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    Rape, murder and hunger: The legacy of Sudan’s year of war

    Suffering is growing too and is likely to get worse, Justin Brady, head of the UN humanitarian relief office, OCHA, in Sudan, warned UN...

    Wave of increased food insecurity hits West and Central Africa

    This is a four million increase in the number of people currently dealing with food insecurity in that region.Mali is facing the worst situation...

    World News in Brief: Looming famine threat for Sudan, 3.3 million in need near...

    After nearly a year of brutal civil war between rival militaries, food production has been hit and communities face acute shortages of other essential...

    Widespread destruction across Khan Younis as Gazans ‘struggle to survive’

    “Humanitarians are working hard to support them, but we need security, access and reliable facilitation by Israeli forces, whose responsibilities don’t end when supplies...

    ‘Fear and loss’ multiplies in Sudan exodus

    At least 1.8 million among them fled across the border into neighbouring, South Sudan, Chad, Central African Republic, Egypt and Ethiopia; as well as...

    Mother makes 200km emergency trip across rural Madagascar to save baby

    “I thought I was going to lose my baby and die on the journey to hospital.”The chilling words of Samueline Razafindravao, who had to...

    Gaza: ‘No protection’ for civilians, aid workers, Security Council hears

    Briefing the Council on the current situation on the ground, Ramesh Rajasingham, coordination director with UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, and Janti Soeripto of...

    World News in Brief: Rights chief dismay over Uganda anti-LGBT law, Haiti update, aid...

    In a statement, Volker Türk urged authorities in Kampala to repeal it in its entirety, together with other discriminatory legislation passed into law by...

    ‘Shocking’ increase in children denied aid in conflicts

    Painting a grim landscape of the world’s war zones, Virginia Gamba, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, briefed ambassadors, citing grave...

    UN underscores commitment to stay and deliver in Myanmar

    The expansion of fighting throughout the country has deprived communities of basic needs and access to essential services and has had a devastating impact...

    Unravelling the legacies of slavery

    “You’re speaking about the greatest crime against humanity ever committed,” said renowned historian Sir Hilary Beckles, who also chairs the Caribbean Community’s Reparations Commission,...

    World News in Brief: Haiti support continues, deadly Afghan mine blasts, autism awareness day

    On Saturday alone, the World Food Programme (WFP) provide more than 28,000 meals to people who have been forced to flee their homes.Despite the widespread insecurity, WFP...

    From Desperation to Determination: Indonesian Trafficking Survivors Demand Justice

    Rokaya needed time to recover after illness forced her to quit as a live-in maid in Malaysia and return home to Indramayu, West Java....

    Health system ‘barely surviving’, as OCHA calls on Gaza aid restrictions to end

    In a social media post, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that only 10 out of 36 hospitals are now partially functioning in the enclave. Al-Amal hospital...

    Rights expert finds ‘reasonable grounds’ genocide is being committed in Gaza

    Francesca Albanese was speaking at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, where she presented her latest report, entitled ‘Anatomy of a Genocide’, during...

    Israel’s new aid ban on UNRWA in Gaza ‘a wrong move’: UN coordinator

    On the heels of Israel’s announcement on Sunday that it would no longer approve aid shipments into northern Gaza by the UN agency for...

    UN pays tribute to victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

    Addressing a commemorative meeting to mark the International Day of Remembrance of The Victims of Slavery and The Transatlantic Slave Trade, Assembly President Dennis...

    World News in Brief: Sex trafficking and child recruitment in Sudan, new mass grave...

    This is being compounded by an increase in child and forced marriage, and the recruitment of boys by combatants in the continuing war between...

    Gaza: UN aid team reaches stricken north, confirms ‘shocking’ disease and hunger

    The UN’s top aid official in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Jamie McGoldrick, reached Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahia on Thursday, where children with...

    Children of Gaza spread joy for Ramadan, despite the war

    While ceasefire talks failed to end the five-month-long conflict that has killed nearly 32,000 Palestinians – most of them women and children – the...

    World News in Brief: Haiti aid delivery continues, South Sudan violence, pandemic treaty talks...

    Rampant gang violence has created a humanitarian crisis in the Caribbean country, whose Prime Minister, Ariel Henry, resigned last week. UN children’s agency UNICEF reported...

    Iran: Repression continues two years after nationwide protests

    Addressing the Human Rights Council in Geneva, the International Fact-Finding Mission on Iran – a group of Council-appointed independent experts - said that Ms. Amini’s...

    For the first time in weeks, UN aid teams reach Gaza City

    “WFP delivered enough food for 25,000 people to Gaza City early Tuesday in first successful convoy to the north since 20 February,” the UN...

    More casualties in Russia’s war on Ukraine from strike on central city

    A Russian missile strike on a multi-storey apartment block in central Ukraine that left three dead and around 40 injured on Tuesday has been...