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Civilian death toll continues to mount in Syria, UN relief chief tells Security Council Although the overall intensity of violence in Syria has decreased, civilians continue to be killed by air and ground-based strikes, Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs told the Security Council on Thursday, during a briefing on the current situation ...
Rising insecurity in Central Africa Republic threatens wider region, Security Council told Rising violence in the Central African Republic threatens to spill across the border into neighbouring countries, creating further instability, a senior United Nations official warned on Thursday, urging continued and coordinated regional efforts to bolster peace and security.
Four million Syrian children have only known war since birth: UNICEF Half of Syria’s children, that’s four million, have grown up only knowing a life of violence, as the war-battered country enters its eighth year of conflict, the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday.
Yemen talks: Truce agreed over key port city of Hudaydah The announcement of a ceasefire between Yemen’s warring parties in and around the key port of Hudaydah, was hailed by UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday as a deal which would improve the lives of millions of people.
Better care, stronger laws needed to save 30 million babies on the brink of death Nearly 30 million babies each year -  nearly a quarter of the total - are born too soon, too small or become sick, requiring specialized care to survive beyond the first month of life, according to a new report by a global coalition that ...
Haiti: ‘Laden with challenges’ but also hope, Mission chief tells Security Council Haiti is “laden with challenges, but also hope”, the head of the UN Mission in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday, against the backdrop of on-going political unrest in the Caribbean country.
‘Fire-fighting approach’ to humanitarian aid ‘not sustainable’: Deputy UN chief With around one in every 60 people across the world caught up in a crisis that requires urgent humanitarian assistance, the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a top panel on the issue on Wednesday that maintaining a “fire-fighting approach ...
UN space-based tool opens new horizons to track land-use on Earth’s surface Satellite-based tracking to chart how land is being used on the earth’s surface is about to get much easier and more accessible, the UN food agency has announced, launching a new online portal developed in collaboration with the United States ...
Emergency Trust Fund for Africa: new support for the Horn of Africa worth €134 million European Commission - Press release Brussels, 12 December 2018 The European Commission has adopted eleven new programmes for the Horn of Africa under the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa. Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica said: "These ...
Report on EU-Egypt relations: Investing in socio-economic development and inclusive growth European Commission - Press release Brussels, 10 December 2018 The EU and Egypt undertook closer cooperation in many areas, notably on socio-economic development, scientific research, energy, migration, countering terrorism and regional issues.
The European Union mobilises an extra €50 million for structural reforms in Mali. European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 December 2018 The European Union is stepping up cooperation with Mali and the implementation of structural reforms to improve security, governance and access to basic services in the country.
The European Union's partnership with the G5 Sahel countries European Commission - Fact Sheet Brussels, 6 December 2018 Today the EU announced additional funding of EUR 125 million for the G5 Sahel countries at the Partners and Donors Coordination Conference organised by the G5 Sahel in Nouakchott, Mauritania.
The European Union is stepping up cooperation with Niger European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 December 2018 The European Union is mobilising an extra €108 million for social policies, security, good governance and access to electricity in Niger. This was announced by the European Commissioner for International Cooperation ...
EU steps up support for the development of the Sahel European Commission - Press release Brussels, 6 December 2018 The EU has announced new funding totalling EUR 125 million for the Sahel countries at the coordination conference of the G5 Sahel partners and donors, which took place today in Nouakchott, ...
EU Report: increased EU-Lebanon cooperation European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 November 2018 The EU and Lebanon achieved important progress on their cooperation, which was marked by very strong political and economic support from the EU and the international community for Lebanon.
New €474 million co-operation package for Afghanistan European Commission - Press release Geneva, 27 November 2018 The European Commission has today announced a financial package worth €474 million to support state building and public sector reforms, health, justice, and elections, as well as to address migration and ...
The EU adopts new actions to enforce rule of law in Jordan bringing the overall support to the country to... European Commission - Press release Brussels, 22 October 2018 Commissioner Hahn signed a new €50 million programme to support Jordan's justice sector reform efforts to enhance the rule of law, effectiveness of the justice sector and access to justice.
Joint Statement by HR/VP Mogherini and Commissioner Hahn on the consultative referendum in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia European Commission - Statement Brussels, 1 October 2018 On 30 September, citizens of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia had the opportunity to vote for the future of their country. In a peaceful and democratic vote an overwhelming majority of ...

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