WFP wins Nobel Peace prize: From Yemen to Sudan, UN agency fights hunger in food-deprived places, war zones
Since its formation in 1961, WFP has worked tirelessly to battle hunger during cirises: From the 1980 famine in Ethiopia, the 2004 tsunami in Asia, to the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and now the pandemic
Scientists say 'worse is yet to come' as East Africa reels from deadly floods, blame Indian Ocean dipole behind extreme weather
A powerful climate phenomenon in the Indian Ocean stronger than any seen in years is unleashing destructive rains and flooding across East Africa — and scientists say worse could be coming
World Bank report says child marriage costs African countries billions; West Africa has highest rate of marriage before 15
Every year of secondary education reduces the likelihood of marrying before the age of 18 by five percent or more, it added in the report, "Educating Girls and Ending Child Marriage".
An overloaded 19-seater commercial plane travelling from South Sudan's capital, Juba crashed into a lake on Sunday and killed 21 people
Donald Trump plans to hold UNSC meeting on Iran's alleged international law violations on 26 September, says Nikki Haley
On Donald Trump calling the UNSC meeting about Iran, she said the message to Tehran is that the world is watching its actions, whether supporting terrorism, launching ballistic missiles or selling weapons.
ONGC Videsh, the foreign acquisition unit of Oil and Natural Gas Corp’s (ONGC), filed an arbitration claim earlier this year against the government of Sudan in a London court
South Sudan's warring leaders sign peace deal to share power in latest effort to end five-year civil war
Sudan's state news agency said that South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel opposition leader Riek Machar have signed a peace deal to share power in a transitional government, the latest effort to end a five-year civil war.
South Sudan's MPs given loans worth $40,000 to buy cars even as half of its population relies on food aid
Lawmakers in South Sudan came under fire today after it was announced they would receive $40,000 car loans, while more than half the population depend on food aid.
World Bank reports drop in number of people living in extreme poverty in India, but worldwide figures give cause for concern
As per the 'Future Development' blog on poverty, India is home to the second largest population of extreme poor, behind only Nigeria & just ahead of Congo.
Machar fled South Sudan after new fighting erupted in the capital, Juba, in July 2016, ending a brief attempt at peace in which he returned to his role as Kiir's deputy.
South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar meets President Salva Kirr for peace talks ahead of African Union summit
South Sudan president Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar continued meeting into the night and were expected to continue discussions tomorrow in neighbouring Ethiopia, which invited them for talks as pressure grows to end a conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people and created Africa's largest refugee crisis since the 1994 Rwanda genocide.
Indian UN peacekeepers praised for bringing sense of hope and peace in South Sudan's troubled Akobo town
Indian peacekeepers serving with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) are being lauded for helping to restore peace and security in a town in the East African country, ravaged by fighting that has forced civilians to flee and has devastated the economy.
New York: UN receives allegation of sexual abuse against unidentified members of Nepalese contingent
United Nations receives allegation of sexual abuse against unidentified members of Nepalese contingent
Around 1.25 million people face starvation in warn-torn South Sudan, country may plunge into famine in 2018
In war-torn South Sudan 1.25 million people are facing starvation according to a report by the United Nations and the government released on Monday
South Sudan on Sunday marked its sixth independence anniversary in muted fashion, with no official celebration as the world's newest nation reels from a brutal and destructive ongoing civil war.
As South Sudan's civil war creates widespread allegations of sexual and ethnic violence, the government is clamping down on the news media, journalists charge.
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Food aid soon will run out for nearly a million South Sudanese sheltering in Uganda in what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis, the United Nations refugee chief said
The Aid will go to help fund two hospitals run by the Combonian missionary sisters, a primary school run by a humanitarian group "Solidarity with South Sudan" and an agricultural project run by the Vatican's Caritas foundation.
The United Nations said devastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan had left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016.