People are fleeing to Nigeria from conflict-hit English speaking areas of Cameron, with the number of registered refugees in eastern Nigeria’s Cross River state reaching about 10,000. The conditions of women and children who constitute about 80% of the refugees is precarious, said the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. The...
Armed groups and highly-militarized poachers cause a decline in the wildlife population of central Africa, putting many species under the verge of extinction, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has said. Data shows that while the Democratic Republic of Congo, for instance, had about 20,000 elephants in the Garamba National Park in...
Extreme violenceaffects over four million children in Iraq, which has witnessed the killing of 270 children in violence, the UNICEF has said. While many are forced to fight on the front lines of the war, “some will bear the physical and psychological scars for life due to exposure to unprecedented...
India has successfully test-fired an Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile with a range of 5000 km. The missile, Agni V, with three stage of propulsion, gives the country an ability to hit targets in regions such as Pakistan, China and parts of Europe. The launch is "a major boost to the defence capabilities...
The world is facing the highest risk from nuclear weapons since the time of the Cold war and it critically needs “verifiable disarmament and non-proliferation” efforts in order to prevent destruction by weapons of mass destruction, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said. “From the ground-breaking verification protocols of the Strategic...
The genocide memorial in Kigali. Humanitarian workers in Rwanda had to deal daily with the horrors of war. Trocaire/Flickr, CC BY-ND Marc Le Pape, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) and Jean-Hervé Bradol, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (FMSH) – USPC They are on the frontlines of any...
The UN Security mission in the Central African Republic has given a 48-hour ultimatum to armed groups in the north of the country to clear off the region. The mission, known by its French acronym, MINUSCA has said that it wants a safe zone of 50-kilometer perimeter around the town...
While West Africa and the Sahel region are seeing improvements in political conditions, the Boko Haram violence and human trafficking remain matters of grave concern, the United Nations envoy to the region said Thursday. “Following a notable decline in Boko Haram attacks in the first half of the year, there...
While 2.7 million displaced persons across Sudan's Darfur region, their return to home is hindered by lack of security, services and sustainable livelihoods in return, the UN Security Council has been told. “Thus far, the humanitarian indicators illustrate a continuing emergency situation,” said Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations,...
The ongoing peace process in Colombia finds the task of re-integrating 14,000 former rebel combatants as challenging, the top United Nations official in the South American country has told the Security Council. “While the building blocks of stabilization are being put in place, we cannot lose sight of the challenges...

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