugee agency UNHCR, transported tons of relief items into the provinces of Khost and Paktika, where several...

Talking to the Taliban ‘only way forward’ in Afghanistan |

Ambassadors stood and observed a minute of silence for the victims of the disaster before being briefed by Ramiz Alakbarov, Deputy Special Representative at...

UN agencies rush to aid Afghanistan following deadly quake |

At least 1,000 people have been killed, according to media reports, and numbers are expected to rise.    UN humanitarian agency OCHA said the 5.9...

Myanmar’s multidimensional crises have ‘deepened and expanded dramatically’ |

Noeleen Heyzer said that since she took up the job six months ago, Myanmar has “continued to descend into profound and widespread conflict”. Already one of...

UNHCR chief urges support for Bangladesh to save Rohingya lives, ‘build hope’ |

“The world must remember the crisis that Rohingya refugees and their hosts have been facing for the last five years,” Filippo Grandi said after...

Afghanistan: Taliban orders women to stay home; cover up in public |

According to information received by UNAMA, this is a formal directive rather than a recommendation, any violations of which will lead to the punishment...

Deadly mosque explosion ‘another painful blow to the people of Afghanistan’ |

The blast at the Khalifa Sahib mosque, located in the Darulaman area in the west of the city, is the latest in a series...

Millet seeds, a powerful weapon against hunger |

Subasa Mohanta is no stranger to hunger. It has been a constant in the lives of this 50-year-old farmer, her husband, and two children. Despite...

Indonesia: Shocking abuses against indigenous Papuans, rights experts report  |

“Between April and November 2021, we have received allegations indicating several instances of extrajudicial killings, including of young children, enforced disappearance, torture and inhuman...

Bangladesh: Rights experts decry ‘appalling’ culture of impunity around killing of journalists |

“A decade after the killing of the two journalists, there is still no justice as a result of an appalling and pervasive culture of...

More support needed for women and girls in super typhoon-ravaged Philippines |

Jolina, 23, is eight months pregnant and lives in Burgos on the island of Siargao, which suffered some of the worst fallout of the...

Philippines: More support needed for thousands still reeling from Typhoon Rai |

The revised Humanitarian Needs and Priorities Plan (HNP) targets 840,000 people over six months, up from 530,000 in the initial $107 million HNP, released...

Afghanistan: 500,000 jobs lost since Taliban takeover |

In a warning that the economy has been “paralyzed” since the de facto authorities took control last August, ILO said that there have been...

UNESCO condemns killing of journalist in Myanmar |

Audrey Azoulay, the UNESCO Director-General, denounced the killing of Sai Win Aung, also known as A Sai K, who died on 25 December in...

Escalation in Yemen ‘worst in years’ – UN top envoy  |

According to his statement, airstrikes on Sana’a have resulted in the loss of civilian lives, and damage to noncombatant infrastructure and residential areas.  A continued offensive...

Myanmar: UN humanitarian chief calls for probe into ‘grievous’ attack on civilians |

Mr. Griffiths said he was “horrified” by reports that at least 35 people, including at least one child, were killed in the attack, which...

Morocco’s extradition of Uyghur asylum seeker to China could lead to serious rights violations,...

If he is made to return, human rights defender Yidiresi Aishan risks detention, enforced disappearance, or torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment...

Afghanistan: Political affairs chief has ‘frank and useful exchanges’ with the Taliban   |

“I had frank and useful exchanges about what needed to be done to bring about an Afghanistan that is inclusive, abides by its human...

Myanmar: UN deplores conviction and sentencing of Aung San Suu Kyi |

The development follows media reports that a military vehicle slammed into demonstrators in the city of Yangon over the weekend, leaving an unknown number...

Importance of sound, inclusive elections in Iraq ‘cannot be overstated’ |

Jeanine Plasschaert, Special Representative and Head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said clashes erupted in the weeks following the vote, with demonstrations and...

Afghanistan’s farmers, herders desperate for seed, food and cash  |

While humanitarian access has never been better, prices are soaring and needs continue to outpace the resources provided, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO)...

Anxiety in Afghanistan as Taliban struggles for legitimacy |

Deborah Lyons, UN Special Representative and Head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), said that despite an improvement in the security situation,...

Conviction of US journalist symbolic of media repression in Myanmar: UN rights chief |

Rights chief Michelle Bachelet said the conviction and harsh sentencing of American journalist Danny Fenster that day was emblematic of the wider plight of...

Yemen: UN Special Envoy calls for urgent end to fighting, as humanitarian needs escalate ...

Participating by teleconference, Mr. Grundberg briefed the Council Members about his three-day visit to Taiz governorate, where he held meetings in Taiz city, Turbah and Mokha, and discussed the urgent necessity for an end...