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Aid groups confront rising toll of pandemic

Venezuelan refugees at Albergue Douglas in Pamplona, Colombia (AN/Cristal Montanez)

(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.

UNHCR warns of full blown crisis in Ethiopia

Three women on Adigrat Street in Tigray, Ethiopia (AN/Rod Waddington)

(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.

Libyan sides agree to 2021 nationwide elections

U.N.-brokered peace talks in Tunisia among Libya's warring sides (AN/UNSMIL)

(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.

Days after election, U.S. rights under inspection

A Milwaukee protester against U.S. detention of migrant children in 2019 (AN/Charles Edward Miller)

(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.

Libya reaches ceasefire deal at Geneva talks

Factions of Libya’s conflict sign a permanent ceasefire deal at the United Nations in Geneva (AN/U.N. Geneva)

(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.

Global coronavirus cases surpass 40 million

A COVID-19 street scene in Argentina, where cases have risen fast after an easing of restrictions (AN/Ricardo Huñis)

(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.

WFP wins Nobel Prize to focus world on hunger

World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley celebrates the Nobel Prize win with staff in Niger (AN/WFP)

(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.

Pandemic sets back development by decades

Along the road from Uganda's capital Kampala to Entebbe (AN/John Heilprin)

(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.

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