UN continues to help child victims of Syrian conflict

UN continues to help child victims of Syrian conflict

WNN Radio On Air (WNN/UNR) United Nations, NEW YORK, AMERICAS: A global petition which encourages people across the world to voice outrage at the devastating impact on children of an ongoing civil war in Syria, launched by the UN last February still needs your signature and action. The appeal has come from UNICEF, the UN […]

Displaced Iraqi families stream from Mosul to find safety

Displaced Iraqi families stream from Mosul to find safety

WNN Breaking (WNN/OHCHR) UN Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday expressed extreme alarm at the dramatic deterioration of the situation in Iraq, amid reports of summary executions and extrajudicial killings, and the massive displacement of some half a million people, as the forces allied with the Islamic […]

AFRICA: Sahel desert drought causes widespread displacement

AFRICA: Sahel desert drought causes widespread displacement

Deborah Mazon – WNN Breaking (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES: The United States is providing over $81 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support humanitarian needs as the lean season begins in the drought affected Sahel region of West Africa. With this additional contribution, the U.S. government is reaching more than three million vulnerable people. […]

UN pushes for investigation on violence against children under Syrian conflict

UN pushes for investigation on violence against children under Syrian conflict

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) Damascus, SYRIA: In the wake of a visit to Syria, a senior United Nations official has welcomed the commitment made by the Middle Eastern country’s authorities to allow the world body to begin the independent verification of alleged violations against children in the conflict taking place there. “This will allow for better […]

Chronic poverty increases as the poor move increasingly into urban cities

Chronic poverty increases as the poor move increasingly into urban cities

WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) GLOBAL: In a world where more than half of the population lives in cities, poverty is increasingly an urban phenomenon. As researchers and aid agencies struggle to distinguish between chronic poverty and acute vulnerability IRIN, a humanitarian news service of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, reviewed efforts […]

SYRIA: Aid efforts for medicines, food & supplies show critical needs

SYRIA: Aid efforts for medicines, food & supplies show critical needs

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) GLOBAL: The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today said that, according to reports it has received, Syria is experiencing critical shortages in medicines and pharmaceutical products. “The recent escalation of clashes had resulted in substantial damages to the pharmaceutical plants located in rural Aleppo, Homs and Rural Damascus, where 90 per […]

Mogadishu: Mother and Malnourished Child

Mogadishu: Mother and Malnourished Child

WNN Photos A mother comforts her suffering child.  (WNN) SOMALI: A mother cradles her malnourished and dehydrated baby at Banadir Hospital in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Somalia is gripped by a devastating drought and famine that has already killed tens of thousands and is leaving many hundreds of thousands more, particularly young children and babies, […]