An extreme months-long drought has left the Horn of Africa on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe, forcing huge numbers of people to leave their homes in search of food.
The United Nations drew up a list of 142 individuals who warrant investigation for crimes including mass rapes and sexual slavery of women and deliberate killing of scores of children.
The UN chief Antonio Guterres called on the whole world to "re-dedicate ourselves to ending this pandemic... and closing this sad chapter in humanity’s history, once and for all."
UN agencies say millions of children are out of school and farmers are struggling against drought – even as Afghanistan stabilises from decades of conflict after the Taliban takeover in August last year.
More than two years into the Covid-19 pandemic, the world has enough information to decide if the new education reality could be adapted to the post-Covid era. Data suggests against it.
The funds worth $600 million will be directed towards helping around 11 million people in Afghanistan, the global humanitarian agency says.
The recent escalation is the most significant increase in hostilities in northwest Syria since a ceasefire agreement was reached in March 2020.
The UN nuclear watchdog (IAEA) describes the incident as 'unacceptable' while the US slams Iran, calling it harassment.
Ten years into a war that has devastated Syria, aid is increasingly weaponised - not necessarily because of a lack of it, but because of where it ends up.
Italian authorities were not quick enough to respond to various distress calls from the sinking boat, and, as a result, failed to protect the 'right to life' of drowning migrants, UN rules.
As Bosnia marks the 24th anniversary of the gut-wrenching massacre, here's a quick recap on how the Bosnian Serb forces took Dutch peacekeeping forces hostage in July 1995 and killed more than 8,000 people over the following days.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for a "generous response" from the international community to help Mozambiquans after Cyclone Kenneth and Idai, the worst environmental disasters ever experienced in Africa.
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