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    UN agencies sound alarm over renewed clashes in eastern DR Congo

    The UN Mission, MONUSCO, also called on the group to respect the Luanda roadmap, an agreement signed in 2022 by Angola, DRC and Rwanda that...

    World News in Brief: Rafah ‘slaughter’ fears, Ukraine energy system attacks, rights abuses against...

    “Today, I’m sounding the alarm once again: Military operations in Rafah could lead to a slaughter in Gaza. They could also leave an already...

    INTERVIEW: Unpacking Egypt’s vital aid role in Gaza and Sudan

    UN News spoke with Elena Panova, UN Resident Coordinator in Egypt, and Neveen Alqabbaj, Vice-President of the Egyptian Red Crescent Society and Egypt’s Minister...

    Gazans ‘have no homes – and they have no hope’: UN chief

      Speaking at a press conference at UN Headquarters in New York, the UN chief underscored the need for “real, visible, concrete steps” towards a...

    World News in Brief: Ukraine nuclear power plant update, DR Congo flood response, impact...

    IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi took stock of the safety and security situation at the plant as part of ongoing efforts to help...

    Gaza: Rafah a ‘pressure cooker of despair’ as exodus south continues

    The warning from the UN aid coordination office, OCHA, comes nearly four months since Israel commenced a devastating bombing campaign in response to Hamas-led...

    Gaza: Aid cuts to UN agency could be felt in weeks

    “While we’re addressing these concerns very actively, the humanitarian work needs to go on,” UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric told reporters at the Noon Briefing at...

    Peacekeepers and civilians killed during clashes in disputed Abyei region

    Armed youth from rival factions of the Dinka ethnic group have been battling over the location of an administrative boundary in the oil-rich region,...

    Gaza: Top UN aid official calls for end to attacks on sites sheltering civilians

    The death toll from intensified fighting “in the area” of the training centre in the southern city of Khan Younis in recent days has...

    Africa now ‘global epicentre’ of terrorism: UN chief

    Speaking at a meeting in New York on counter-terrorism initiatives across the continent, António Guterres said terror groups were “shredding the social fabric of...

    Nine killed in direct hit on UNRWA shelter

    Teams from the agency and the World Health Organization (WHO) were trying to reach the Khan Younis Training Centre, said Tom White, Director of...

    First Person: In post-war Sudan ‘I know we will fight hard to heal from...

    Mr. Ginish is a National Field Coordinator with the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Sudan. He recounts his experience of...

    Gaza: Fewer than 1 in 4 aid missions given green light, says OCHA

    “In the first two weeks of January, only 24 per cent - seven out of 29 – of planned missions to deliver food, medicine,...

    UN chief reiterates Gaza ceasefire call, condemns ‘collective punishment’ of Palestinians

    Addressing reporters at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday, the UN chief expressed deep concern about the “unprecedented” level of civilian casualties and...

    UN chief condemns Russian attacks against Ukrainian cities and towns

    Overnight, Russian armed forces reportedly launched 158 missiles and drones in several waves targeting locations across Ukraine, including in Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, Khmelnytskyi, Dnipropetrovsk,...

    Lebanon: UN Force condemns attack on peacekeepers

    The windows of a patrol vehicle were also smashed. The patrol was attacked on Wednesday night (local time) by a group of young men in...

    Rebuild trust and restore hope in 2024: UN chief’s call

    “Humanity is strongest when we stand together. 2024 must be a year for rebuilding trust and restoring hope,” expressed Mr. Guterres in his New...

    World News in Brief: UN chief shocked by Czech mass shooting, UNICEF appeal for...

    At least 14 people were killed and 25 injured after a gunman opened fire in what some media called the worst shooting in the...

    Afghanistan: Taliban’s return to ‘international norms’ is non-negotiable says UN mission chief

    Roza Otunbayeva, who also heads the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), also underscored the need for greater engagement with the de facto Taliban...

    INTERVIEW: Destruction, displacement, and grief. Senior UNRWA official reflects on ‘unprecedented’ conflict in Gaza

    135 UNRWA staff members are known to have been killed in Gaza since the escalation of fighting since the 7 October Hamas attacks on...

    Ukraine: Türk calls on Russia to silence the guns in appeal for ‘a just...

    Since the onset of the invasion the UN human rights office (OHCHR) has meticulously monitored the situation. As of December 4, there have been...

    Security Council condemns deadly terror attack on Iran police station

    The attack on the Rasak police station in the southeastern Sistan and Baluchistan province, which is prone to unrest, was claimed by “Jaish al-Adl,”...