UNICEF says that a busier than normal Atlantic Ocean hurricane season has been predicted for 2020, and Covid-19 could "spread easily in crowded emergency shelters."
Dozens of migrants and refugees have been stranded in the Mediterranean Sea in Malta's search and rescue zone for over 30 hours, UN migration agency says.
The UN Support Mission in Libya has said there might be "possible ways to resume the political talks."
If action is not taken to deal with a deteriorating oil tanker stranded off Yemen's coast there is a risk it could spill four times as much oil as the 1989 US Exxon Valdez disaster, UN says.
Some analysts see a connection between today's Islamophobia and the toxic Serbian nationalism of the 1990s, which sought to erase the Muslim Bosnian presence in the Balkans.
Around 11 million people are in need of humanitarian aid in Syria, and some 9 million don’t have enough to eat. More than half of the population have no jobs.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, though it comes not long after a splinter faction of Boko Haram warned civilians that they could be targeted if they helped humanitarian groups or the military.
Algerian President Tebboune received the remains of 24 of the independence fighters killed during the Algerian popular resistance against French colonialism between 1838 and 1865.
Turkey’s ambassador to UN Feridun Sinirlioglu has said that UAE’s efforts to undermine the UN’s efforts and credibility continue unabated.
The UN chief also expressed his shock at the recent discovery of mass graves in territory recently recaptured from Haftar's militia.
Continuing to deliver humanitarian aid to northwestern Syria, including the Idlib region, will require the use of the Bab Al Salaam and Bab Al Hawa crossings along the Syrian-Turkish border for the next 12 months, UN chief Antonio Guterres says.
A UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of Congo found in its annual report that at least 1.1 tonnes of gold were smuggled out of Ituri province alone in 2019.
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