More United Nations Articles

  • UN: 110,000 fled Ukraine for Russia this year

    GENEVA (AP) — Some 110,000 Ukrainians have fled this year for Russia and another 54,000 have fled their homes but stayed in the country as Ukraine fights separatist rebels, the U.N. refugee agency said Friday. Only 9,500 of those fleeing for Russia have sought refugee status but many others...

  • UN accuses Syria of impeding aid deliveries

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief accused the Syrian government Thursday of imposing "arbitrary restrictions and obstructions" on the delivery of aid and banning life-saving medical supplies from shipments to opposition-held areas. Valerie Amos told the U.N. Security Council...

  • UN: Ivory, charcoal funds criminal, terror groups

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Environmental crime such as the poaching of elephants for ivory and the selling of illegal charcoal is helping to finance criminal, militia and terrorists groups, said a report from the United Nations Environment Program released Tuesday. The Somali terror group...

  • UN: At least 1,075 killed in Iraq in June

    GENEVA (AP) — More than 1,000 people, the vast majority of them civilians, have been killed in Iraq this month as Sunni insurgents overtook key areas of the country, the United Nations said Tuesday. The new findings from the U.N. human rights team in Iraq show the casualty rate from violence...

  • Israeli mom of missing teen pleads for UN to help

    GENEVA (AP) — The mother of one of three Israeli teenagers who disappeared in the West Bank earlier this month pleaded to the United Nations and the world on Tuesday to do more to help find them. Rachelle Fraenkel told the U.N. Human Rights Council that she is living every mother's nightmare...



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