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18 августа, 00:17

Protecting aid workers ‘paramount,’ UN official stresses ahead of International Day

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As conflicts around the world continue to take a massive toll on people’s lives, the top United Nations relief official stressed the importance of ensuring that the brave men and women who risk their lives to help those in need are not themselves a target.

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17 августа, 08:00

UN agencies rushing aid to more than 3,000 displaced in flood-hit Sierra Leone

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United Nations agencies are stepping up efforts to aid displaced families affected by the deadly flooding and landslides in Sierra Leon's capital, Freetown, and surrounding areas.

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17 августа, 08:00

ICC orders former Mali Islamist to pay more than $3 million for damage to Timbuktu cultural sites

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For deliberately attacking religious and historic buildings in Timbuktu, Mali, the International Criminal Court (ICC) today issued to Malian Islamist a nearly three million euros Reparations Order, due on 16 February 2018.

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17 августа, 08:00

South Sudan refugees in Uganda exceed one million; UN renews appeal for help

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As the number of refugees from South Sudan in Uganda passes one million – the vast majority of whom are women and children – the United Nations refugee agency today reiterated its call for urgent additional support.

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17 августа, 08:00

Pregnant, breastfeeding women among most at risk in Yemen's cholera outbreak

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In the midst of the cholera outbreak in Yemen, where an average 5,000 people fall sick every day, the United Nations population agency is warning about the dangers to pregnant and breastfeeding women.

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17 августа, 08:00

In East Darfur, UN refugee chief urges international support for Sudan

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The United Nations refugee chief has called for international solidarity and resources to aid Sudan, which is one of the major hosting countries for refugees fleeing the conflict in South Sudan.

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17 августа, 08:00

UN condemns deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona

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Condemning today's terrorist attack on Barcelona, Spain, Secretary-General António Guterres said the United Nations stands in solidarity with the Government and people of Spain in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

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17 августа, 08:00

UN rights experts warn new EU policy on boat rescues will cause more people to drown

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The European Union's new policy on Mediterranean Sea rescues threatens life and breaches international standards, two United Nations independent human experts today cautioned.

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11 августа, 22:20

INTERVIEW: Meet the new UN Youth Envoy, Jayathma Wickramanayake

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Hailing from Sri Lanka, the second-ever United Nations Youth Envoy is no stranger to rolling up her sleeves to get things done.

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11 августа, 08:00

UN rights expert urges restraint in security operation in Myanmar's Rakhine state

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A United Nations human rights expert has expressed alarm over reports that an army battalion has flown into Rakhine state in western Myanmar to help local authorities boost security in the region.

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11 августа, 08:00

Youth can play 'critical role' in creating a peaceful world for generations to come – UN chief

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In the lead-up to International Youth Day, marked annually on 12 August, the United Nations kicked off a commemorative event at its New York Headquarters with a message from Secretary-General António Guterres, who underscored his commitment to young people.

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11 августа, 08:00

Iraq: UN refugee agency steps up humanitarian support for families returning to Mosul

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The United Nations refugee agency has been stepping up its assistance for people, including thousands of returnees, in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which had until recently been the scene of a fierce battle for control between terrorist fighters and the Government forces.