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Conflict and violence has driven more than 25 million children between 6 and 15 years old – about 22 per cent of children in that age group – from schools in warzones across 22 countries, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said.
Noting that nearly half a million people have fled Mosul since the start of military operations to retake the city from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) terrorists, a senior United Nations humanitarian official in Iraq warned that the scale of the displacement has stretched relief efforts to their “operational limits”.
Expressing “horror” at the killing of three workers contracted by its office in Wau, South Sudan, during violence that wracked the city earlier this week, the United Nations emergency food relief agency has called on the authorities to bring those responsible for the “unspeakable violence” to justice.
2017/4/10 — أفاد تقرير مشترك صادر عن برنامج الأغذية العالمي والحكومة العراقية، بتعرض أكثر من نصف عدد الأسر العراقية لخطر انعدام الأمن الغذائي، وعدم قدرتهم على استيعاب أية صدمات أخرى مثل الصراعات أو زيادة أسعار المواد الغذائية الأساسية.
10 April 2017 – Warning that deepening food insecurity in Iraq could leave more than half the population facing “unprecedented levels” of vulnerability, the United Nations emergency food relief agency today called for improving nutrition awareness and strengthening social safety nets and livelihoods in rural areas, to avoid a hunger crisis in the country.
Marking the twenty-third anniversary of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, during which Hutu and others who opposed the genocide were also killed, United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres today said the only way to honour the memory of the victims is to ensure such events never happen again.
The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) presents a new digital discussion series on “Post-conflict Rwanda and Reconciliation”. This series of two podcasts explores the ongoing reconciliation process in Rwanda and its relation to sustainable development, marking the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda on 7 April. The podcasts feature interview with Honore Gatera, manager of the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda, and Consolee Nishimwe, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide.
Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day, the United Nations today called for recognizing the rights of people with the spectrum neurological condition, which is believed to affect 70 million people around the world.
Visiting the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan that is hosting about 80,000 Syrian refugees, the United Nations chief urged the parties to the conflict in Syria and the countries that have influence over them to realize that the crisis is not only a tragedy for Syrian people but also a threat to regional stability and global security.
Univocally condemning unlawful destruction and pillaging of cultural heritage such as religious sites and artefacts, the United Nations Security Council today adopted an historic resolution that is expected to strengthen protections for such heritage during armed conflicts where they are most vulnerable.