UN and partners launch $4.4 billion regional appeal for more than five million Syrian refugees

A more than $4 billion appeal has been launched to support what one senior United Nations official called on Tuesday “a lost generation” of Syrian refugees caught up in the ongoing conflict.

UN aid official in Yemen urges lifting of blockade, says millions a ‘step away from famine’

The continuing blockade of ports in Yemen must be lifted, a senior United Nations humanitarian official today urged, calling for greater access to more than eight million people on the verge of famine.

Violence shuts schools, deprives children of medical care in Syria’s East Ghouta, warns UNICEF

Five of the more than 130 children who require immediate medical evacuation have died as they could not access treatment they needed due to the continuing violence across Syria's eastern Ghouta, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported, adding that most schools are closed there.

Intense violence in Syria’s East Ghouta shutters schools, deprives children of medical care – UNICEF

Five of the more than 130 children who require immediate medical evacuation have died as they could not access treatment they needed due to the continuing violence across Syria's eastern Ghouta, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported, adding that most schools are closed there.

Gaza: UN official releases funds to enable life-saving aid programmes in enclave

A senior United Nations aid and development official in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) today released $2.2 million to support health, food and livelihood programmes in the Gaza Strip.

UN Security Council holds special meeting on Middle East

The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, is briefing the Security Council today on the situation in the region following Wednesday's announcement by President Donald Trump that the United States would officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

UN Middle East envoy warns of ‘risk of violent escalation’ after US decision on Jerusalem

Wednesday's decision by United States President Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has been widely welcomed in Israel but it has also caused much anger among Palestinians and anxiety across the Middle East and beyond, the United Nations envoy on the region's peace process told a special Security Council meeting on Friday.

UN Middle East envoy warns of ‘risk of violent escalation’ after US decision on Jerusalem

Wednesday’s decision by United States President Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has been widely welcomed in Israel but it has also caused much anger among Palestinians and anxiety across the Middle East and beyond, the United Nations envoy on the region’s peace process told ta special Security Council meeting on Friday.

Children not a ‘bargaining chip’ in tug of war between Syrian parties – UN advisor

The United Nations advisor for Syria said Thursday that obstacles stopping humanitarians from delivering aid and carrying out medical evacuations in besieged parts of the war-ravaged country are not being lifted, and “children are dying” as a result.

UN study uncovers horrors of sexual violence against Syrian refugee boys and men

A study carried out by the United Nations refugee agency has revealed disturbing details a little-known side to the Syrian conflict: sexual violence against boys and men.