Woman in Quake-hit Pakistan

Woman in Quake-hit Pakistan

WNN Photos Earthquake victim is cared for in mobile maternity unit. One of the victims of the 8 October earthquake in Pakistan able to use the maternity facilities provided by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), through the agency’s use of its Mobile Units, pictured today in Garhi Habibullah, Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. UNFPA is […]

Woman Dakhla Refugee

Woman Dakhla Refugee

WNN Photos A woman in Dakhla Refugee Camp. Some 90,000 Sahrawis, or native Saharans, have lived in desolate tent camps in Algeria since the late 1970s, where they fled to escape warfare between Morocco and the Algeria. Several generations of Saharan refugees of Moroccan, Algerian and Mauritanian origin remain trapped in an old desert conflict. […]

Woman Leprosy Patient in Sudan

Woman Leprosy Patient in Sudan

WNN Photos A lack of early treatment has caused an elderly woman and many others to have severe disfigurements. (WNN) SUDAN: One of the 321 people in a village of 3,000 residents living with leprosy in a leper colony, founded in 1952. A small clinic that has received support from the German Leprosy Association treats […]

2003 Parade Of Nations

2003 Parade Of Nations

WNN Photos UN staff celebrates diversity. (WNN) UNITED NATIONS: More than fifty countries, military staff and civilian police are represented in this year’s parade, from the Visitor’s plaza to the Secretariat building fountain. The United Nations officially came into existence on 24 October 1945, when the Charter was ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, […]

Shelter for Victims of Sexual Abuse

Shelter for Victims of Sexual Abuse

WNN Photos   Women of all ages are sexually abused, from infants to seniors in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  (WNN) DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: International Women’s Day. Monuc visists a women’s shelter for victims of sexual abuse in Goma. A delegation of MONUC female staff visited a women’s shelter in Goma and donated much […]

Haiti Father & Daughter

Haiti Father & Daughter

WNN Photos A Haitian father carries is daughter in search of safety. (WNN) HAITI: A father carries his daughter on his shoulders as their city flee rising waters in search of shelter. Heavy rain caused flooding of residents homes in Cité Soleil, Haiti. Tropical storm Noel left thousands homeless. The devastation from the storm has […]

UNAMID Organizes Dialogue with Darfur Women

UNAMID Organizes Dialogue with Darfur Women

WNN Photos Maesda Hassan Ali participates in dialogue between UNAMID and Darfur women. (WNN) SUDAN: Maesda Hassan Ali, a lawyer from Nyala, Sudan, participates in a dialog between officers of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and Darfur women on the implementation of Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. 07 […]

Pakistanis Girl Displaced by Flood

Pakistanis Girl Displaced by Flood

WNN Photos Young girl displaced by potential monsoon floods in Pakistan.   (WNN) Pakistan: Portrait of a young girl in Sultan Colony, an encampment of people displaced by Pakistan’s potent monsoon floods, in Punjab Province, near the city of Multan.The World Food Programme (WFP), World Health Organization and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) visited the camp […]

Woman Mongolian Herder

Woman Mongolian Herder

WNN Photos UNDP aids Mongolian women  herders. (WNN) MONGOLIA: A herder woman milks her yaks in Must, Khovd Province, Mongolia. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works to empower herder groups in Must — many now develop their own land-use plans, conservation maps and sustainable practices for water, forest and pasture management. These new methods improve […]

Young girl in Afghanistan

Young  girl in Afghanistan

WNN Photos Young girl attends community based school in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan.  (WNN) AFGHANISTAN: A young Afghan girl attends one of the thousands of community based schools supported by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to make formal education accessible to children. 24 April 2008 Nangarhar, Afghanistan Image: Roger Lemoyne/UN Photo _____________________ ©2011 […]

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