UN launches coronavirus aid plan

2020-03-26 05:52

The United Nations launched a humanitarian response plan featuring an appeal for $2 billion to help the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.

Millions could die if coronavirus spreads unchecked, warns UN chief

2020-03-19 22:21

Millions of people could die from the new coronavirus, particularly in poor countries, if it is allowed to spread unchecked, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned.

UN headquarters in New York closed to tourists over coronavirus fears

2020-03-11 08:52

The United Nations has closed its New York headquarters to the general public to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

Denmark to resume taking in refugees

2020-02-27 18:32

Denmark will accept at least 30 refugees in the coming days as it reactivates a UN quota plan it suspended in 2016, authorities say.

Libya's warring sides propose draft ceasefire deal: UN

2020-02-24 22:51

Libya's warring sides have proposed a draft ceasefire agreement that would see the United Nations monitor the safe return of civilians to their homes, the UN says.

UN welcomes help in enforcing Libya arms embargo

2020-02-18 16:23

The United Nations has welcomed a new EU naval operation to enforce an arms embargo on Libya as the warring sides in the conflict met for military talks in Geneva.

Libya: UN envoy slams violations of pledge to end foreign meddling

2020-01-30 19:01

A UN envoy has charged that foreign actors continue to meddle in Libya's conflict, resupplying the parties to the conflict in violation of recent international commitments.

World powers in Berlin to seek elusive Libya peace

2020-01-19 12:17

World leaders will gather in Berlin on Sunday to make a fresh push for peace in Libya, in a desperate bid to stop the conflict-wracked nation from disintegrating into a "second Syria".

Both sides in Libya conflict accept ceasefire

2020-01-12 13:09

Both sides in Libya's conflict agreed to a ceasefire that started early Sunday following weeks of international diplomacy and calls for a truce by power-brokers Russia and Turkey.

City of Cape Town to begin 'enforcement operations' against Greenmarket Square refugees

2020-01-09 15:39

The City of Cape Town will soon begin 'enforcement operations' against the group of refugees camping outside the Central Methodist Church in Greenmarket Square, says Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security JP Smith.

 

UN urges prisoner releases to avoid coronavirus contagion

2020-03-25 18:33

Countries must protect people in detention from the Covid-19 pandemic by releasing vulnerable prisoners, the UN's rights chief said.

Emergency powers in virus fight must not be used to quash dissent: UN experts

2020-03-16 18:34

Countries going into crisis mode over the spread of the deadly new coronavirus must not use the emergency measures to suppress human rights, a group of independent UN experts says.

In starving South Sudan, peace is no guarantee of a meal

2020-03-09 18:22

The villagers hear the distant roar of jet engines before a cargo plane makes a deafening pass over Mogok, dropping sacks of grain from its hold to the marooned dust bowl below.

UN says Libya talks to go ahead

2020-02-25 21:12

The UN's Libya mission insisted on Tuesday that planned peace talks in Geneva would go ahead the following day, after rival sides separately said they would not take part.

Burkina violence displacing 4 000 people daily: UN

2020-02-21 18:16

More than 4 000 people are being forced to flee their homes each day in Burkina Faso, as attacks on civilians by jihadist militants increase in number and frequency, the UN's refugee agency has said.

Beheadings, kidnappings amid surge in Mozambique attacks: UN

2020-02-07 22:00

People are fleeing a surge of attacks in northern Mozambique where witnesses have described beheadings, mass kidnappings and villages burned to the ground, the United Nations has said.

Farm killings and land grabs: AfriForum reports Ramaphosa to the UN

2020-01-21 21:05

AfriForum has laid a formal complaint against President Cyril Ramaphosa and Cabinet Minister Lindiwe Sisulu with the UN's Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders.

Minute of silence at UN for 89 Niger troops

2020-01-14 08:39

UN Security Council ambassadors stood for a minute of silence in memory of 89 soldiers killed during a jihadist assault on a Niger military base.

Violence in DRC's Ituri may be crimes against humanity: UN

2020-01-10 16:15

Hundreds of people have been killed or raped in attacks on the Hema ethnic group in eastern DRC's Ituri province, in what "may amount to crimes against humanity" or even genocide, the UN says.

UN envoy: 'Devastating surge' of attacks in Sahel and West Africa

2020-01-09 11:26

Deadly attacks increased five-fold in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger since 2016 with over 4 000 deaths reported in 2019.

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