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2014, deadliest year at sea off Yemen

Exhausted new arrivals recover on a beach after crossing the ocean to southern Yemen. Photo: SHS/A.S. Hussein/UNHCR

More people have died at sea trying to get to Yemen this year than in the past three years, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The agency says that smugglers' boats that…

17 Oct 2014 / Listen /

First case of Ebola in Europe confirmed by WHO

A WFP distribution centre in the heavily-populated West Point neighbourhood of Monrovia in Liberia, which was quarantined in response to the Ebola outbreak. Photo: WFP/Rein Skullerud

The Spanish authorities have notified the World Health Organization (WHO) about the first case of Ebola in Europe. WHO…

7 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Expanded assistance for displaced people in Ukraine: IOM

Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine, many being women with children. Photo: UNFPA Ukraine/Olena Kulyk

An additional four thousand displaced people in Ukraine will be receiving support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM).…

3 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Ukraine “not a victim” of West, only of Russia

UN Photo/Kim Haughton

Ukraine has blamed Russia for what it described as the "occupation of Crimea" and said other states had not…

3 Oct 2014 / Listen /
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