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Raqqa Hit Again by US-led Airstrikes

A British Jihadi who fled to Syria to join the dreaded Islamist organization, ISIS after stabbing a US football has been killed. The move...

Yemen facing serious food insecurity as conflict deteriorates, new UN study finds

18 June 2015 – Six million people in Yemen are slipping towards severe hunger and now need emergency food and life-saving assistance, “a sharp...

Yemen: Envoy says UN-backed consultations ‘important start towards return to political process’

17 June 2015 – The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, has deemed the fact that both Yemeni delegations are...

In Geneva, Ban says international community has ‘obligation to act’ for Yemen peace

15 June 2015 – The international community has not a moment to lose if it is to help end the fighting in Yemen and...

Syria: UN rights officials deplore government aerial attacks; warn of retaliation by armed groups

12 June 2015 – Condemning the rising number of Government aerial attacks in Syria and the use of indiscriminate weapons, such as barrel bombs,...

In Geneva, UN envoy meets Syria stakeholders amid ongoing consultations

10 June 2015 – The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria is continuing a series of critical meetings with Syrian and international stakeholders as...

UN-facilitated Yemen consultations set for 14 June; Ban urges parties to engage in good...

6 June 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the readiness of President Abd Rabou Mansour Hadi of Yemen to send a delegation to...

Major funding gap has left Iraq on brink of ‘catastrophe,’ UN warns as new...

4 June 2015 – Critical aid operations supporting millions of people affected by the conflict in Iraq are at risk of shutting down unless...

UN-backed project to provide hundreds of new housing units to Palestine refugees in Gaza

3 June 2015 – Palestinian refugee families living in substandard dwellings and owners of homes demolished in last year’s hostilities in Gaza, are among...

Amid reports of fighting, UN ship with vital food aid for Yemen diverted from...

1 June 2015 – A United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) chartered ship carrying vital food assistance destined for the Yemeni port of Aden...

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