Monthly Archives: April 2018

Give peace a chance; give children a chance,’ senior UN peacekeeping official says visiting South Sudan

20 April 2018 Peace and Security All stakeholders in South Sudan must “engage genuinely and constructively in finding a political solution” to the conflict there, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official said at the end of her four-day visit.

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Do not send refugees back to the violence they fled from, UN agency urges Cameroon

20 April 2018 Migrants and Refugees Despite warnings, Nigerian refugees and asylum-seekers who fled Boko Haram violence continue to be returned from Cameroon, the United Nations refugee agency has said, underscoring the need to accord international protection to those in … Continue reading

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Early rains expose risks for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, but worst ‘yet to come,’ warns UN agency

20 April 2018 Humanitarian Aid The arrival of pre-monsoon rains in southern Bangladesh has revealed an alarming level of risks for Rohingya refugees, United Nations humanitarian agencies said on Friday, warning that they do not have the funds needed to … Continue reading

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UN deputy aid chief shines light on plight of 400,000 Rohingya still inside Myanmar

17 April 2018 Humanitarian Aid Although the massive outflow of Rohingya from Myanmar to Bangladesh grabbed worldwide headlines, the international community must not forget that more than 400,000 of the minority group are living in dire situations at home, a … Continue reading

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Conditions ‘not yet conducive’ for Rohingya refugee to return home to Myanmar – UN agency

13 April 2018 Migrants and Refugees The United Nations refugee agency and the Government of Bangladesh on Friday signed a cooperation agreement on the safe, dignified return of Rohingya refugees to their homes in Myanmar, “once conditions there are conducive.”

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Returning home, Afghans continue to face challenges in rebuilding their lives – UN agencies

12 April 2018 Migrants and Refugees In 2017, about 58,000 Afghan refugees voluntarily returned to their country after decades aboard only to be met with protection risks and “significant” barriers to long-term reintegration into society, two United Nations agencies working … Continue reading

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Afghan conflict causes more than 2,000 civilian casualties in first quarter of 2018, UN mission reports

Armed conflict in Afghanistan killed 763 civilians and injured 1,495 in the first three months of this year, the United Nations mission there said Thursday.

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9 teens dribble their way into Street Child World Cup

Updated: Apr 13, 2018, 16:41 IST The blinding sun has little effect on 17-year-old Sangeetha as she wipes the sweat off her brow — the rickety goalpost ahead, she imagines, is her gateway to freedom. It was the same emotion … Continue reading

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U.N. says nearly 700,000 Syrians displaced so far in 2018

WORLD NEWSAPRIL 10, 2018 / 10:38 PM GENEVA (Reuters) – Nearly 700,000 Syrians have been forced to flee their homes this year because of fighting in several parts of the country, the U.N. official coordinating the crisis response said on … Continue reading

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Security Council urged to prevent ‘uncontrollable escalation’ in Syria

9 April 2018 Peace and Security The recent escalating violence across Syria, including allegations of chemical weapons use in a Damascus suburb, could have consequences so devastating they are “difficult to even imagine,” a United Nations envoy warned Monday, calling … Continue reading

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