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UN Refugee Agency concerned about indigenous Venezuelans in Guyana2021-11-26
One meal a day, no shelter, and no drinking water are only some of the difficult living conditions that indigenous Warao families from Venezuela are facing in remote locations across Guyana, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has warned.
9.4 million people are ‘living their worst nightmare’ in northern Ethiopia due to ongoing conflict2021-11-26
The number of people in need of humanitarian food assistance across northern Ethiopia has spiked as a direct result of ongoing conflict, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.
UN expert welcomes India plan to repeal farm laws that sparked deadly protests2021-11-26
A UN human rights expert welcomed India's decision to repeal three contentious farm laws that sparked a year of nationwide protests which left 600 people dead.
WHO labels new COVID strain Omicron, designates it a ‘variant of concern’2021-11-26
The latest COVID-19 variant identified in South Africa has been given the Greek name 'Omicron', and labeled as a variant of concern by UN health agency experts due to its large number of mutations and possible faster rate of infection.
193 countries adopt first-ever global agreement on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence2021-11-25
All the Member states of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted on Thursday a historic agreement that defines the common values and principles needed to ensure the healthy development of AI.
Violence against refugee women surged in 2020, but grassroots solutions can help tackle scourge2021-11-25
One in five refugee or internally displaced women have faced sexual violence, and the situation continues to worsen globally, the UN refugee agency, (UNHCR), said on Thursday.
Drowning of 27 migrants in English Channel is worst disaster on record: IOM2021-11-25
Urgent action is needed to avoid a repeat of tragedies like this week’s drowning of at least 27 people in the English Channel, the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Thursday.
Are you sure you want to share that? Sorting online fact from fiction2021-11-25
Since the creation of the World Wide Web, we have had access to more information than ever before. However, we are also bombarded with dangerous disinformation. The UN’s Verified campaign has launched an online course to help us decide which is which, and protect vulnerable people from potential harm.
Feature: Mobile health teams save lives in Afghanistan’s most remote areas2021-11-25
At just one year old, Shahpirai’s son was suffering from severe malnutrition. Yet without the means or available facilities for him to receive proper health care, his mother could only hope he would improve at home.
From the Field: Pioneer brings farming jobs to marginalized Bangladesh communities2021-11-25
Farzeen Alam, a Bangladeshi entrepreneur, was laughed off when he approached banks for a loan to start his farming business: today, Oggro Dairy is helping to lower unemployment, particularly amongst marginalized youth.