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Guterres ‘strongly condemns’ stabbing attack that left three Israelis dead in West Bank

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned yesterday evening&#39s stabbing attack by a Palestinian perpetrator, which resulted in the death of three members of an Israeli family in the Halamish settlement in...

‘The time to act is now;’ end children’s suffering in Iraq and across the Middle East – UNICEF

Calling for &#8220immediate care and protection&#8221 for children caught up in violence in Iraq&#39s war torn Mosul and other Middle East conflicts, the United Nations Children&#39s Fund (UNICEF) today warned that the lives...

UN report reveals shocking abuse African migrant women face on their journey to Europe

The United Nations migration agency today said that perhaps 80 per cent of Nigerian migrant women and girls arriving on Europe&#39s shores in Italy could potentially be sex trafficking victims, spotlighting the horrific levels of abuse and...

UN health agency urges early action to stave off threat of HIV drug resistance

The United Nations health agency has warned that the spread of an HIV strain resistant to some of the most widely used medicines could undermine global progress in treating and preventing HIV infection if early and effective action is not taken.

In DR Congo, UN aid chief says world must ‘not let down’ millions of people in need

Wrapping up a four-day mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations humanitarian chief today urged the world &#8220not to forget the DRC,&#8221 and called for scaled-up relief funding to help millions of...

INTERVIEW: Education, women’s empowerment ‘top priorities’ for UN in India, says senior official

To meet the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), India should prioritize women&#39s empowerment and education, the United Nation&#39s development chief in the country said.

Three displaced families killed in airstrike in south-west Yemen – UN rights wing

Three displaced families have been killed when their makeshift shelter was hit in an airstrike in Yemen&#39s Taiz governorate earlier this week, the United Nations human rights wing said.

Rainy season worsens cholera crisis in Yemen; UN agencies deliver clean water, food

Yemen is facing the world&#39s largest cholera outbreak, the United Nations health agency today warned, with 5,000 Yemenis falling sick every day &#8211 the majority of them children and the elderly.

UN agency lauds new project to register undocumented Afghan refugees in Pakistan

A new pilot project in Pakistan to register undocumented Afghan refugees &#8211 who up to now have been without identity papers and living in fear of being arrested or deported &#8211 would allow up to one million people to have legal...

UN chief concerned about unfolding violence in Jerusalem’s Old City

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today expressed concern about the situation in the Old City of Jerusalem, which has been the scene of escalating violence in recent days.