Amid mounting crises, a warming planet and the spread of contagious diseases, the world is being consumed by “many troubles,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today as he pressed the international community to engage in “unprecedented cooperation” as it faces a slew of global predicaments.
The global humanitarian system has become dangerously overburdened as it faces a widening front of crises and conflicts, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees warned today, as he urged a rethink of how the international community will confront the growing challenges of the 21st century.
Two United Nations agencies have reached more than half a million people, including 100,000 children under the age of five, in the most remote and conflict-hit areas of South Sudan with life-saving supplies and services.
With winter fast approaching and the conflict in Syria showing no signs of abating, the United Nations humanitarian chief today called for sustained pressure on the parties to ensure access to those in need of assistance as well as financial support to maintain vital aid operations.
The United Nations refugee chief today warned the international community about the risks of overlooking the humanitarian crises in Africa, calling for a renewed commitment to preventing conflict and ending protracted displacement.
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) today expressed deep apprehension today over a new refugee agreement between Australia and Cambodia barring Nauru refugees seeking Australia’s protection from settling there, offering them instead settlement in Cambodia.