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Yemen faces world's worst cholera outbreak.

The World Health Organisation and the UN childrens' agency UNICEF have said that Yemen is now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world with over 200,000 suspected cases of the disease.

- RTE - IE

Spain fights forest fire in Donana UNESCO nature reserve.

Spanish authorities say a forest fire has forced the evacuation of camp sites and houses near a national park famous for its biodiversity.

- FOX News - US

Spain fights forest fire in Donana UNESCO nature reserve.

A forest fire in southern Spain has forced the evacuation of 1,000 people and is threatening a national park famous for its biodiversity, authorities said Sunday.

- FOX News - US

Spain fights forest fire in Donana UNESCO nature reserve.

A forest fire in southern Spain forced the evacuation of 1,000 people and is threatening a national park famous for its biodiversity, authorities said Sunday. The flames have advanced eastward and have entered Donana National Park, one of Spain's most important nature reserves and a UNESCO World...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Burma has released 67 child soldiers in first discharge of the year - UNICEF.

AS part of an ongoing process to end the forced recruitment of underage children into its army, the Burmese military has released 67 child soldiers The post Burma has released 67 child soldiers in first discharge of the year - UNICEF appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Portugal's threatened rural landscape earns protective designation.

Castro Verde Biosphere Reserve, an area in the Baixo Alentejo region of Portugal, gains a new distinction from UNESCO.

- MNN - US

Yemen faces worst cholera outbreak in the world.

The World Health Organisation and the UN childrens' agency UNICEF say that Yemen is now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world with over 200,000 suspected cases of the disease.

- RTE - IE

Cholera claims 1,300 lives in Yemen as epidemic spreads rapidly.

Unicef and WHO waging grim battle to contain outbreak in conflict-ravaged nation.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Museveni vows not to support hostile acts against Sudan: minister.

June 24, 2017 - The Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni affirmed his country won't serve as launching pad for any hostile acts against Sudan, said Sudan's State Foreign Minister. On Friday, Sudan's Vice-President Hassabo Mohamed Abdel-Rahman met with Museveni in Kamala on the sidelines of United Nations-backed Solidarity ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Polish Protesters Demand Halt to Logging in Primeval Forest.

Hundreds marched in Warsaw on Saturday to protest widespread logging in Europe's last primeval forest, a project undertaken by Poland's conservative government. The ruling Law and Justice party has allowed increased logging in the Bialowieza Forest, a vast woodland that straddles Poland and Belarus, alarming ...

- Voice of America - US

With hidden lives vital to our own, 'seafarers matter,' says UN on International Day.

Highlighting the challenges faced by seafarers – women and men sailing and working aboard ships – the United Nations International Maritime Organization has called on everyone around the world to show appreciation for their vital contributions.

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Cholera Outbreak Kills Hundreds of Children in Yemen

The UN health agency says there are now more than 200,000 suspected cases of cholera in an outbreak in war-torn Yemen, many of them children, the AP reports. UNICEF director Anthony Lake and World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan said in a statement Saturday, "We are now facing the...

- Newser - US

Saudi Arabia Donates Millions to Fight Cholera in Yemen

Saudi Arabia has donated $66.7 million to UNICEF and the World Health Organization to combat cholera in Yemen. Stephen O’Brien, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, said Saturday the number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen surpassed 200,000 this week.  UNICEF Director Anthony ...

- Voice of America - US

Global green pact supporters launch Paris campaign

Hollywood star turned activist Arnold Schwarzenegger joined politicians and legal experts in Paris Saturday to launch a campaign for a global pact to protect the human right to a clean, healthy environment. "Less talk, more action," urged former French prime minister Francais Laurent Fabius, who also presided over the 2015 ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Global pact on environmental rights to be presented to UN

French President Emmanuel Macron promised to present the pact which its supporters want to see become an international treaty to the United Nations in September. The post Global pact on environmental rights to be presented to UN appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Over 80,000 fled violence in Congo Republic since last year, United Nations says

Over 80,000 people have fled their homes in Congo Republic since the government began a military operation there last year The post Over 80,000 fled violence in Congo Republic since last year, United Nations says appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

UN chief 'saddened' by loss of life and devastation caused by landslide in China

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres “is saddened” to learn of the loss of life and devastation caused by the landslide in China's southwestern province of Sichuan, his spokesperson said today.

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Yemen hit by world's worst cholera outbreak as cases reach 200,000 - UN

Yemen is now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world, with suspected cases exceeding 200,000 and the number increasing at an average of 5,000 a day, the United Nations warned today.

- UN - INT

In Haiti, Security Council spotlights opportunities for country's reform towards stability and development

Wrapping up a three-day visit to Haiti, a Security Council delegation today stressed that it has accomplished the objectives of the mission, including a first-hand look into how best the United Nations could contribute to the country's lasting stability and development.

- UN - INT

Yemen faces the worst Cholera outbreak in the world

The World Health Organisation and the UN childrens' agency, UNICEF, say that Yemen is now facing the worst Cholera outbreak in the world.

- RTE - IE

News24.com | UN expert calls for DRC forces pullback

A special advisor to United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Saturday urged Congolese authorities to pare back their military presence in the restive Kasai region following an explosion of deadly violence in recent months.

- News24.com - ZA

Museveni vows to not support any hostile acts against Sudan: minister

June 24, 2017 - The Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni affirmed his country won't serve as launching pad for any hostile acts against Sudan, said Sudan's State Foreign Minister. On Friday, Sudan's Vice-President Hassabo Mohamed Abdel-Rahman met with Museveni in Kamala on the sidelines of United Nations-backed Solidarity ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Refugee solidarity summit in Uganda raises $358m

June 24, 2017 - The international community, at a refugee solidarity summit in Uganda, pledged $358.2 million on Friday. The pledge is part of the $2 billion aid raised to support 1.2 million refugees, 900,000 of who hail from neighbouring South Sudan. The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, who was ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

'Panama JIT is a joke, a circus': PM Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif addresses attendees during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN Headquarters in New York, September 30, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri LONDON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday said the Joint Investigation Team – tasked by the Supreme Court to carry ...

- Geo.tv - PK

India, Portugal sign new agreements in 'taxation'

India and Portugal on Saturday signed new agreements in the field of taxation, science, space, youth affairs and sports to further expand their bilateral relations. While addressing a joint statement, the two sides have also agreed to set up a joint science and technology fund of four million euros. PM Modi thanked Portugal ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Hundreds of civilians are being killed and injured as fighting intensifies in Mosul's old city

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Iraq Killing and wounding civilians violates every humanitarian principle and is contrary in every way to international humanitarian law,' said Lise Grande, Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq. – The United Nations strongly condemns recent incidents ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Afghanistan's headless Buddhas

The Bamiyan Buddhas, according to UNESCO, were the world cultural heritage of Afghanistan.

- The Hindu - IN

Angola expels 8,000 Congolese fleeing violence, UN says

Angola has expelled more than 8,000 Congolese who entered the southern African country while fleeing deadly violence at home, the United Nations says in a new report.

- Stars and Stripes - US

News24.com | Angola expels 8 000 Congolese fleeing violence, UN says

The United Nations says Angola has expelled more than 8 000 Congolese who entered the southern African country while fleeing deadly violence at home.

- News24.com - ZA

Sticky bonds of the media and government

Last month, the United Nations Human Rights Council released a report critical of the Japanese government. The author, David Kaye, expressed concern over the way ...

- The Japan Times - JP

W.Bengal girl child scheme receives highest UN public service award

, June 24 : The United Nations has awarded the first prize for public service to the West Bengal Government for its girl child scheme titled "Kanyashree Prakalpa".According to an Embassy of India release, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee received a trophy and the certificate for the first prize on behalf of her ...

- Sify - IN

Saudi Arabia, Waging War in Yemen, Gives It $66.7 Million in Cholera Relief

The $66.7 million donation authorized by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman followed a plea by United Nations agencies dealing with the outbreak, worsened by the war.

- New York Times - US

Angola expels 8,000 Congolese fleeing violence, UN says

The United Nations says Angola has expelled more than 8,000 Congolese who entered the southern African country while fleeing deadly violence at home.

- FOX News - US

China's party paper trumpets UN rights resolution as combating West's monopoly

BEIJING, June 24 — The West's monopoly on rights has been dealt a blow by the United Nations' decision to adopt a China-led resolution saying development promotes human rights, an editorial in the official paper of China's ruling Communist...

- The Malay Mail - MY

China's party paper trumpets United Nations rights resolution as combating West's monopoly

The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday adopted a China-led resolution on "The Contribution of Development to the Enjoyment of All Human Rights, the first time it had adopted a resolution on development issues, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

- Zee News - IN

Daesh Targets Children to Prevent Civilians from Leaving Mosul

Fighters for Daesh "the Islamic State group" are targeting children in Mosul to prevent civilians from fleeing the city as Iraqi forces push into the last stronghold held in Iraq by the militants there, the United Nations said on Thursday. Copyright @ 2017 The New Arab.

- Albawaba - UK

More than $350 million pledged for refugees in Uganda

Source: UN News Service Country: South Sudan, Uganda Uganda is hosting more than 1.2 billion refugees, about 950,000 of them are from war-torn South Sudan. Humanitarian actors are all struggling to respond to this emergency.23 June 2017 – A 'Solidarity Summit' for refugees hosted by Uganda has raised some $358 million ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

U.N. to Investigate Reports of Government-Backed Slaughter in Congo

The United Nations’ human rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, said even babies had been mutilated by a government-linked militia and insurgents.

- International NY Times - US

UN C24 calls for negotiations over Falkland Islands sovereignty between Argentina, UK yet again

President Mauricio Macri's administration Friday renewed Argentina's case before the United Nations' Decolonization Committee in New York to bring the United Kingdom to discuss sovereignty over the Falkland, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and their surrounding maritime spaces.

- MercoPress - FK

UN: Food Aid Dwindling in World's Fastest-growing Refugee Crisis

Food aid soon will run out for nearly a million South Sudanese sheltering in Uganda in what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis, the United Nations refugee chief said Friday. "Disturbing shortfalls are emerging in critical areas such as food, shelter and education," Filippo Grandi told a global summit ...

- Voice of America - US

Fringe media target new Minneapolis hate crime hotline as imposing “Shariah” and “fascism”

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters “Alt-right”-affiliated outlets and fake news purveyors are targeting Minneapolis, MN, after the city installed a hotline for residents to report possible hate crimes, baselessly claiming it is imposing "Shariah" law, that the move amounts to "fascism," and that it’s related to a ...

- Media Matters for America - US

UN: Cholera Cases in Yemen Could Top 300,000 by End of August

The U.N. Children's Fund warns cholera cases and deaths in war-torn Yemen continue to mount and could reach 300,000 by the end of August. UNICEF puts the current number of suspected cases at nearly 200,000, including more than 1,200 deaths — with a quarter of those being children. UNICEF says containing the cholera ...

- Voice of America - US

Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations

Statement | ICRC statement given by Hugo Slim at the Humanitarian Affairs Segment of the Economic and Social Council of the United NationsThank you, Chair.This year's Draft Resolution makes a powerful read.

- ICRC - INT

United Nations chief condemns separate bomb attacks in Pakistan

Dozens of people were killed and more than 100 were injured in the two separate attacks.  

- Zee News - IN

In visit to Haiti, Security Council delegation to reaffirm support for country's stability and development

The United Nations Security Council on Thursday began a three-day visit to Haiti to reaffirm its support for the Haitian Government and people in strengthening institutions to contribute to the country's stability and development.

- UN - INT

Pakistan: UN chief condemns separate deadly bomb attacks

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the twin bombing at a marketplace in Parachinar, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan, and a suicide attack at a checkpoint in Quetta, Balochistan.

- UN - INT

Country-level action 'new frontier' for tackling soil pollution - UN agriculture agency

Nitrogen and metals, like lead and mercury, can strain farmable land by polluting soil, and damaging plants, and ultimately, posing risks to food security, according to the United Nations agriculture agency.

- UN - INT

Lake Chad Basin: UNICEF warns 5.6 million children at risk of waterborne diseases in rainy season

More than 5.6 million children are at increased risk of contracting waterborne diseases, such as cholera and diarrhoeal infections, as the rainy season begins in conflict-affected areas of countries around Lake Chad, the United Nations Children's Fund warned today.

- UN - INT

Food insecurity threatens children in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria and Somalia - UNICEF

Calling for immediate humanitarian action amid rising malnutrition, thirst and disease, the United Nations Children's Fund warned today that millions of lives are at risk in four countries stretching from Africa to the Middle East.

- UN - INT

Civilian casualties continue to rise in Yemen, warns UN human rights office

The United Nations Human Rights Office in Yemen continues to document reports of civilian casualties in the conflict and had verified 49 civilian deaths over the past month, a UN spokesperson said today.

- UN - INT

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