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Across Ukraine, the scale of needs caused by Russia’s invasion is still massive and human rights concerns persist, UN humanitarians said in an update on Thursday, as they repeated calls for access to the country’s Black Sea ports to export vitally needed cereals. Speaking from Kyiv, Humanitarian Coordinator for Ukraine, Osnat Lubrani, described the heartbreak she felt after […]

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Flight from cities due to COVID-19 short-lived, says flagship UN-Habitat report A new United Nations report says that rapid urbanization was only temporarily delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the global urban population back on track to grow by another 2.2 billion people by 2050. The large-scale flight from major cities in the early stages of the […]

Violence, rhetoric, hate speech, drive atrocity crimes in Ukraine and beyond, Security Council hears

© UNICEF/Aleksey Filippov Alina and Artem, who are both aged nine and from the northeastern city of Kharkiv in Ukraine, sit on a makeshift sofa in the underground car park which serves as a bomb shelter. 21 June 2022 Peace and Security The UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide briefed the Security Council on Tuesday, reinforcing concerns already […]

More than 100 million now forcibly displaced: UNHCR report

© UNICEF Children sit outside their family tent at the Alzhouriyeh makeshift camp in east rural Homs, Syria. 16 June 2022 Migrants and Refugees A staggering 100 million people have now been forced to flee their homes globally, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Thursday, highlighting worldwide food insecurity, the climate crisis, war in Ukraine and other emergencies […]