Today's News

New approach needed to address 40 million internally-displaced

Kyung-wha Kang. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The world has fallen short in its efforts to support millions of people displaced within their own countries due to conflict or natural disasters, a senior UN humanitarian official has said. UN Deputy…

24 Oct 2016 / Listen /

UN relief chief "deeply frustrated and saddened" by Aleppo evacuation delays

A child and a man sell baked goods in Aleppo, Syria. Photo: UNICEF/Rami Zayat

It is "deeply regrettable" that critically ill people have not been evacuated from the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo, despite calls from the UN and its partners in the past few days. That…

24 Oct 2016 / Listen /
Greenhouse gas report reveals record CO2 levels Yemen parties urged to extend ceasefire Yemen ceasefire "fragile but largely holding" UN chief welcomes "unilateral pause" in Syria bombing "I am here to listen and learn" UN Secretary-General-designate tells Member States Vaccine breakthrough deal set to save millions of children's lives Palestine question "cannot be relegated to a secondary problem:" UN official Yemen parties agree to resume ceasefire for initial 72-hour period Inhabitants of Iraqi city could be used as human shields "Take ownership of vital agenda" UN chief to world's mayors "Absolute devastation" witnessed by UN chief in Haiti Deal on greenhouse gas HFCs welcomed by UN
Today's Features

Ugandan entrepreneur stresses importance of education for impoverished children


  A Ugandan woman has been speaking at the UN about how education has turned her life around, from…

27 Oct 2016 / Listen /

New and "protracted" refugee flows on radar of humanitarians

Karen AbuZayd. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

Humanitarians are taking a closer look at "neglected and protracted" refugee situations as well as new refugee flows under…

27 Oct 2016 / Listen /

UN secures tents, emergency shelter kits for Mosul families "on the move"

Bruno Geddo. Photo: UNHCR

Thousands of tents have been airlifted to Iraq in anticipation of a large-scale displacement from the northern city of…

26 Oct 2016 / Listen /

Forgotten humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria

A nutrition screening for children in the Dalori camp for internally displaced people, in the north-eastern city of Maiduguri in Borno State, Nigeria. Photo: UNICEF/Andrew Esiebo (file photo)

A "forgotten crisis" is taking place in north-eastern Nigeria which the UN humanitarian affairs office (OCHA) warns could be…

26 Oct 2016 / Listen /

Study reveals widespread sexism and violence against women MPs

Martin Chungong. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

A study of 55 women members of parliament (MPs) from across the globe reveals that the majority have experienced…

26 Oct 2016 / Listen /
"Action is at the base" implementing New Urban Agenda for Africa Countries urged not to "turn back" on Afghanistan South Sudan at "tipping point" warns woman activist Mediterranean death toll hits record high Reports of ISIL "ruthlessness" as Mosul battle continues Families in Yemen struggling to feed their children: WFP UN will "do the right thing" for Haitian people Risk of "outright violence" increasing against LGBT in cities Project brings water to farmers in dry areas of Guatemala Somalia's Gaalkacyo "tense, volatile" as people flee fighting UN Mission will "stand firm" after violent protests in CAR Opium production surges by 43% in Afghanistan
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People in Houses

Princess Grace of Monaco stars in this drama about the life of refugees in Europe.   Duration: 28’46″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /

Life Begins at Ten


American actors Doris Day and Gregory Peck join Eleanor Roosevelt to raise awareness on the life of refugees in Europe. Duration: 14’21″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /
Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

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