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UN / SYRIA

Violence against civilians is continuing in Syria despite a UN Security Council resolution calling for increased and unhindered humanitarian access. The UN Humanitarian Coordinator said the situation of millions of people has not improved, adding that conflict and violence have intensified in the past four weeks with many people killed and injured. UNTV / FILE

28 Mar 2014 | Read More »

GA / SYRIA HUMANITARIAN 1

As the conflict that has inflicted unimaginable suffering on the Syrian people prepares to enter its fourth year, United Nations officials stressed the need for a political solution to end the crisis, as well as greater efforts to protect civilians and ensure they receive the assistance they desperately need. UNTV / FILE

25 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / UGANDA ANTI-GAY-LAW

UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky read statements by both Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and human rights chief Navi Pillay spoke against the anti-homosexuality law signed into force in Uganda, saying it violates basic human rights and endangers lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the country. UNTV

24 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / GING SOMALIA

UN operations director for humanitarian affairs John Ging said that "Somalis have suffered endlessly for almost 25 years" and that "we cannot be distracted now from our task" to consolidate the fragile gains that have already been made; adding that this requires funding. UNTV

18 Feb 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / HOMS DETAINEES WRAP

The UN Refugee Agency warned that dozens of men and boys aged 15 to 55 — who left Old Homs during an agreed cease-fire, are still being held and questioned by Syrian authorities. CH UNTV / UNTV

14 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / HOMS MALE DETAINEES

  A UN spokesperson said that the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), along with staff from UNICEF and the UN Population Fund have a "regular presence" at the school in Homs Syria where men who were among the evacuated are being questioned. So far, more than 150 of the 336 men and boys have been questioned [...]

12 Feb 2014 | Read More »

SYRIA / HOMS TRUCE EXTENSION

The Syrian government and opposition agreed to extend a three-day truce in Old Homs to allow humanitarian access, after it was broken on Saturday. UNHCR

10 Feb 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / CAR HUMANITARIAN

UNICEF informed that 20,000 children in the Central African Republic (CAR) capital, Bangui, will start classes in temporary learning spaces after violence forced them to flee their homes and closed down their schools. CH UNTV

4 Feb 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / AMOS PRESSER

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos wrapped up a three-day visit to South Sudan. She said that so far, aid agencies had assisted over 300,000 displaced people but while this had saved many lives, humanitarians had not been able to provide assistance to many others due to the continuing insecurity. UNMISS  

29 Jan 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / MALAKAL AMOS 2

During a visit to Malakal, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos witnessed the devastation of the town, the “dire” circumstance of the displaced and a vandalized WFP warehouse. The agency lost food that would have fed over two hundred thousand people for a month.  UNMISS

29 Jan 2014 | Read More »

 

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