A total of 275,000 people have been displaced by drought in western Afghanistan — 52,000 more than the number uprooted by conflict this year — with over two million threatened by the effects of water shortages, the United Nations said.
More than 100 rights groups have called on Bahrain to "immediately release" prominent opposition figure and pro-democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab after the United Nations condemned his detention as "arbitrary" and "discriminatory."
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is to wrap up its prosecution of crimes committed during the Balkans Wars of the 1990s nearly 25 years after its inception by the United Nations.
A record number of people - more than 1.1 million - have been uprooted in Central African Republic by spiraling violence between armed groups which threatens to plunge the country back into full-blown conflict, the United Nations said on Friday.
North Korea has warned that the US will “pay dearly” after Washington’s ambassador to the United Nations said the Asian peninsular country was “begging for war” as tensions continue to mount between the two countries.
The United Nations has expressed serious concerns over the humanitarian condition in Syria’s northern city of Raqqah, describing the territory still controlled by the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group as “the worst place” in the conflict-plagued Arab country.
Latest figures released by the UN show that acts of terrorism and violence killed more than 350 civilians in May, as government forces, backed by volunteer fighters, are engaged in joint operations to expel Daesh terrorists out of their last urban stronghold in the country.
The United Nations and other international and local aid organizations have warned about the living condition of an estimated 750,000 civilians in the Daesh-controlled western Mosul. According to UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Lise Grande, the civilians in that area are facing soaring prices of basic goods and intermittent water and electricity supply. Since October 2016, Iraqi forces have started a major military operation to liberate Mosul and have managed to push back Daesh terrorists from eastern part of the city.
Deputy to Iran's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gholam Hossein Dehqani stressed here that countries' national sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence should be respected during UN peacekeeping missions.