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Migrant children, like these playing at a reception station in Panama in March, are crossing the perilous Darien Gap in soaring numbers, the UN says

Number Of Children Fleeing Latin America Soars: UN

More than 30,000 children have crossed the perilous Darien Gap jungle in four months on the path to a better life in the United States, a number up 40 percent from the same period last year, the UN children's agency said Wednesday.

More War Debris In Gaza Than Ukraine: UN

Clearing the debris will be complicated not just by unexploded ordnance but toxic substances such as asbestos, say experts
The Gaza Strip is filled with more war debris and rubble than Ukraine, the head of UN demining operations for the narrow Palestinian territory said Wednesday.
A girl washes clothes by hand at a camp for displaced Palestinians erected in a school run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on March 13, 2024

UN Ends, Suspends Probes Into 5 UNRWA Staffers Accused By Israel

A UN probe into Israeli allegations that 19 members of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees participated in the October 7 Hamas attacks has closed one case due to the absence of any evidence from Israel and suspended four others, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Friday.
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The UN has halted food deliveries in northern Gaza because of looting attacks as conditions deteriorate in the war stricken Palestinian territory

US Vetoes Gaza Resolution In UN But Floats Alternative

The United States vetoed a UN Security Council resolution Tuesday calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, while circulating its own proposal for an eventual truce as President Joe Biden comes under pressure to dial back support for Israel.
A truck from the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) carrying fuel arrives at the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on November 22, 2023, during fighting between Israel and Hamas militants

UN Warns Gaza Faces Humanitarian 'Collapse' As Battles Rage

Major donors, including Israel's top ally the United States and Germany, have suspended funding to the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, over accusations that several staff members were involved in the October 7 attack that sparked the war.
An extra two million workers are expected to be looking for jobs this year, according to the International Labour Organization

Global Unemployment Set To Worsen In 2024: UN

The global unemployment rate will increase slightly in 2024, the United Nations said Wednesday as it raised concerns about stagnant productivity, worsening inequalities and inflation biting into disposable income.
UN peacekeepers chief Jean-Pierre Lacroix said he supports efforts to develop mechanisms to protect civilians in ever more complex conflict zones

UN Peacekeepers No 'Magic Wand' For Crises, Their Chief Says

The presence of United Nations peacekeepers, whose shortcomings can frustrate local populations, is not a "magic wand" for conflict zones, said their leader Jean-Pierre Lacroix, who supports an expanded tool kit to protect civilians in increasingly complex territory.

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