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Oxfam: Just 8 men own same wealth as half the world

Jan. 16, 2017 - Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity, according...

More than 90 per cent of children reaching Italy’s shores are separated or unaccompanied...

Jan. 16, 2017 - Noting that the number of children arriving in Italy by themselves via the sea in 2016 more than doubled over...

UN Agencies Joint Statement on Syria

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 16, 2017 - While efforts to fully implement a ceasefire in Syria continue, we again appeal for immediate, unconditional, and safe...

Almost No Aid Has Reached Syria’s Besieged Areas Despite ‘Truce’

FAIRFIELD, Conn. January 16, 2017 — Two weeks since the start of the ceasefire agreement in Syria brokered by Russia and Turkey on December...

Climate Change Is the World’s Biggest Risk, in 3 Charts

January 16, 2017 - The rise of the machines isn’t the biggest threat to humanity. It’s climate change, extreme weather and other environmental factors. The...

IRC: Europe not living up to its values; extreme weather exposes shortcomings in migration...

ATHENS, Greece, Jan. 12, 2017 - Extreme winter conditions across Greece and the Balkans have laid bare the short-sighted policies of European leaders to...

World Report 2017: Demagogues Threaten Human Rights

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 12, 2017 - The rise of populist leaders in the United States and Europe poses a dangerous threat to basic rights...

Secretary of State Nominee Tillerson’s Answers Extremely Concerning, Says Amnesty

Jan. 11, 2017 - Following the first day of Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson’s confirmation hearing, Amnesty International USA executive director Margaret Huang...

Thousands of Afghan children dying of hunger amid ‘unprecedented’ displacement – UN

January 10, 2017 - Despite attempts to increase food aid in Afghanistan, children bear the brunt of the country’s nutritional crisis, the United Nations...

Serbia and Greece: Thousands of migrants and refugees are trapped in freezing temperatures

Jan. 9, 2017 - Thousands of migrants and refugees are trapped in freezing conditions in Greece and Serbia without adequate shelter, the international medical...

In opinion piece, Secretary-General António Guterres shares new vision for UN

Jan. 9, 2017 - In an opinion piece today for Newsweek, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres outlined a vision for addressing the enormous challenges...

UN agency seeks $813 million to support Palestine refugees fleeing Syria and Occupied Palestinian...

Jan. 9, 2017 - With Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory – including East Jerusalem – and those who have fled the conflict in...

Larsen C Ice Shelf poised to calve, fundamentally changing the landscape of the Antarctic...

Jan. 5, 2017 - The Larsen C Ice shelf in Antarctica is primed to shed an area of more than 5000 sq. km following...

Lack of water access in Damascus is creating risks for children, UN warns

Jan. 6, 2017 - Following two weeks with no access to running water for millions of people in and around Damascus due to ongoing...

Conviction of Israeli soldier must pave the way for justice for unlawful killings, says...

Jan. 5, 2017 - The conviction of an Israeli soldier who shot dead a Palestinian man involved in a knife attack in Hebron as...

Climate change will lead to annual coral bleaching, UN-supported study predicts

Jan. 5, 2017 - If current trends continue and the world fails to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nearly all of the world's coral reefs...

Oxfam warns of hunger in Haiti 3 months after Hurricane Matthew

Jan. 4, 2017 - Hundreds of thousands of Haitians who survived Hurricane Matthew, which ripped through their country three months ago, will go hungry if governments, donors...

Peru: Last female speaker of indigenous Amazonian language murdered

December 29, 2016 - The last female speaker of the Resígaro language has been murdered in Peru. Her body was found decapitated at her...

Population three quarters the size of UK in need of aid across Middle East

Dec, 29, 2016 - More than 47 million people are in need of humanitarian aid in the Middle East at the close of 2016,...

Latest Mediterranean tragedy pushes number of people perishing in 2016 beyond 5,000 – UN

Dec. 27, 2016 - Highlighting that the number of casualties in the Mediterranean Sea this year has crossed 5,000 with the latest reports of...