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04 Dec 2017 description
report UN News Service
Noting that the movement of people across borders is a global reality, Louise Arbour stressed that policy decisions governing migration must be based on fact and not on perception or myth.
04 Dec 2017 description
According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the number of hungry people around the world rose to 815 million – the first increase after more than a decade of steady decline.
04 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
UNICEF and partners continue with a multi-sectoral response to contain the new outbreak in Panyijiar county where 78 per cent of the cases reported are under five, with none having been vaccinated previously.
04 Dec 2017 description
Jamie McGoldrick calls on all parties to conflict to allow civilians to leave their homes and ... to facilitate the movement of aid workers to ensure the continuity of life-saving programmes.
04 Dec 2017 description
After four years of conflict, peoples’ savings and reserves are exhausted, and those in most need are being forced to stretch already limited resources or simply to go without.
03 Dec 2017 description
According to UNAMI, 117 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 264 injured in violent acts in the month of November. Baghdad remains the most affected Governorate, with 201 civilian casualties.
03 Dec 2017 description
While HIV remains a major health challenge in Zimbabwe, with 1.3 million people living with HIV at the end of 2016, the dramatic scale up of the HIV response is remarkable.
02 Dec 2017 description
Ockhi barrelled into the Lakshwadeep islands in southwestern India on Saturday after drenching the neighbouring states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, claiming so far around 14 lives.
02 Dec 2017 description
Afghanistan continues to face immense humanitarian, social and political challenges. Conflict strikes larger parts of the country; 3.3 million people now need humanitarian assistance.
02 Dec 2017 description
The vaccines, funded by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, will be administered in parts of Zamfara state where cases of the deadly disease have been confirmed.
02 Dec 2017 description
Without the urgent resumption of commercial imports, especially food, fuel and medicines, millions of children, women and men risk mass hunger, disease and death.
02 Dec 2017 description
report GAVI Alliance
Gavi Board approved US$ 85 million funding window for 2019-2020 to support the introduction of typhoid conjugate vaccine in developing countries.
01 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Cuba
El gobierno de Suiza entregó un donativo de 1,93 millones de dólares al PNUD y al PMA que será destinado a la rehabilitación de viviendas e industrias, y al apoyo alimenticio en los territorios afectados por Irma en Cuba.
01 Dec 2017 description
The security situation is hampering the delivery of aid, as almost 20 per cent of the population faces food insecurity and 1.2 million people need support to access water, sanitation and hygiene.
01 Dec 2017 description
Backing the African Union and the European Union's plan, a large-scale airlift is underway in which IOM expects to take 15,000 migrants home from detention in Libya by end of the year.
01 Dec 2017 description
WFP, FAO and IFAD announced a new alliance that will unite their efforts to support the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to eradicate hunger, malnutrition and poverty.
01 Dec 2017 description
Some 80% of the refugees are women and children, driven out by the extreme brutality of rampaging militias, with reports of civilians being killed, women being raped, private property looted and houses torched.
01 Dec 2017 description
About 136 million people across the world need humanitarian aid and protection due to protracted conflicts, disasters, epidemics and displacement. This funding will target 91 million of the most vulnerable.
01 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
If current trends persist, there will be 3.5 million new adolescent HIV infections by 2030, according to projections from the 2017 UNICEF Statistical Update on Children and AIDS.
30 Nov 2017 description
Cuatro familias refugiadas de El Salvador, Guatemala y Honduras arribaron el 30 de noviembre a Montevideo, Uruguay, para poder reconstruir sus vidas lejos de la violencia.