19 Nov 2021

UN sounds alarm on Somalia’s ‘rapidly worsening’ drought

The United Nations has warned that Somalia’s worsening drought has caused more than two million people to face sever food and water shortages. The Horn of Africa is on the verge of a fourth consecutive failed rainfall season according to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the

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25 Oct 2021

Afghanistan Facing Desperate Food Crisis, UN Warns

According to a recent UN report, millions of Afghans will face starvation this winter unless urgent action is taken to ensure food security. More than half of the population currently faces food shortages, while 3.2 million children under the age of five are at risk for acute malnutrition, according to

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21 Oct 2021

Taliban wins backing for aid at Moscow talks, with regional powers saying US and allies should pay

The Taliban, Afghanistan’s new leaders, won backing from 10 different regional powers at talks in Moscow on Wednesday. The Taliban is seeking a United Nations donor conference to help the country avoid economic collapse and a humanitarian catastrophe. Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran, and India all joined forces to call on

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01 Oct 2021

Ethiopia to expel UN officials amid fears of Tigray famine

Ethiopia is expelling seven senior UN officials from the country just days after the organization’s aid chief warned that the Tigray region was nearing a famine. The aid chief stated that the government’s blockade of aid deliveries was causing the Tigray region to suffer from starvation and food shortages that

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14 Sep 2021

More than $1 billion in aid pledged for Afghanistan as country faces ‘most perilous hour’

Afghanistan is set to receive more than $1 billion in humanitarian aid to help ease the current crisis as millions face food shortages and the economy reaches the verge of collapse. The United Nations announced the aid on Monday, speaking at a high-level ministers’ meeting on the crisis in Geneva.

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10 Sep 2021

Hackers Steal Data from United Nations

Researchers at the cybersecurity firm Resecurity announced that hackers had broken into the computer network of the United Nations and accessed data. The firm stated that the cybercriminals, who remain unidentified, gained access using stolen login credentials. The cybercriminals then logged into the employee’s Umoja account, an enterprise resource planning

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03 Sep 2021

Ethiopia’s Tigray crisis: Millions at risk under aid blockade – UN

Aid supplies are not reaching the conflict-area in the north of Ethiopia. An aid blockade is in effect on the Tigray region while a spokesperson for the government denies that supplies are being halted. Millions of civilians are depending on food, nutrition supplies, medicine and other aid. The UN approximates

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29 Jul 2021

Lebanon’s water system on brink of total collapse, says UN

According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Lebanon’s water supply system is on the verge of collapse. The announcement marks the latest development in Lebanon’s recent struggles that have pushed the country into chaos. More than 71% of the country’s population are at immediate risk of losing access to

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22 Jun 2021

More than 8,500 children were used as soldiers in 2020, says UN

A new United Nations report released yesterday states that more than 8,500 children were used as soldiers last year in various conflicts across the world. The UN also found that nearly 2,700 child soldiers were killed in 2020. The UN’s chief Antonio Guterres’ annual report to the Security Council on

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04 Jun 2021

Lebanon urges UN to find alternative funding for Hariri tribunal

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon is investigating the 2005 assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. In a letter to the UN secretary-general, Lebanon asked the UN to find ways of financing the tribunal after funding difficulties. The UN tribunal was created by a 2007 UN Security Council resolution, and has

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