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Ghana Partners With Unido

Ghana’s industrialisation program will receive support from UN Agency

The UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Ghana's government signed two agreements here on Friday on measures to boost the country's industrial development and...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

UN Agency Report Reveals That 300,000 Afghans are Displaced

More than 300,000 Afghans have been internally displaced by conflict so far this year, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)...
UNICEF

UN agency says death of its Somalia contractor being probed

The United Nations Children's Fund UNICEF said Saturday that investigation is underway after the fatal shooting of its contractor inside the UN agency's compound...
Immigrants

Hundreds of migrants under “slave market” conditions in North Africa

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday warned that hundreds of migrants are being held under "slave market" conditions in North Africa, UN...
A mother's smile: a woman and her child pick up vital food rations from WFP in the Central African Republic (CAR). Photo: WFP

Humanitarian situation continues to worsen in Central African Republic – UN

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned Thursday that the humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) continues to...
dollars

UN agency seeks US$76.8 million to help South Sudanese

The UN migration agency on Tuesday appealed for 76.8 million U.S. dollars to provide life-saving assistance to displaced and conflict-affected populations across South Sudan...
land

More land needed for camps for Burundian refugees – UN

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday that more land are needed for camps for Burundian refugees as hundreds of Burundian refugees continue...
refugee

UN agency says 26,000 Somali refugees affected by U.S. travel ban

About 26,000 Somali refugees, who fled to Kenya from fighting in their country and had planned to resettle in the United States, are now...
A child enjoys a fountain at a park in Vancouver, Canada, June 27, 2015. According to the weather forecast from Environment Canada, heat wave warning was issued in Vancouver with temperature expected to rise dramatically over the weekend with about 30 degree Celsius. The inland of British Columbia may hit at 40 degree.(Xinhua/Liang sen)

Year 2016 on track to be hottest on record – WMO

Preliminary data show that global temperatures are approximately 1.2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, according to a new assessment made by the WMO. ...

UN: reports indicates fewer children are held for immigration purposes

The report entitled "Beyond Detention" said countries including Canada, Malta, Hungary and Israel have adopted national action plans aiming to end detention of children...
migrants

UN agency confirms 1,000 migrants saved on the Mediterranean

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said that approximately 1,000 people of various nationalities, including refugee families and unaccompanied children, had been rescued from the...
AFP/File / Yuri Cortez The WHO's latest air pollution database reveals an overall deterioration of air in the planet's cities, and highlights the growing risk of serious health conditions

Over 80% Of World City Dwellers Breathe Bad Air

Urban residents in poor countries are by far the worst affected, WHO said, noting that nearly every city (98 percent) in low- and middle-income...
UNDP

UN Celebrates 50th anniversary over its efforts for 170 countries

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP), one of the world's biggest anti-poverty body with programs in more than 170 countries, on Wednesday convened a...
Malnutrition

1 million children in east and South Africa needs treatment for serious famine

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned Wednesday that almost one million children are in need of treatment for severe acute malnutrition in Eastern...
boat

More than 80,000 refugees arrived in Europe in first week of 2016

"Despite rougher seas, harsh winter weather, and numerous hardships endured upon arrival, the Agency says that more than 2,000 people a day continue to...

Majority of Yemeni populace experience food crisis – FAO

More than half of the total population of Yemen, some 14.4 million people, are food insecure due to ongoing conflict and import restrictions, the...

Food aid distributed to DR Congo families hosting Burundian refugees

The World Food Program (WFP) has distributed food aid to over 13,000 families hosting Burundian refugees in South Kivu province, east of the Democratic...

Pregnancy complications, child diseases kill 100 in Nigeria everyday

At least 100 women and children die daily in Nigeria due to pregnancy complications and child-killer diseases, an official of the United Nations Children...
Myanmar military

Myanmar military releases record number of children

Myanmar has freed more than 100 children from military service in the largest single release since the government agreed to stop using underaged soldiers...
Ebola

Ebola Cases To Shut Up To 20,000 By November-WHO

Ebola infections will soar to 20,000 in West Africa by early November unless containment measures are quickly improved, experts of the World Health Organization...

Organizations Pledge Support For Ebola Hit Countries

The UN's World Food Programme says it has been promised donations of 22 million dollars to provide aid to Ebola-hit West African countries. The World...
Wpid Man Commits Suicide Due To Poverty

Only 28 Countries Have Programmes On Suicide-WHO

The World Health Organization said Thursday there is one suicide every 40 seconds, and urged governments to step up efforts to reduce the number...
Gaza

UN: Gaza War Leave Thousands Homeless

Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip have made more than 108,000 Palestinians homeless, the UN emergency aid agency said Tuesday. An estimated 18,000 housing units,...
Ebola

MSF sending medical team to DRC after Ebola confirmed

Medical aid organization Medecins Sans Frontieres said on Tuesday it was sending a team to the Democratic Republic of Congo after the country confirmed...