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UN appalled at killing of aid workers in South Sudan

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Six aid workers from a national non-governmental organization were killed when their convoy was ambushed yesterday while travelling along the Government-controlled area on the Juba-Pibor road, the United Nations mission in the country (UNMISS) has said. Their bodies were found on the road by others members of the convoy who were some way behind. “The […]

Security Council and region must ‘speak with one voice,’ end suffering in South Sudan – UN chief

Women wait with their children to be examined and possibly give supplementary food at a mobile clinic run by UNICEF in the village of Rubkuai, Unity State, South Sudan. February 2017. Photo: UNICEF/Modola

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today stressed the need for the leadership of South Sudan to achieve an immediate cessation of hostilities, restore the peace process and ensure unrestricted humanitarian access in order to pull the world’s youngest country back from the abyss, and back from a widening famine. “All the optimism that accompanied the […]

Research shows link between temperature rise and human influence, says head of UN climate panel

A girl from the Iñupiat community stands on a ice floe on a shore of the Arctic Ocean in Barrow, Alaska in the United States. The anomalous melting of the Arctic ice is one of the many effects of global warming that has a serious impact on the life of humans and the wildlife. Photo: UNICEF/Vlad Sokhin

Speaking today at a United Nations forum to invigorate political momentum on climate change, the head of a major UN panel on climate change underlined that human influence on the climate system cannot be disputed. “[Research has] demonstrated the link between cumulative past, present and future carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and a given temperature rise,” […]

DR Congo: UN, partners need urgent aid for over 370,000 displaced in south-east province

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Intercommunal violence in south-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, a top United Nations aid official in the country has said, warning that the current response is being outstripped by the needs. “Unless peaceful coexistence is fully restored between the two communities, humanitarian needs will continue […]

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Record-breaking weather in 2016 pushes world into ‘truly uncharted territory’– UN agency

A view of icebergs in Ilulissat Icefjord Greenland, where the melting of ice sheets is accelerating. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Global temperatures set yet another record last year and the world witnessed exceptionally low sea ice, and unabated sea level rise and ocean heat, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said today, warning that the extreme weather and climate conditions have continued into 2017. According to the agency’s Statement on the State of the […]

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