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Demand for lifesaving aid up 10 per cent this year: UN relief chief |

Martin Griffiths, who is also the Emergency Relief Coordinator, said that around 303 million living in 69 countries, were in need of humanitarian...

Mali’s withdrawal from G5 Sahel, Joint Force ‘a setback’ for the region  |

Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, Assistant Secretary-General for Africa in the Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations, said the Joint Force...

First polio outbreak in 30 years declared in Mozambique |

This marks the second imported case of wild poliovirus in southern Africa this year, following an outbreak in Malawi in mid-February, said the...

Somalia: UN welcomes end of fairly contested presidential election, calls for unity |

The United Nations in Somalia welcomed the conclusion of the country’s presidential election held on Sunday, praising the “positive” nature of the electoral process and...

Relief chief underlines need for urgent support as millions face drought in Horn of Africa |

The drought follows four consecutive failed rainy seasons, and the fear is the number could jump to 20 million if the current below-average...

WHO ready to support DPR Korea battle COVID-19 infections |

Responding to a question from UN News, WHO said it was in touch with the authorities in DPRK but has yet to receive...

DR Congo: UN chief calls for probe into deadly armed attacks on mining site |

At least 38 civilians, including women and children, were killed in the attacks carried out by the Coopérative pour le développement du Congo...

Africa: COVID has ‘pushed back’ democracy, Ukraine war further raises risks  |

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will effect food security on the continent, both through availability and pricing of imported food, along with rising uncertainties...

Ethiopia: Essential aid reaches Tigray region, but more still needed |

The 27 trucks delivered nearly 1,000 metric tonnes of food and other essential items to the city of Mekelle, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric...

Champion of women’s right to manage land and forests wins top environment prize |

Cécile Ndjebet is the recipient of the 2022 Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), which is chaired...

Recognize ‘enormous challenges’ facing northern Nigeria to forge new hope, Guterres urges |

The people affected by terrorism I met in Borno, Nigeria want above all to go back home in safety and dignity.Borno is now...

A refuge from terror in Niger, as UN Chief pledges to be voice for the displaced |

This is Ouallam district one of the hottest places in Niger, in one of the hottest countries in Africa, where rain falls rarely...

In Niger, Guterres calls for more resources to fight terror attacks in Africa’s Sahel |

Speaking after meeting the President of Niger, Mohamed Bazoum, he said that the “international community must realize” that terrorism is “not just a...

Guterres in Senegal: ‘Triple crisis’ in Africa aggravated by war in Ukraine |

Speaking in Dakar, the capital of the West African country, Senegal, on his first visit to the continent since the beginning of the...

Mali’s Press ban reflects growing regional intolerance, says UN rights office |

Highlighting the “pervasive chilling effect on journalists and bloggers” of the situation in the west African nation, OHCHR spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani said that...

West Darfur: Health workers, children, among 200 killed in ‘senseless and brutal attacks’ |

Nearly 200 civilians were killed over the past six days alone in renewed clashes between the Arab Rzeigat and African Masalit communities, around...

Ebola vaccination campaign begins in DR Congo to counter new outbreak |

The UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that people have now been inoculated in Mbandaka, the capital city of Equateur Province...

‘This is the worst drought in forty years’: Millions of Ethiopians at risk from failed rains |

As a result of the drought, Zeineba, 60, was forced into the most difficult decision of her life: to leave her neighborhood behind...

UN condemns ‘horrific’ surge of violence in South Sudan |

UNMISS has strongly condemned the violations committed by armed youth from Koch and Mayendit counties, located in neighouring Unity state, which have forced...

Working towards a malaria-free world |

“Landmark recommendations on the use of the first vaccine against malaria – WHO Regional Director for Africa, RTS,S – were released by the...