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UNICEF condemns in ‘strongest possible terms’ killing of children in DR Congo

UNICEF/MadjiangarInterethnic violence has ravaged the Ituri Province in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and forced significant numbers of people to flee for safety.    UNICEF denounced on Saturday, an attack that killed 16 people, including five girls under age 15, in north eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). “We condemn in […]

Central and South America now ‘intense zones’ for COVID-19 transmission

© FAO/Max ValenciaThe Lo Valledor main wholesale market in Chile continues to provide the public during the COVID-19 pandemic with all the protective measures for them and the community.    Greater solidarity must be shown to Central and South American countries which have become “the intense zones” for COVID-19 transmission, a top official with the World […]

More ‘can and must be done’ to eradicate caste-based discrimination in Nepal

World Bank/Peter KapuscinskiPeople walk down a street of shops in Kathmandu, Nepal. (file)   Shocked over the killing last weekend of five men in Nepal, who had planned to escort home one of their girlfriends from a higher caste, the UN human rights chief on Friday stressed that ending caste-based discrimination is “fundamental” to the overall […]

Life and death for Yemen’s women and girls, as funding evaporates

© UNFPA YemenA midwife performs house calls in a conflict-affected village in Yemen. Maternal health services are being rolled back amid funding shortages.     In mid-May, just as the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Yemen, funding for UNFPA’s life-saving reproductive health services dried up. The agency has been forced to suspend the provision of reproductive healthcare in […]

‘Business as unusual’: How COVID-19 could change the future of work

Millions of people around the world have been working remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic and now experts are asking whether this “business as unusual” could be the future of work, at least for those people whose job doesn’t require them to be tied to a particular location. UN News spoke to Susan Hayter, a […]