UN stands in deep solidarity with Saint Vincent after devastating volcanic eruptions   |

On the road to red zone yesterday. 12,600 evacues have now been registered and require support with basic needs for food,...

Rights experts condemn UK report attempting to ‘normalize white supremacy’ |

“In 2021, it is stunning to read a report on race and ethnicity that repackages racist tropes and stereotypes into fact, twisting data and...

Northeast Nigeria violence forces 65,000 to flee, humanitarians targeted by armed groups |

“Up to 65,000 Nigerians are on the move following a series of attacks by armed groups on Damasak town, in northeast Nigeria’s restive Borno...

Settler violence is rising in Occupied Palestinian Territory, warn experts |

Highlighting more than 210 incidents already this year and one Palestinian fatality, the Special Rapporteurs urged the Israeli authorities to investigate thoroughly, maintaining that...

‘Large, likely long-lasting’ crisis looms over Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado, UNICEF warns |

The region has been plagued by insecurity since 2017. The situation, however, deteriorated dramatically last month as militant extremists attacked and reportedly overran the...

Rights experts sound alarm over Uganda ‘brutal’ election crackdown  |

“We are particularly alarmed by the reports of widespread and continued repression against opposition leaders and their supporters”, the nine experts said in a...

Why we should support refugee athletes’ Olympic medal hopes in Tokyo: UNHCR |

That’s the message from the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, which on Tuesday called for support for more than 60 Refugee Olympic and Paralympic athletes currently dedicating...

Myanmar: ‘Significant action’ needed by Security Council to prevent ‘bloodbath’  |

As the world watches in horror as Myanmar's military continues to defy calls, including by UN Security Council, to end fundamental human rights violations...

Myanmar: UN chief condemns killing of civilians during brutal crackdown on protestors |

In a statement issued by Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq, Secretary-General António Guterres said, “the continuing military crackdown…is unacceptable and demands a firm, unified and...

Myanmar: UN expert calls for emergency summit, warns conditions ‘likely to get much worse’...

In a statement on Thursday, Tom Andrews warned that the “pace and scope” of the international response to the military coup in the southeast...

UN emergency fund allocates $14 million for Rohingya refugees left homeless by massive fire...

The blaze displaced more than 45,000 mostly Rohingya refugees originally from neighbouring Myanmar, and destroyed the camp’s main hospital and other important health, nutrition...

Turkey’s withdrawal from women’s protection treaty, ‘worrying step backwards’ |

“This decision…sends a dangerous message that violence against women is not important, with the risk of encouraging perpetrators and weakening measures to prevent it”,...

Mozambique: Cabo Delgado displacement could reach 1 million, UN officials warn |

Assistant High Commissioners Gillian Triggs and Raouf Mazou were fresh from the country, where they heard shocking stories from survivors of a crisis that...

Collective commitment needed to end the ‘poison’ of racism: UN cultural chief says |

Addressing the Paris-based agency’s Global Forum on Racism, Director-General Audrey Azoulay said racism “is the calling card of populist and xenophobic groups”, while hate...

Tigray crisis: Children must be protected from harm, urges UNICEF |

[email protected] remains deeply concerned about the continuing crisis in Tigray, Ethiopia, and its worrying implications for children and their access to...

Independent UN expert says ‘tsunami of hate’ targeting minorities must be tackled |

“The Holocaust did not start with the gas chambers, it started with hate speech against a minority”, warned Fernand de Varennes, the UN Special Rapporteur on...

‘If you don’t feed people, you feed conflict’, UN chief tells Security Council |

“When a country or region is gripped by conflict and hunger, they become mutually reinforcing… cannot be resolved separately”, Secretary-General António Guterres said via...

‘Hell’ in Yemen, with millions ‘knocking on the door of famine’ WFP’s Beasley warns ...

As famine-like conditions are emerging across Yemen David Beasley, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme, said “the answer is simple”.   “We have a...

Yemen: UN migration agency calls for urgent humanitarian access after ‘horrific’ fire   |

IOM also called for the release of all migrants from the Immigration, Passports and Naturalization Authority Immigration Holding Facility, where many Ethiopian detainees were being...

Anti-Muslim hatred has reached ‘epidemic proportions’ says UN rights expert, urging action by States...

In a report to the Council, he cited European surveys in 2018 and 2019 that showed that nearly four in 10 people held unfavourable...

UN to review deadly convoy attack in DR Congo which led to Italian Ambassador’s...

The UN’s Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) will be leading a detailed review into the incident, the agency said in an update on Tuesday. 

FROM THE FIELD: Focusing a lens on courage, despair and hope |

A father plays with his daughter during the COVID-19 pandemic in Buenos Aires, Argentina. , by Constanza Portnoy People...

Five million Yemenis ‘one step away from famine’– UN relief coordinator tells Security Council...

 “We are running out of time”, said Mark Lowcock, who also heads UN humanitarian affairs, noting that across Yemen, more than 16 million people...

Burundi: UN refugee agency appeals for over $220 million in ‘crucial’ support |

“Increased international support is crucial to ensure Burundian refugees receive meaningful protection and care in neighbouring countries”, said Clementine Nkweta-Salami, the UN Office of...