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UN releases emergency funding for civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray, as Africa’s...

Weeks of fighting in the northern region have reportedly left hundreds dead, thousands displaced, and millions in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. More than 50,000 people, almost half of them children, have fled across the border into Sudan. The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, said that after six weeks of conflict, “the civilian toll…

To end the pandemic, WHO says $28 billion ACT project is...

“This is the best deal in town. No question. This will pay itself off within 36 hours, once we get international travel and trade mobility moving again”, said Dr. Bruce Aylward, Senior Advisor to the WHO Director General and lead for the coalition, known as ACT Accelerator. ACT Accelerator, or the “Access to COVID-19 Tools…

UN experts raise concern over charges against US indigenous leader and...

Nicholas Tilsen, human rights defender of the Oglala-Lakȟóta Sioux Nation and president of the indigenous-led NDN Collective, is due in court on 18 December, charged with four felonies and three misdemeanours after he and others blocked a road leading to a fireworks celebration event, led by President Donald Trump, which was held on 4 July…

‘Generation disrupted’ lays out plan to take on coronavirus through major...

It’s come about through an alliance of the world’s largest youth movements and organizations, together with the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Foundation. The “Global Youth Mobilization for Generation Disrupted” is being led by the so-called ‘Big 6’ youth organizations (Young Men’s Christian Association, YMCA; World Young Women’s Christian Association, YWCA; World…

‘Generation disrupted’ lays out plan to take on coronavirus through major...

It’s come about through an alliance of the world’s largest youth movements and organizations, together with the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Foundation. The “Global Youth Mobilization for Generation Disrupted” is being led by the so-called ‘Big 6’ youth organizations (Young Men’s Christian Association, YMCA; World Young Women’s Christian Association, YWCA; World…

Avert ‘dire consequences’ for women’s health, UNFPA urges in appeal to...

As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) announced the next phase of its Supplies Partnership to secure essential contraception and maternal health medicines for millions of women and adolescent girls over the next decade.  “The global community must act now with commitments to support women and girls”, stressed UNFPA…

Avert ‘dire consequences’ for women’s health, UNFPA urges in appeal to...

As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) announced the next phase of its Supplies Partnership to secure essential contraception and maternal health medicines for millions of women and adolescent girls over the next decade.  “The global community must act now with commitments to support women and girls”, stressed UNFPA…

Water, hygiene woes at health facilities putting lives at risk: UN...

In a new report, released on Monday, the two agencies also warned that an alarming number of health care facilities do not have access to effective hand hygiene and are unable to segregate waste safely.  “Working in a health care facility without water, sanitation and hygiene is akin to sending nurses and doctors to work without…

Water, hygiene woes at health facilities putting lives at risk: UN...

In a new report, released on Monday, the two agencies also warned that an alarming number of health care facilities do not have access to effective hand hygiene and are unable to segregate waste safely.  “Working in a health care facility without water, sanitation and hygiene is akin to sending nurses and doctors to work without…

World must invest in strong health systems that protect everyone —...

“For Universal Health Coverage Day, let us commit to ending this crisis and build a safer and healthier future by investing in health systems that protect us all — now”, declared the UN chief, adding that: “This year’s pandemic has shown us that no one is safe until everyone is safe.” In his message on…

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