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UN releases new funding to support critical aid operations in Central African Republic

Severe food insecurity affects eight per cent of the population of Ouham-Pendé, Central African Republic, while another 48 per cent are just moderately food secure. Photo: OCHA Central African Republic

Against the backdrop of a continuingly complex humanitarian scenario in the Central African Republic (CAR) – marked by multiplication of hotspots, increased displacement and growing needs – the head of United Nations humanitarian operations in the country today released $9 million for the most urgent and critical relief operations. However, even with this new funding, […]

Nigeria: Welcoming release of 82 Chibok girls, UN urges support for their rehabilitation

UNICEF welcomes the release of over 80 of the girls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents at their school in Chibok, Nigeria, over three years ago. Photo: UNICEF Nigeria

Welcoming Saturday’s release of 82 of the schoolgirls abducted from the Nigerian town of Chibok by the Boko Haram insurgent group three years ago, the United Nations has called for continued global support for the country’s efforts to release, rehabilitate and reintegrate all Boko Haram victims. “We appeal to all Nigerians, including the families and […]

More than one million children have fled escalating violence in South Sudan – UN

A young South Sudanese refugee looks out of a truck before being transported to the Imvepi settlement at the Imvepi Reception Centre, Arua District, in northern Uganda. Photo: UNHCR/David Azia

The escalating conflict in South Sudan had driven more than one million children out of the country, the United Nations announced today, warning that the future of a generation is ‘on the brink.’ “The horrifying fact that nearly one in five children in South Sudan has been forced to flee their home illustrates how devastating […]

UNAA Climate Collaboration Forum 2017

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The 2015 UN Paris Climate Agreement requires states to progressively “mobilise stronger and more ambitious action by all stakeholders, including civil society, the private sector, cities and subnational authorities, local governments and indigenous peoples”. In response to this call, the United Nations Association of Australia is promoting the development of a national, inclusive climate management […]

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