Diabetes on the rise, UN prisoners in Yemen, Ukraine war fuels rise in landmine casualties — Global Issues

Diabetes on the rise, UN prisoners in Yemen, Ukraine war fuels rise in landmine casualties — Global Issues

Diabetes is a chronic disease which occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. WHO said that more than 460 million people worldwide live with diabetes and millions more are at risk. The UN health agency stressed that…

Babies dying in hospital amid scenes of devastation — Global Issues

Babies dying in hospital amid scenes of devastation — Global Issues

The UN’s health agency WHO said on Sunday night that according to the Gaza health authorities, 37 premature babies at the hospital were relocated over the weekend to an operating room without their incubators, with health workers trying to heat the room. According to the latest media reports on Monday,…

UN honours 101 staff killed in Gaza conflict — Global Issues

UN honours 101 staff killed in Gaza conflict — Global Issues

The fallen colleagues worked for the UN agency that assists Palestine refugees, UNRWA, providing life-saving aid to Gaza’s 2.2 million people, amid constant bombardment and a complete siege of the enclave. They included school principals, teachers, doctors, engineers, guards, and support staff. Many were killed along with their family members….

Fuel shortage could put the brakes on trucks delivering aid to Gaza — Global Issues

Fuel shortage could put the brakes on trucks delivering aid to Gaza — Global Issues

The situation is unfolding as “lives are hanging by a thread”, including those of babies in incubators at hospitals that depend on fuel for electricity, Andrea De Domenico, Head of OCHA’s office in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, told journalists in New York on Monday. “Humanitarian ceasefire, fuel supplies – all…

UN agencies make plea for international action to end hospital attacks — Global Issues

UN agencies make plea for international action to end hospital attacks — Global Issues

The regional directors of the UN sexual and reproductive health agency (UNFPA), children’s agency UNICEF and health agency WHO, said they were “horrified” at latest reports which indicate many have been killed – including children – in facilities across Gaza city and other northern areas of the Strip. The Palestinian…

Indonesian peacekeeper wins UN Woman Police Officer of the year award — Global Issues

Indonesian peacekeeper wins UN Woman Police Officer of the year award — Global Issues

She will receive the honour at a special ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday. It will be presented during the annual United Nations Police Week, taking place from 13 to 17 November. First Sergeant Rismayanti serves as a Crime Database Officer for MINUSCA and has helped conceptualize…

‘Genuine prospect of Palestinian statehood is critical’, UNRWA chief tells emergency summit in Saudi Arabia — Global Issues

‘Genuine prospect of Palestinian statehood is critical’, UNRWA chief tells emergency summit in Saudi Arabia — Global Issues

Philippe Lazzarini was addressing an emergency summit convened by the League of Arab States and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation where he called for urgent support for civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory on three fronts. He called on leaders at the Arab-Islamic summit to “act now to change the trajectory”…

Amid war crimes fears, UN rights chief renews calls to stop violence, free hostages — Global Issues

Amid war crimes fears, UN rights chief renews calls to stop violence, free hostages — Global Issues

“Water is scarce and fear is pervasive” in Gaza, Mr. Türk told journalists in Amman, recounting a conversation he had minutes earlier with a colleague in Gaza who had to flee Israeli bombardments with his family. “His children, aged nine and seven, are asking him questions he does not know…

Gaza conflict could spark rise in poverty, UN agencies warn — Global Issues

Gaza conflict could spark rise in poverty, UN agencies warn — Global Issues

The assessment by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) looks at preliminary socio-economic impacts, warning that poverty could spike while Gross Domestic Product (GDP) could plummet by 8.4 per cent, which translates into a loss of $1.7 billion. Lamenting the loss…