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UN condemns terrorist attack in Kabul, underscores need to protect civilians

UN condemns terrorist attack in Kabul, underscores need to protect civilians

Condemning the terrorist attack in the Afghan capital, Kabul, United Nations officials, including the Secretary-General and his Special Representative for the country as well as members of the Security Council underscored that all parties to the conflict are obliged, under international law, to ensure that civilians are protected from any harm. “Indiscriminate attacks against civilians […]

Act before time runs out, urges UNICEF, as Yemen grapples with ‘unprecedented’ cholera outbreak

Act before time runs out, urges UNICEF, as Yemen grapples with ‘unprecedented’ cholera outbreak

Amid an “unprecedented” increase in suspected cholera cases in war-torn Yemen – where medical facilities are teetering on the edge of collapse – the United…

Constraints on movement in occupied territory at root of Palestinian hardship – UN report

Constraints on movement in occupied territory at root of Palestinian hardship – UN report

Israeli constraints on movement and economics, along with the blockade on the Gaza Strip and internal political strife, are at the root of Palestinian suffering…

Do not stand silent while Syrian parties use starvation, fear as ‘methods of war,’ urges UN aid chief

Do not stand silent while Syrian parties use starvation, fear as ‘methods of war,’ urges UN aid chief

Though there are significantly fewer reports of violence in some parts of Syria, the consequences of the conflict continue to devastate lives, the top United…

‘We are not close’ to urgently needed peace deal in Yemen, UN envoy tells Security Council

‘We are not close’ to urgently needed peace deal in Yemen, UN envoy tells Security Council

The United Nations envoy for Yemen today stressed an urgent need for a peace agreement by the warring sides in the country, but confessed that…

Perpetrators of attack in Baghdad during Ramadan must be held accountable

Perpetrators of attack in Baghdad during Ramadan must be held accountable

Condemning “in the strongest terms” recent terrorist attacks in Iraqi capital, Baghdad, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today…

UN urges aid for civilians swept up in Central African Republic’s ‘new spiral of escalating violence’

UN urges aid for civilians swept up in Central African Republic’s ‘new spiral of escalating violence’

Warning that violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) is quickly escalating, the top United Nations aid official…

UN ramps up cooperation to help hundreds of thousands of desperate refugees and migrants

UN ramps up cooperation to help hundreds of thousands of desperate refugees and migrants

Two United Nations agencies today pledged to join forces and “go the extra mile” by expanding operations in…

Amid fresh violence in Central African Republic, UN rallies support for displaced

Amid fresh violence in Central African Republic, UN rallies support for displaced

United Nations agencies are seeking to rally support for the people fleeing escalating violence in the Central African…

This is Why Africa Matters to the United States

This is Why Africa Matters to the United States

The cuts to foreign aid proposed in US President Donald Trump’s new budget, if passed, would drastically diminish…

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