Ugandan woman advocates for her rights after ‘life of pain’ — Global Issues

Ugandan woman advocates for her rights after ‘life of pain’ — Global Issues

In the first of a two-part series, Angela Muhindo spoke to UN Women ahead of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, marked annually from 25 November to 10 December, Human Rights Day. “My life has been full of pain,” she said, surveying the green landscape where she spent…

Gaza: start of truce feeds hopes for respite, access to people in need: UN humanitarians

Gaza: start of truce feeds hopes for respite, access to people in need: UN humanitarians

Trucks with relief supplies continued to enter Gaza through the Rafah crossing from Egypt on Friday after the entry into force of a four-day pause in fighting, UN humanitarians said. Read the full story, “Gaza: start of truce feeds hopes for respite, access to people in need: UN humanitarians”, on…

Clashes in eastern DR Congo displace 450,000 in six weeks — Global Issues

Clashes in eastern DR Congo displace 450,000 in six weeks — Global Issues

Violent clashes between non-state armed groups and government forces have displaced more than 450,000 people in the last six weeks in Rutshuru and Masisi territories in North Kivu province. People arriving in the town of Sake, located near the provincial capital Goma, spoke of having to make harrowing choices, with…

In visit to Antarctica, Guterres appeals for action to end ‘climate anarchy’ — Global Issues

In visit to Antarctica, Guterres appeals for action to end ‘climate anarchy’ — Global Issues

António Guterres is in Antarctica this week, where he saw first-hand how climate change is impacting the world’s southernmost continent, which is mostly covered in ice. The heat is on “Fossil fuel pollution is heating our planet, unleashing climate anarchy in Antarctica,” said Mr. Guterres, adding that the Southern Ocean…

UN delivers more aid into Gaza on first day of humanitarian pause — Global Issues

UN delivers more aid into Gaza on first day of humanitarian pause — Global Issues

Gaza has a population of over two million, with the UN agency that assists Palestine refugee, UNRWA, hosting more than a million displaced people in 156 of its installations across the enclave. The UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, said on Friday that 200 trucks were dispatched from Nitzana, a town…

With Gaza truce on horizon, UN relief teams stand ready to ramp up aid — Global Issues

With Gaza truce on horizon, UN relief teams stand ready to ramp up aid — Global Issues

According to media reports, ongoing negotiations over the Israel-Hamas agreement on a four-day humanitarian pause and the freeing of hostages held by the Palestinian armed group since its 7 October terror attacks indicated that the deal’s entry into force was believed to be unlikely before Friday. Amid rising hunger, UN…

Aid cut threat for Afghan deportees, saving Rohingya lives at sea, China respiratory illness spike, new rail transport treaty — Global Issues

Aid cut threat for Afghan deportees, saving Rohingya lives at sea, China respiratory illness spike, new rail transport treaty — Global Issues

Pakistan announced in October that it would begin deporting “undocumented” foreign nationals starting on 1 November, affecting thousands of Afghans who have found refuge in the country. WFP said most families crossing the border are arriving hungry, desperate and in need of immediate support. The UN agency continues to supply…

DPR Korea missile launch, malaria vaccines in Cameroon, solidarity with Haiti — Global Issues

DPR Korea missile launch, malaria vaccines in Cameroon, solidarity with Haiti — Global Issues

The country, known colloquially as North Korea, claimed to have carried out a third attempt to launch a ballistic missile on Tuesday, according to media reports. Comply with obligations Any such launch is contrary to relevant Security Council resolutions, Mr. Guterres said in a statement issued later that day by…

Guterres urges G20 to lead the way in financial and climate justice — Global Issues

Guterres urges G20 to lead the way in financial and climate justice — Global Issues

António Guterres said the world, particularly developing countries, is facing “a perfect storm”, with growing inequalities, climate chaos, conflicts and hunger. Meanwhile, fiscal space is tightening for many, with crushing debt burdens and skyrocketing prices. “This is a recipe for global instability and suffering,” he said, speaking from Santiago, Chile….