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

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

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 […]

Toll on refugee and migrant children continues to mount one year after EU-Turkey deal – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that one year after the Balkan border closures and the European Union-Turkey Statement, which were aimed at stopping mass migration flows, refugee and migrant children face greater risks of deportation, detention, exploitation and deprivation. “While there has been a major decrease in the overall numbers of children […]

UN urges building more just, equal societies to increase happiness and well-being worldwide

Speaking at an event today marking the International Day of Happiness, the deputy United Nations chief called for more inclusive, equitable and balanced approaches to development that promote sustainability, poverty eradication, happiness and well-being of all peoples. “Many countries have undertaken efforts to develop broader measures of progress, often through public consultations, parliamentary commissions, and […]