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Daily Wrap: War in Ukraine, Funding for Palestine Refugees and Sahel Region Challenges

The United Nations continued its annual high-level week with special meetings focused on the war in Ukraine, funding for the Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and challenges in th...


Lebanon’s Minefields | Clearing the hidden remnants of war | UN Story

Zeina Saleh is a young Lebanese woman working in mine clearance and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) in southern Lebanon. Women working in the field of demining are rare. Zeina Saleh is amongst those very few wome...


Rebel Fighters in DR Congo Lay Down Their Weapons, Return to Rwanda | UN Story

Foreign combatants with armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) often find it hard to return home once they decide to lay down their weapons and stop fighting. The UN Mission in DRC (MONUSCO) helps ...


Ukraine: UN Humanitarian Chief Decries ‘Crime Scene,’ Urges Ceasefire

On 7 April 2022, United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Martin Griffiths visited Bucha and Irpin outside Kyiv, Ukraine. He described the visit as horrifying, s...


International Day of Mine Awareness: Zeina’s mission to save lives in Lebanon

The International Day of Mine Awareness, marked on 4 April, reminds nations to rid the world of landmines and unexploded devices that threaten innocent civilians long after the guns have fallen silent. Women and me...


11 years of war in Syria – can it ever end? | United Nations

11 years after the violent suppression of peaceful, popular demonstrations, Syria is still mired in war. More than 14 million civilians need humanitarian assistance; and more than 12 million re displaced, including ov...


Thank you Canada: UN Peacekeeping Service and Sacrifice | United Nations Peacekeeping

Canada was among the first countries to contribute to UN Peacekeeping when it participated in the first peacekeeping operation, the UN Truce Supervision Organization in the Middle East (UNTSO) in 1954. Since then, Can...


Thank you Fiji: UN Peacekeeping Service and Sacrifice | United Nations Peacekeeping

Fijian peacekeepers demonstrate a high-level of professionalism and dedication wherever they serve. The South Pacific island currently provides close to 350 uniformed personnel to seven UN peace operations across the ...


Thank You Austria : UN Peacekeeping Service & Sacrifice

Austria has deployed police and troops to UN Peacekeeping for more than sixty years. Its contingent of 177 women and men deployed to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) supports the Lebanese Civil Def...

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