Today's News

Yemen cholera outbreak now world’s worst, say two top UN officials

A child with severe diarrhoea or cholera receives treatment at the Sab'een Hospital in Sana'a, Yemen,on 12 May 2017. © UNICEF/UN065873/Alzekri

The number of suspected cases of cholera in Yemen has surpassed 200,000, making it the worst outbreak of the disease in the world. That's according to the heads of the UN Children's Fund…

24 Jun 2017 / Listen /

Bombings at marketplace in Pakistan condemned by UN chief

Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré (file)

Two bombings at a crowded marketplace in Pakistan on Friday, which left many dead and injured, have been condemned by the UN Secretary-General. The explosions took place in Parachinar, in the Federally Administered…

23 Jun 2017 / Listen /
News in Brief 23 June 2017 (PM) "End South Sudan conflict" to resolve Uganda's refugee crisis: UN chief News in Brief 23 June 2017 (AM) UN chief expresses "praise, admiration" for Uganda refugee efforts
Today's Features

Food festival in Europe showcases talented refugee chefs

Refugee Food Festival in Strasbourg in 2016.  © UNHCR / B. Loyseau

Refugee chefs from countries such as Afghanistan, Eritrea and Somalia are showcasing their culinary skills in restaurants across 13…

26 Jun 2017 / Listen /

UN-backed fish farm project unites Ugandans and refugees


The number of people who have fled their homes due to conflict, persecution and instability hit a record high…

24 Jun 2017 / Listen /

UNHCR Special Envoy urges more support for Somali refugees

Somali refugees queue at a reception centre in Kenya. UNHCR is concerned about fresh violence in Somalia. © UNHCR/B.Bannon

More international support is needed for Somalia so that scores of citizens who left the country decades ago can…

23 Jun 2017 / Listen /

UNDP committed to supporting Libya during "difficult juncture"


Despite insecurity, a breakdown in the rule of law, and an all-around "difficult situation" in Libya, the UN Development…

23 Jun 2017 / Listen /

Young refugee mother in Uganda thankful for UN support


A young mother who escaped conflict in South Sudan is grateful to have found shelter and safety at a…

23 Jun 2017 / Listen /
"Unique experience" for British engineers in South Sudan Sri Lanka food production hit hard by drought, heavy rains: FAO Praise for peacekeepers’ support in recent South Sudan crisis Record 141 million people need humanitarian aid
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Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt


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