Venezuelan refugees at Albergue Douglas in Pamplona, Colombia (AN/Cristal Montanez)
December 1, 2020
(AN) — U.N. officials released a 2021 humanitarian plan on Tuesday that projects 235 million people worldwide will need aid, an astonishing 40 percent increase from this year due to the pandemic, conflicts and climate change.
Three women on Adigrat Street in Tigray, Ethiopia (AN/Rod Waddington)
November 20, 2020
(AN) — After warning of “a full-scale humanitarian crisis” unfolding in Ethiopia, United Nations officials said on Friday about 32,000 people have fled the Tigray region and up to 200,000 more may follow in coming months.
People take refuge on the roofs of buildings following flooding caused by 2019's Cyclone Idai in Mozambique (AN/World Vision)
November 17, 2020
(AN) — None of the 20 nations most vulnerable to climate change were among the top recipients of aid to adapt to more flooding, drought and other risks from global warming, according to a new Red Cross report on Tuesday.
U.N.-brokered peace talks in Tunisia among Libya's warring sides (AN/UNSMIL)
November 13, 2020
(AN) — Libya’s two main warring factions agreed to hold nationwide elections for the presidency and parliament on December 24, 2021, the U.N. acting envoy for Libya, Stephanie Williams, told a news conference on Friday.
A Milwaukee protester against U.S. detention of migrant children in 2019 (AN/Charles Edward Miller)
November 13, 2020
(AN) — With U.S. elections just barely decided, the United Nations Human Rights Council finished putting America’s human rights record under a microscope on Friday in a peer-review process applied to all member nations every four years.
Factions of Libya’s conflict sign a permanent ceasefire deal at the United Nations in Geneva (AN/U.N. Geneva)
October 23, 2020
(AN) — Libya’s two main warring sides signed a ceasefire agreement at the United Nations’ European headquarters on Friday that also requires the withdrawal of military forces sent by Russia, Turkey and other regional powers.
A COVID-19 street scene in Argentina, where cases have risen fast after an easing of restrictions (AN/Ricardo Huñis)
October 19, 2020
(AN) — The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections worldwide topped 40 million with 1.1 million deaths on Monday, as a second wave of the coronavirus hits European nations that had contained its spread earlier this year.
Australia's Gospers Mountain 'megafire' in Australia, extinguished last February, seen from a turboprop plane (AN/Rick Lang)
October 13, 2020
(AN) — Storms, floods, droughts, wildfires and other disasters attributed to weather may force nearly 162 million people to seek humanitarian aid by 2030, almost 50 percent more than in 2018, a report by 16 international organizations said on Tuesday.
World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley celebrates the Nobel Prize win with staff in Niger (AN/WFP)
October 9, 2020
(AN) — The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the World Food Program on Friday for its front-line efforts to alleviate hunger amid the pandemic and to send a message that greater international cooperation is needed.
Along the road from Uganda's capital Kampala to Entebbe (AN/John Heilprin)
September 14, 2020
(AN) — The pandemic halted decades of advances in fighting poverty and disease and reversed progress towards achieving the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, according to a new report on Monday.