August 19, 2016

The terrible state in which displaced South Sudanese are living

Families that were displaced in South Sudan’s continued fighting are sheltered in the United Nations Protection of Civilians Site that house over 30,000 displaced people in Wau. © UNICEF/UN027530/Ohanesian
July 30, 2016

United Nations suspends aids to tense north-eastern Nigeria

The United Nations has temporarily halted humanitarian assistance missions in north-eastern Nigeria’s uneasy Borno state after an attack on a convoy belonging to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) The UNICEF team had been delivering desperately needed relief aid in a remote area of the region, on Thursday, the agency said. […]
July 28, 2016

UN condemns ‘barbaric’ Boko Haram violence in Nigeria

The United Nations has accused the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram of “almost unimaginable” violence and brutality in Nigeria. Stephen O’Brien, the UN humanitarian co-ordinator, said the militant group’s actions had forced thousands to flee and left unprecedented numbers in need. The UN estimates that more than nine million people […]
May 17, 2016

United Nations creates education fund for refugee children

Former British Prime Minster Gordon Brown on Monday announced the creation of the United Nations’ first humanitarian fund for the education of refugee children. This is his new role as U.N. special envoy for global education. He said the fund hopes to reach many of the estimated 20 million school-age […]