UN refugee agency scaling up support as ‘horrific’ violence in DR Congo drives thousands into Uganda

In the span of just three days – between 10 and 13 March – more than 4,000 people, mostly terrified women and children, have crossed into Uganda from crisis-gripped eastern provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations refugee agency said Friday.

UN refugee agency scaling up support as ‘horrific’ violence in DR Congo drives thousands into Uganda
March 16, 2018 at 07:31AM : International People Search
March 16, 2018 at 07:31AM

Guterres urges donors to generously support UN agency for Palestine refugees, ‘as a matter of human solidarity’

Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday called on the international community to generously support the activities of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which is facing “the worst financial crisis in its history.”  

Guterres urges donors to generously support UN agency for Palestine refugees, ‘as a matter of human solidarity’
March 15, 2018 at 12:56PM : International People Search
March 15, 2018 at 12:56PM

Mexico: UN report points to torture, cover-ups in probe into disappearance of 43 students

The United Nations human rights wing said Thursday that it has strong grounds to believe that the investigation into the disappearance of 43 students from a rural Mexican college in 2014 was marred by torture and cover-ups.

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March 15, 2018 at 08:08AM
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UN-World Bank panel report calls for ‘fundamental shift’ in water management

With 700 million people worldwide at risk of being displaced by intense water scarcity by 2030, water infrastructure investment must be at least doubled over the next five years, a panel set up by the United Nations and the World Bank recommended on Wednesday.   

UN-World Bank panel report calls for ‘fundamental shift’ in water management
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UN agency issues refugee protection guidance for thousands of Venezuelans fleeing crisis-torn country

As deepening economic woes force thousands of Venezuelans to flee the crisis-gripped country, the United Nations on Tuesday issued guidance on treating the population as “refugees,” while the head of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) warned that the outflow into neighboring countries such as Colombia constitutes a “humanitarian disaster.”

UN agency issues refugee protection guidance for thousands of Venezuelans fleeing crisis-torn country
March 13, 2018 at 08:51AM : International People Search
March 13, 2018 at 08:51AM

Rohingyas could face further violence if they return to Myanmar, UN adviser warns

International crimes were committed against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar and those who fled the country could face further persecutions if they return now, a senior United Nations official said Tuesday.

Rohingyas could face further violence if they return to Myanmar, UN adviser warns
March 13, 2018 at 10:12AM : International People Search
March 13, 2018 at 10:12AM

Syria conflict: 2017 deadliest year for children, UN aid official reports

More than 900 children in Syria were killed last year, making 2017 the deadliest year for children in the country’s ongoing conflict, a senior United Nations official told the Geneva-based Human Rights Council on Tuesday, warning that the grim statistics may only be the tip of the iceberg.

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March 13, 2018 at 08:46AM
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Thousands or migrants return home safely from Libya as part of UN-supported programme

Since last November, 10,171 migrants have safely returned from Libya, the United Nations migration agency announced Tuesday, crediting the achievement to a scale up of its Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) programme.

Thousands or migrants return home safely from Libya as part of UN-supported programme
March 13, 2018 at 08:19AM : International People Search
March 13, 2018 at 08:19AM

UN women’s commission opens annual session at ‘pivotal moment’ for gender equality movement

Taking place at “a pivotal moment for the rights of women and girls,” the United Nations body dedicated to gender equality and women’s empowerment opened its annual session on Monday hearing calls to help women, especially those in rural communities, secure an end to the male-dominated power dynamic that has long marginalized their participation and muted their voices.

UN women’s commission opens annual session at ‘pivotal moment’ for gender equality movement
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UN anti-drug conference offers ‘opportunity to chart a better and balanced path’ forward – UN chief

Inclusive partnerships are essential to addressing drug challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the top United Nations panel dealing with all aspects of narcotic drugs.

UN anti-drug conference offers ‘opportunity to chart a better and balanced path’ forward – UN chief
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March 12, 2018 at 08:38AM