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New York: Prioritizing the safety and well-being of women and girls, the UN and partners launched on Tuesday a COVID-19 humanitarian response plan to assist some 5.4 million of the poorest and most marginalized people in the Philippines. more
UN tallies action so far to fight COVID-19, and roadmap out of the pandemic

New York: Amid the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN has mobilized to save lives, control transmission of the virus and ease the economic fallout, Secretary-General Ant&oac ...

Syrian refugees resort to ever more desperate measures to resist pandemic impact

New York : The COVID-19 crisis has caused a dramatic spike in the number of Syrian refugees in need of emergency assistance in the last three months, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday, in ...

World Health Organization says global coronavirus tally topped 7.2 mln

Moscow/Sputnik: The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated the overall number of coronavirus cases globally at 7,273,958, with over 413,000 having died from the disease.

UN sustainable energy project in Ukraine finds a new role: fighting COVID-19

New York : A United Nations project to promote energy efficiency among Ukrainian homeowners has found a second life – informing 1.8 million of the nation’s citizens on how to ...

UN issues ‘wake-up call’: Don’t sideline AIDS response during COVID-19 crisis

New York : As the world continues to grapple with the coronavirus, decades of advances made in the battle against HIV are under threat, noted two UN agencies on Monday, point out that dis ...

COVID-19: UN and partners launch $6.7 billion appeal for vulnerable countries

New York : Humanitarians are seeking nearly $7 billion to protect millions of lives and halt the spread of COVID-19 in more than 60 of the world’s most fragile countries.

None of us is safe until we all are, says UN chief at EU push to end COVID-19 pandemic

New York : The “most massive public health effort in history” is needed to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN chief said on Monday, addressing a European Union pledging co ...

‘Rapid deterioration’ in global investment flows as Coronavirus spreads: UN trade body

New York : Foreign direct investment flows are liable to drop by 30 to 40 per cent during 2020, into next year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting a far more severe economic ...

UN rights chief urges quick action by governments to prevent devastating impact of COVID-19 in places of detention

New York : COVID-19 has begun to strike in prisons, jails and immigration detention centres, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned on Wednesday, as she urged Gove ...