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Lamentation And Starvation In Ethiopia

In a recent report, the U.N. noted that more than 350,000 of Tigray’s 6 million people are living in famine conditions, and 2 million more are at risk.  Some 140,000 of those facing starvation are children, according to UNICEF, which says 33,000 are at imminent risk of death. More than 2 million of Tigray’s 6 million people have already fled, […]


UN Sees Dramatic Increase In Global Food Prices

The United Nations (UN), in a report, says global food prices have gone up significantly, jumping to their fastest monthly rate in over ten years. The UN global food index has been showing an increase in trend in global food cost for the past 12 months. The report noted that on an annual basis food prices were up 39.7% in […]


The World Is “At War” Against COVID-19

The Un Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the world is “at war” against COVID-19. Addressing the opening of the World Health Organization’s annual assembly of member states recently, the UN Chief decried the “tsunami of suffering” sparked by the coronavirus crisis. He pointed out that more than 3.4 million people have died, and some 500 million jobs have disappeared since the […]


Sahel Region Breeds Hunger And Unrest

The United Nations and NGOs have warned that over 29 million people in six countries in the Sahel region are in need of humanitarian assistance in light of “unparalleled” insecurity and growing hunger. In a recently released statement, the signatories stated that another five million people were now in need of assistance in Burkina Faso, northern Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Niger, […]


Libya Could See General Election Next Year

According to the United Nations, Libyans could head for the polls in general elections next year, December. Participants at the talks in Tunisia “agreed that national elections should take place on December 24, 2021,” acting UN envoy Stephanie Williams reportedly said in a virtual press conference. “Reaching elections requires a new executive to unify the country. This requires the establishment […]


UN Shun U.S. Bid To Extend Arms Embargo On Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump is not getting much support from the United Nations (UN) in his attempt to impose further sanctions on Iran. The President announced that he intends to move next week to trigger a “snapback” of international sanctions against Iran at the United Nations. Although the President has withdrawn from the 2015 nuclear deal under the Obama administration […]


UN Alicia Bárcena — Bad Time For Latin America And The Caribbean

Alicia Bárcena, the head of the UN regional body for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has raised concerns regarding the disproportionate impact that the pandemic is having on indigenous people in the region. “This is a bad time for this region: we are the epicenter of the pandemic, and extreme poverty rates are going up. Poverty is expected to […]


Australia — Beijing’s South China Sea Claims Baseless

Australia has made known its rejection of Beijing’s territorial and maritime claims in the South China Sea to the United Nations. The country, in doing so, has now taken a similar position to the United States, thus putting Beijing on notice. Australia said in a recent statement there was “no legal basis” to several disputed Chinese claims in the sea, […]


UN Appeals For More Help To Poorer Countries

The UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs Mark Lowcock has described the aid support to poorer countries as “grossly inadequate.” He also made an urgent appeal to wealthy countries for billions of dollars more to fight the coronavirus and deal with food insecurity. The additional $3.6bn is the UN’s third appeal for funds since it launched the Global Humanitarian Response Plan […]


UN — Millions Face Food Crisis In Yemen

UN continues to warn that over 10 million people in Yemen face acute food shortages. If urgent action is not taken to avert the imminent famine, the situation will prove dire for the country, the agency emphasized. United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) said it needed $737m to the end of the year to keep its aid program running in […]