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U.N. Provides Food Assistance to Iraqis As Conflict in Mosul Intensifies

New York, N.Y. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided food assistance to some 100,000 people fleeing the intensifying conflict in Mosul, including a distribution on Sunday to 25,000 people in Gogjali, while also working tirelessly with its partners to reach families that remain trapped in Mosul city and newly recovered areas. WFP strives […]

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Vital Efforts to Protect Children for Wider Peace in Colombia

New York, N.Y. The senior United Nations child rights envoy today said she is heartened by the commitment of the Colombian Government and a the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People’s Army (FARC) to separate and reintegrate children associated with the armed group, despite the negative results of the recent referendum on the Colombian peace accord. […]

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U.N. Security Council Calls for Eradicating ISIS Safe Havens

New York, N.Y. The United Nations Security Council this evening called on all countries that can do so to take the war on terrorism to Islamic State-controlled territory in Syria and Iraq and destroy its safe haven, warning that the group intends to mount further terror attacks like those that devastated Paris and Beirut last week. […]

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Refugees Must Not be Turned into ‘Scapegoats’ Following Paris Attacks

New York, N.Y.  The United Nations refugee agency expressed its shock and horror at the attacks in Paris and the killing of so many innocent people and warned against the scapegoating of refugees, in the wake of the deadly attacks. Just over 300 Syrian refugees with passports lining up to board the night ferry from […]

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‘Status Quo Simply Cannot Continue in Syria’ – U.N. Chief

New York, N.Y. More than five years since the unrest in Syria began, senior United Nations officials today stressed to the Security Council that the status quo in the war-torn country cannot continue, highlighting the effects of the conflict on civilians, especially women and children. Tesreen Camp, Aleppo, Syria. Credit: OCHA/Josephine Guerrero. “The Syria crisis is […]

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Major Spike in Number of Migrant Children on Move in Europe

New York, N.Y. With record numbers of child refugees and migrants – 700 a day seeking asylum in Europe –the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said it has identified five groups of vulnerable children and is mobilizing tailored actions to meet their needs. A young child, wearing a sweater and a knitted cap, eats a […]

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Ban Voices ‘Profound Alarm’ at Rise in Deadly Incidents in West Bank

New York, N.Y. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced “profound alarm” today at the growing number of deadly incidents in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Construction in the Israeli settlement of Ariel in the West Bank. Photo: Annie Slemrod/IRIN. “The last few days of clashes, which resulted in the death of four Palestinians, including […]

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U.N.: Gaza Still in Crisis One Year after Hostilities – Recovery Needed

Gaza, Palestine. One year after the escalation of hostilities in Gaza, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, Robert Piper, today expressed concern over the ongoing humanitarian situation and the slow pace of reconstruction there. A rubble removal project at Shujaiyah, Gaza, is funded by Sweden and implemented by UNDP. Photo: UNDP. […]

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