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Women Day

IWD: Celebrating women in COVID-19 ‘fight’ and development.

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March 8 of every year is observed as International Women's Day (IWD) to celebrate women for their immense contribution towards national development and...
Covid Vaccine

UN launches tool to monitor COVID-19 vaccine roll-outs in some countries

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The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has launched a new element of a data tool focusing on the roll-out of...
Refugees

UN appeals for US$266 million to feed over 3 million refugees in Eastern Africa

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Two UN agencies have appealed for 29.23 billion shillings (about 266 million U.S. dollars) to end food ration cuts for more than 3 million...
A woman walks with a baby stroller in front of the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York, the United States, July 20, 2020. The UN headquarters on Monday started its phase one reopening after it had remained physically close over the past four months to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. (Xinhua/Wang Jiangang)

United Nations: Tens of thousands remain arbitrarily detained in Syria

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dpa/GNA - Tens of thousands of civilians are still arbitrarily detained in Syria, their fate unknown 10 years after the conflict began, the...
Covid

Emerging technologies offer opportunity for inclusive COVID-19 recovery – UN

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The COVID-19 recovery offers an opportunity for governments and the international community to use new and emerging technologies to tackle inequalities triggered by the...
UN Youth 2030 Strategy Plan

We will strengthen partnership with the youth – UN

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Madam Anne-Claire Dufay, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Country Representative, Ghana, says the United Nations (UN) is committed to partnering young people in the...
Ethiopia Map

“Several thousand” flee into Sudan amid conflict in Ethiopia – UN

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Refugee Agency, on Tuesday said "several thousand" Ethiopians have sought safety in Sudan's Blue...
United Nations

UN investigating allegations of sex abuse in DRC Ebola outbreak

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The United Nations is investigating allegations of sexual abuse in the humanitarian response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo...
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AU and UN urge Somali leaders to resume talks on poll impasse

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The United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) on Tuesday called on Somali leaders to resume dialogue and agree on arrangements to hold...
Ethiopian Tigray

Over 60,500 Ethiopians flee into Sudan

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More than 60,500 Ethiopian refugees have crossed into Sudan following the recent conflict in Ethiopia's northernmost Tigray regional state, the United Nations High Commissioner...
South Sudan

UN urges South Sudan to hasten peace deal implementation for fair polls

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The UN senior envoy in South Sudan has called on political parties to accelerate the peace deal implementation to enable free and fair elections. David...
Ethiopian Army

Tigray situation dire, hundreds of thousands need assistance – UN

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The situation in embattled Tigray of Ethiopia is dire, UN humanitarians said on Thursday, citing hundreds of thousands of people who lack essential services...
locust crisis

Somalia and UN appeal for funds to intensify anti-locust fight

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Somalia and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Thursday appealed to the international community for additional resources to intensify...
Yemen

Yemen’s Houthis divert at least US$1 billion in state funds for war – UN

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dpa/GNA - Yemen's Houthi rebels have diverted more than 1 billion dollars in state funds to their fight in the country's civil war,...
Fishing

UN builds jetty in Somalia to spur fishing industry

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The World Food Program (WFP) has started building a fishing jetty in Somalia to help boost the fishing industry in the country, a senior...
Antonio Guterres

Humanitarian aid in Ethiopia’s Tigray insufficient – UN

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The fighting in Ethiopia's Tigray region generates need faster than humanitarians can deliver aid, Stephane Dujarric, the chief spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres,...
United Nations

UN says 3 mln Iraqis exposed to food insecurity

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The UN World Food Program (WFP) warned that about 3 million Iraqis, including 731,000 displaced people and returnees, are exposed to food insecurity because...
United Nations

Fighting, bureaucratic hurdles limit aid access in Ethiopia’s Tigray – UN

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Fighting and bureaucratic hurdles are limiting access to civilian victims of conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, UN humanitarians said on Friday. "Access to...
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Returning displaced persons find Tigray homes, infrastructure looted, damaged – UN

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Displaced persons who are returning to Ethiopia's conflict-stricken Tigray region find their homes, government buildings and infrastructure looted and damaged or destroyed, UN humanitarians...
Covid

UN says interruption of COVID-19 control measures in Ethiopia’s Tigray could facilitate “massive community...

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The interruption of COVID-19 surveillance and control activities in Ethiopia's conflict-hit northern Tigray regional state could facilitate "massive community transmission," the United Nations said...
Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

UN releases fund to fight desert locust spread in Kenya

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The United Nations has appropriated 1.5 million U.S. dollars from its Central Emergency Response Fund to fight the possible spread of a desert locust...
United Nations

UN holds first meeting with Libyan Political Dialogue Forum’s Advisory Committee

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A UN representative on Monday held a virtual meeting with the newly established Advisory Committee of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) to discuss...
Libya Map

UN announces establishment of Libyan Political Dialogue Forum’s advisory committee

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The UN Support Mission in Libya on Saturday announced the establishment of the Advisory Committee of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF). "The committee's mandate...
United Nations

UN welcomes prisoner swap between Libyan parties

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Saturday welcomed the exchange of prisoners between rival parties. "UNSMIL welcomes the remarkable success registered today...
Central African Republic

UN: Rebel violence in Central African Republic threatens elections

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The United Nations and human rights activists have warned against violence ahead of upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections in the Central African Republic. Armed violence...
Antonio Guterres

Humanitarian aid has started to trickle into Ethiopia’s Tigray: UN

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Humanitarian assistance has started to gradually trickle into Ethiopia's Tigray region although access is limited in areas where conflict is ongoing, said a UN...
Libya Map

UN launches works of Libyan Political Dialogue’s Legal Committee

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The Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in Libya, Stephanie Williams, on Monday announced launching the works of the Legal Committee of...
Libya Dawn Fighter

UN condemns “intimidation acts” against Libyan oil corporation

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Friday condemned "acts of intimidation" against Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC). "UNSMIL condemns the recent threats...
Antonio Guterres

Guterres to speak at German parliament for 75th anniversary of UN

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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres is to address the German parliament on Friday as part of events marking the 75th anniversary of the...
United Nations

Needy running out of food, water in Ethiopia’s Tigray: UN

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The needy people in Ethiopia's Tigray state reportedly are running out of food because of a lack of access for the United Nations and...