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Number of Yemenis fleeing Al-Hudaydah Rise due to fierce attacks by Saudi-led coalition

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SHAFAQNA - Number of Yemenis fleeing Hodeidah due to fierce attacks by Saudi-led coalition forces is Greater than 121,000, according to a new UN report. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) released a report…

The world is facing a real humanitarian crisis in southern Syria

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SHAFAQNA - United Nations says number of displaced in south-west Syria has reached 270,000. The number of people forced to flee their homes as a result of the two week escalation in fighting .The world is facing a real humanitarian crisis…

UN demand immediate end to military operations in Southwest Syria

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SHAFAQNA - The Spokesman for UN Secretary‑General António Guterres late Friday Called for an immediate stop of military operations in south‑western Syria and its devastating toll on civilians. Noting that the southwest area of Syria…

Hindu nationalists in India use hate politics to scapegoat religious minorities

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SHAFAQNA - Mehr News Agency | by Syed Zafar Mehdi : Indian analyst Prof. Dibyesh Anand says that Hindu nationalists in India use hate politics to scapegoat religious minorities, especially Muslims, so that majority of Hindus would think if…

UN Chief calls for all parties to come to the table on Yemen

SHAFAQNA - The UN secretary-general on Tuesday urged warring sides in Yemen for a political settlement. Speaking at a high-level pledging conference in Geneva held to discuss the crisis in Yemen, Antonio Guterres asked donor countries to…

UN documents rise in civilian casualties in Afghanistan

SHAFAQNA- Raging violence in Afghanistan killed and wounded over 10,000 people last year, with a dreadful rise in the number of women and child casualties, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the UN Human Rights Office stated…

UN representative: Esistani's directives important for us to support Iraq

SHAFAQNA- The special representative of the United Nations in Iraq Ján Kubiš visited Imam Hussein Shrine and met up with the representative of the Shia Muslim Supreme Religious Authority sheikh Abdul-Mehdi El-Kerbela’ey.   They…

UN: 40,000 displaced Yemenis stranded without aid in Aden

SHAFAQNA - More than 40,000 internally displaced people are without aid in Yemen’s second city Aden in the wake of a fight between separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates and rival forces loyal to Yemen's former President Abd Rabbuh…

Central African Republic: Priest says UN is failing to protect Muslim refugees

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SHAFAQNA - With violence escalating across the Central African Republic (CAR), a priest has condemned UN failure to protect the vulnerable - including Muslims being sheltered by the Church. Father Yovane Cox told Aid to the Church in Need that…

100,000 Rohingya refugees in grave danger from monsoon rains: UN

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SHAFAQNA -  More than 100,000 Rohingya refugees huddled in camps in Bangladesh will be in grave danger from landslides when the mid-year monsoon season begins, a UN humanitarian report has warned. There are now more than 900,000 Rohingyas…

UN aid coordinator for war-torn Yemen resigns

SHAFAQNA - The United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Yemen has announced his resignation, two days after the UN envoy for the war-torn country also said he would step down. "This is my last day here in Sana’a," Jamie McGoldrick told…

UN calls for nearly $3 billion in humanitarian aid for Yemen

SHAFAQNA - The United Nations is calling for what it refers to as a record $2.96 billion aid for war-ravaged Yemen where Saudi airstrikes, looming famine, and cholera have claimed the lives of thousands of people. According to a statement…

Over 5,000 children killed, injured in Saudi aggression on Yemen: UN

SHAFAQNA - The war in Yemen has killed or injured more than 5,000 children and left another 400,000 severely malnourished and fighting for their lives, according to the UN children’s agency. In a report unveiled on Tuesday, Unicef said…

UN chief condemns suicide bombings in Baghdad

SHAFAQNA - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres condemned “in the strongest terms” the twin terrorist attacks in Baghdad on Monday. He expressed his deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and wished a speedy…

UN's envoy condemns US interference in Iran's internal affairs

SHAFAQNA - Iranian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshrou deplored Washington's meddling in Iran's internal affairs through its support for the recent riots. Khoshrou made the remarks in a Wednesday…

Suspected cholera cases in Yemen hit 1 million: ICRC

SHAFAQNA - The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has hit 1 million, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday, as war has left more than 80 percent of the population short of food, fuel, clean water and access to…

UN to ‘unite for peace’ over Jerusalem after US veto at Security Council

SHAFAQNA-A bloc of Arab nations, Turkey and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have requested the UN General Assembly hold an emergency meeting after the US vetoed a UN Security Council resolution rejecting President Donald Trump’s…

UN chief Guterres calls for new push to stop 'stupid war' in Yemen

SHAFAQNA - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Sunday for a renewed push to end the "stupid war" in Yemen, saying he hoped the Trump administration could pressure Saudi Arabia to ease the humanitarian crisis there. "I believe this…

US move aimed at legitimizing Palestine's occupation: Iran UN envoy

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SHAFAQNA - Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo described occupation of Palestine as the root cause of all regional crises, saying that US recognition of Beit ul-Moqaddas…

UN experts call on Manama to ensure Sheikh Isa Qassim’s rights are respected

SHAFAQNA - Four UN experts called on Manama to ensure that Sheikh Isa Qassim’s human rights are fully respected. The experts welcomed the news that the senior Shiite cleric had been transferred to hospital but expressed concern over the…

Saudi Arabia continues to bomb Yemen's Sana'a despite calls for humanitarian ceasefire: UN

SHAFAQNA - The UN has stressed that despite calls for a humanitarian ceasefire in Yemen, Saudi Arabia continues to bomb the capital Sana'a. “Airstrikes have continued while ground fighting and shelling have been reduced,” said UN spokesman…

UN chief calls for end to all clashes, airstrikes in Yemen

SHAFAQNA - United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on the parties to the conflict in Yemen to cease all air and ground assaults, expressing deep concern about the “sharp escalation” of armed clashes and airstrikes in…

UN seeks report from Myanmar on rapes, deaths of Rohingya women

SHAFAQNA - A United Nations women’s rights panel called on Myanmar on Tuesday to report within six months on rapes and sexual violence against Rohingya women and girls by its security forces in northern Rakhine state and measures taken to…

A U.S funded survey warns of thousands dying daily in Yemen if ports stay closed

SHAFAQNA- A U.S.-funded famine survey said Tuesday that thousands of Yemenis could die daily if a Saudi-led military coalition does not lift its blockade on the country's key ports. The warning came a day after the International Committee…

UN humanitarian chief to visit Iran

SHAFAQNA - The Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC) Mark Lowcock is scheduled to visit Iran from 20 to 23 November 2017, it was reported on Thursday. Lowcock is expected to meet senior officials in Tehran and focus…

In C. African Republic, UN contractors bribed to aid Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Surrounded by hostile Christian militias, Muslim civilians in the volatile Central African Republic town of Bangassou have paid small fortunes to United Nations contractors to hide them in vehicles and take them to safety after U.N.…

Bahrain’s prisoners of conscience call on UN human rights chief to “intervene”

SHAFAQNA - Prisoners of conscience at Bahrain’s Dry Dock Detention Center are calling on the UN human rights chief to intervene and help end Manama’s mistreatment of political detainees. The source managed to obtain a copy of a letter sent…

UN says over 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh

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SHAFAQNA - More than 600,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh since violence erupted in northern Rakhine in August, said a UN report. The grim new landmark comes as authorities in Bangladesh were bracing for another possible…