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As severe hunger ripples across northern Ethiopia, the World Food Programme (WFP) is ramping up efforts to deliver lifesaving assistance to three million people in the coming weeks to avert “a major humanitarian catastrophe”, the agency announced on Tuesday. more
UN regrets use of nitrogen in Alabama execution

The UN human rights chief has expressed deep regret over the execution of a prisoner in the United States on Thursday night through the country’s first-ever use of nitrogen asphyxia ...

Uphold freedoms, fulfill the promise of human rights, urges UN chief

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called on world leaders to rely on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as a roadmap to not only uphold human rights but ...

UN report claims homicide a bigger killer than armed conflict and terrorism combined

More people were killed due to homicide than armed conflict and terrorism combined in 2021, with an average of 52 lives lost per hour worldwide, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) s ...

Israel government revokes UN humanitarian official's visa

The Israeli government on Wednesday cancelled the visa for UN’s humanitarian coordinator in the Palestinian territories Lynn Hastings after she refused to speak against Hamas.

UNRWA official says more than 600,000 people are under evacuation orders in southern Gaza

A top UN official has said over 600,000 people are under evacuation orders in southern Gaza amid the ongoing clash between Israel and Hamas members.

Israel-Palestine crisis: UN relief chief says humanitarian crisis in Gaza could get far worse

Fierce hostilities continue across Gaza from the air, sea, and on the ground, the UN’s top humanitarian official told Member States on Friday, reporting that 41,000 houses have now ...

Amazon, DoorDash, Walmart, trapping workers in poverty, says UN poverty expert

A UN poverty expert called on the CEOs of Amazon, DoorDash and Walmart on Tuesday to address allegations that wages at the US-based corporations are trapping workers in poverty, forcing t ...

Avoiding human rights catastrophe: Islamabad urged to halt Afghan deportations

Pakistan’s plan to deport “undocumented” foreign nationals will disproportionately affect more than 1.4 million Afghans in the country, the UN human rights office, OHCHR ...

UN independent experts ‘unequivocally condemn’ violence against civilians amid Israel-Gaza crisis

UN independent human rights experts on Thursday (October 19, 2023) voiced deep concern over the fate of civilians and victims of terrorism caught up in the Israel-Gaza crisis.