Monthly Archives: February 2017

Security Council President, at ‘Wrap-up’ Meeting, Hails Secretary-General’s Briefing on African Union Summit as Highlight in Densely Packed February

The Secretary-General’s briefing on his participation in the African Union Summit was among the highlights of a February densely packed with meetings and discussions, Security Council President Volodymyr Yelchenko (Ukraine) told fellow members during an …

News in Brief 28 February 2017 (PM)

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Children sitting in front of a school that was badly damaged in the conflict in Yemen. Photo: UNICEF/Abu Monassar

UN relief chief “extremely disappointed” by denial of access to Taiz

People fleeing war more likely to find shelter in poorer countries, UN refugee agency

28 February 2017 &#150 Most of the 3.2 million people driven forcibly from their homes in early 2016 found shelter in low- and middle-income countries, according to a new study by the United Nations refugee …

People in South Sudan “live in fear”, warns human rights expert

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Malakal Town, South Sudan. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

People in South Sudan are “living in fear” because of ethnically-based killings and other violations such as rape, arbitrary arrests and kidnappings, the …

Migrating children and women, suffer ‘sexual violence, exploitation, abuse and detention’ – UN agency

28 February 2017 &#150 A senior United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official is calling the routes from sub-Saharan Africa into Libya and across the sea to Europe one of the “world’s deadliest and …