Coup, COVID fuelling ‘perfect storm’ in Myanmar, UN expert warns |

In a statement, Special Rapporteur Tom Andrews said “emergency” assistance for Myanmar was desperately needed to save lives.  “The highest attainable standard of health is one of the...

Gearing up humanitarian assistance for Palestine refugees |

“The signing of the US-UNRWA Framework and additional support demonstrates we once again have an ongoing partner in the United States that understands the...

UN deputy chief warns of ‘hurricane of humanitarian crises’  |

Briefing on behalf of the UN chief, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, painted a grim picture of civilian executions, arbitrary arrests, detentions, forced displacement and sexual violence against children, on a massive scale, in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.  She also spoke of “brutal...

‘Deeply negative impact’ of COVID pandemic, reverses SDG progress |

 After eight “solid days” of deliberations at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), Amina Mohammed attributed the COVID pandemic to “a reversal of SDG progress in some areas, and...

Sharp rise in Africa COVID-19 deaths, WHO reports  |

Fatalities are rising as hospital admissions increase rapidly as countries face shortages in oxygen and intensive care beds.  COVID-19 deaths rose by more than 40 per...

Sharp rise in Africa COVID-19 deaths, WHO reports  |

Fatalities are rising as hospital admissions increase rapidly as countries face shortages in oxygen and intensive care beds.  COVID-19 deaths rose by more than 40 per...

Afghanistan: Funding shortfall amid deepening humanitarian crisis |

Ramiz Alakbarov, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan, said a $1.3 billion appeal, launched earlier this year, is less than 40 per cent...

Afghanistan: Funding shortfall amid deepening humanitarian crisis |

Ramiz Alakbarov, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan, said a $1.3 billion appeal, launched earlier this year, is less than 40 per cent...

Libya: Positive steps needed to break ‘political stalemate’  |

“Positive steps are now needed to avoid backsliding”, he told the ministerial-level meeting.   To avoid a return to conflict, violence and chaos, Mr. Kubiš, who also heads the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), underscored the “overwhelming demand and expectations” of both...

EU urged to consider impact of new climate mechanism on developing countries |

The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) comes into force in 2023 as part of new measures to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, including taxes...

UN rights chief calls for prompt release of protestors held in Cuba |

The massive protests began on Sunday and are the biggest in decades, with thousands taking to the streets across the Caribbean island nation to...

UN rights chief calls for prompt release of protestors held in Cuba |

The massive protests began on Sunday and are the biggest in decades, with thousands taking to the streets across the Caribbean island nation to...

Countries urged to reopen classrooms, assess pandemic-related learning loss |

The finding is among the results of a survey conducted by the UN educational and cultural agency, UNESCO; the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF; the...

Call for ‘dignity, equality, justice and human rights’ rings out on Mandela Day  |

“Each year, on this day, Nelson’s Mandela’s birthday, we pay tribute to this extraordinary man who embodied the highest aspirations of the United Nations...

Las devastadoras inundaciones en Europa muestran la urgencia de actuar contra el cambio climático

Las fuertes lluvias que han provocado inundaciones catastróficas en varios países de Europa occidental son sólo el último indicador de que todos los países deben...

Cuba : la cheffe des droits de l’homme de l’ONU appelle au dialogue et...

« Je suis très préoccupée par l'usage présumé d'une force excessive contre des manifestants à Cuba et l'arrestation d'un grand nombre de personnes, dont...

FROM THE FIELD: A flood of humanitarian needs for Burundi lake dwellers |

Incessant heavy rains, followed by floods, landslides, and strong winds have led to farmland, dwellings, roads, markets and a wide range of businesses, disappearing...

Unesco quer Proteção e Promoção dos Direitos Humanos das Pessoas com Albinismo

A Organização das Nações Unidas para Educação, Ciência e Cultura, Unesco, assinou na sexta-feira, um acordo de cooperação para a implementação do Projeto para...

Deadly flooding, heatwaves in Europe, highlight urgency of climate action |

The agency said that countries including Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands had received up to two months’ rain in two days from 14...

PODCAST: Somali refugee farmers put down new roots in rural US |

Refugee farmers who grew up cultivating crops in Somalia have returned to the land, albeit in the United States, decades after fleeing their country’s...

UNICEF chief Henrietta Fore resigns ‘with a heavy heart’ |

Ms. Fore said it had been “a difficult decision”, and in a message to staff, described holding the office of Executive Director as “a tremendous honour”.

FROM THE FIELD: Cameroon’s displaced, get hooked on fish |

They’ve been learning how to breed fish in tanks hundreds of miles away from the sea, in a region where crops, raising animals and...

Vaccins contre la Covid-19 : le COVAX inquiet du système à 2 vitesses et...

Alors que les possibilités de voyage commencent à s’ouvrir dans certaines parties du monde, le COVAX demande instamment à toutes les autorités gouvernementales régionales,...

Colombia: Prevenir la pandemia de COVID-19 entre los pueblos indígenas del Amazonas

En pleno solsticio de verano del 2021, La Chorrera, área no municipalizada de la Amazonía colombiana, da cuenta de la séptima víctima de la...