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Up to 200,000 Somali children could die from malnutrition

Source : Reuters / 28 May 2014

Up to 200,000 children under the age of five could die from severe malnutrition in Somalia by the end of the year unless the United Nations receives emergency funds to stave off mass hunger, U.N. officials said on Tuesday.


Record 33.3 mln people worldwide displaced by conflict

Source : UN Multimedia / 19 May 2014

More than 30 million people globally were internally displaced at the end of 2013 due to conflict, according to a new report launched at the United Nations in Geneva on Wednesday.

The report by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC), which is part of the Norwegian Refugee Council, covers 58 countries.


Preventative measures for natural disasters needed in Afghanistan

Source : UN Multimedia / 06 May 2014

Long-term preventive measures are needed to fight natural disasters in Afghanistan, according to top United Nations humanitarian officials.

UN Deputy Humanitarian Chief Kyung-Wha Kang and UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan, Mark Bowden visited the location of a deadly landslide which killed hundreds in north-eastern Afghanistan last Friday.


Over 430,000 people murdered worldwide, says new study

Source : UN Multimedia / 11 Apr 2014

More than 430,000 people were murdered around the world in 2012 according to a new report by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

The "Global Study on Homicide", released in London on Thursday, reveals that almost half of the homicides are in Africa and the Americas.


UN urges countries to prioritize combat against vector-borne diseases

Source : UN.org / 08 Apr 2014

Warning that a “small bite can carry a big threat,” the United Nations family is marking World Health Day by urging the international community to back a global health agenda that gives higher priority to controlling the spread of vector-borne diseases, a step towards ensuring that no one in the 21st century would die from the bite of a mosquito or a tick.


UN climate chief urges radical clean-up of oil, gas industry

Source : Reuters / 04 Apr 2014

The U.N.'s climate chief called on the oil and gas industry on Thursday to make a drastic shift to a clean, low-carbon future or risk having to leave three-quarters of fossil fuel reserves in the ground.

"The time for experimentation, for marginal changes and for conditional response is now over," Christiana Figueres told the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) in a speech in London.


Climate change boosts risk of war, hunger: UN

Source : AP / 01 Apr 2014

Global warming makes feeding the world harder and more expensive, a United Nations scientific panel said.

A warmer world will push food prices higher, trigger “hotspots of hunger” among the world’s poorest people, and put the crunch on Western delights like fine wine and robust coffee, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded in a 32-volume report issued Monday.


U.N.: Number of needy Sudanese rose 40% last year

Source : AFP / 26 Mar 2014

The number of Sudanese in need of aid has risen 40 percent over the past year, boosted by worsening conflict in the country, a senior United Nations official said Tuesday.

John Ging, the U.N. director of humanitarian operations, said 6.1 million people need assistance in Sudan.


Climate change to disrupt food supplies, brake growth-UN draft

By Alister Doyle / Reuters / 24 Mar 2014

Global warming will disrupt food supplies, slow world economic growth and may already be causing irreversible damage to nature, according to a U.N. report due this week that will put pressure on governments to act.


Minorities often ‘the poorest of the poor,’ says UN expert

Source : AA / 20 Mar 2014

A U.N. expert has told the body’s Human Rights Council in Geneva that greater international and domestic attention should be paid to the plight of disadvantaged minorities “who are frequently the poorest of the poor.”


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