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 […]

Iraqi women face increased violence under militant expansion

Iraqi women face increased violence under militant expansion

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNNC) United Nations, New York, U.S., AMERICAS: Amid reports of deliberate targeting of women and girls in Iraq, senior United Nations officials today voiced deep concern about the deteriorating humanitarian and security situations in the country, where more than 1.2 million people have fled their homes in fear for their lives. “As the […]

UNICEF moves to help 60+ million children in crisis situations

UNICEF moves to help 60+ million children in crisis situations

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, New York, U.S., AMERICAS: The United Nations today launched a $2.2 billion appeal to help nearly 60 million children in crisis situations, the majority of whom are in and around war-torn Syria. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) ‘Humanitarian Action for Children 2014’ is the largest emergency appeal on record. It […]

UN Refugee Agency provides protection clusters for airlift aid into South Sudan

UN Refugee Agency provides protection clusters for airlift aid into South Sudan

Tim Irwin for the UN Refugee Agency in Labrab, South Sudan –  WNN Breaking (WNN/UNHCR) Labrab, SOUTH SUDAN, NORTHERN AFRICA: Humanitarian organizations in South Sudan are working to deliver emergency assistance to some of the tens of thousands of people displaced by armed conflict in Jonglei state. Since mid-July, an airlift has been providing food […]

Every day should be World Refugee Day say advocates

Every day should be World Refugee Day say advocates

WNN Breaking (WNN) Strasbourg, FRANCE, WESTERN EUROPE: As World Refugee Day is recognized around the globe on June 20th the creators of this special day, the United Nations, is bringing attention to issues surrounding 45.2 million people worldwide today who are suffering under forced displacement and the narrowing life options, as well as no home […]

Ceasefire agreements in Burma/Myanmar may save limbs

Ceasefire agreements in Burma/Myanmar may save limbs

WNN Improve It (WNN/IRIN) Bangkok, BURMA/MYANMAR, ASIA PACIFIC: While the exact extent of landmine pollution throughout Myanmar is unknown, the army and at least 17 non-state armed groups (NSAGs) have used antipersonnel mines in conflicts over the past 14 years, according to the Geneva-based ICBL – International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Myanmar’s central government faces […]

SOMALIA: Displaced camp food shortage increases as corruption increases

SOMALIA: Displaced camp food shortage increases as corruption increases

WNN Breaking (WNN) Mogadishu, SOMALIA, AFRICA: International aid to displaced Somalis in Mogadishu is being systematically diverted by so-called ‘gatekeepers,’ who subject displaced families to abuse and intimidation, according to a new report from RI – Refugees International. The report, Gatekeepers and Evictions: Somalia’s Displaced Population at Risk, calls on humanitarian agencies and donors to […]