Storm Dennis: The biscuits and boats helping flood-hit villagers

Volunteers have been keeping communities going in the wake of Storm Dennis.

Twenty-stone Scots wrestler swapped ring for the runway

Jonathan Geary thought it was a joke when he was asked to try modelling but he could now help young men feel accepted.

On World Social Justice Day, the UN labour agency  says ‘put...

Reduce inequality around the world, the United Nations labour agency urged on Thursday, World Social Justice Day.

Haitian leaders urged to end political impasse

Leaders in Haiti must step up and end the political impasse between President Jovenel Moïse and a surging opposition movement that has paralyzed the island nation since July 2018, the top UN official there said on Thursday in a briefing to the UN Security Council in New York.

More than $1 billion pledged for post-earthquake recovery in Albania

The international community has pledged $1.25 billion to help Albania recover from a devastating earthquake during a European Union-led donors’ conference in Brussels.  

Simple urine test could improve early detection of bladder cancer –...

A new study conducted by researchers from the United Nations health agency revealed that bladder cancer mutations can be detected in urine up to 10 years before clinically diagnosing the disease.

Central African Republic: Security Council reflects on peace deal anniversary

One year after the signing of a peace deal in the Central African Republic (CAR), State authority is being extended throughout the country, violence against civilians has decreased, and an inclusive Government remains in place, the UN Security Council heard on Thursday. 

End hostilities, ‘preserve lives’: UN refugee chief makes appeal for people...

As the already dire situation in north-west Syria dramatically continues to worsen in Idlib province, the head of the United Nations refugee agency called on Thursday for an end to the hostilities and appealed for urgent action to allow the people trapped there to move to places of safety.

Men tell of rescuing woman from submerged car roof

Two men waded into floodwater to rescue a woman trapped on the roof of her submerged car for 12 hours.

‘Deliberate starvation’ tactics used in South Sudan could be a war...

The people of South Sudan have been “deliberately starved” in different parts of the country for ethnic and political reasons, and sexual violence against women and men as a weapon of war is ongoing, UN investigators said on Thursday. 

Man, 77, speaks out about fighting off would-be mugger

Trevor Weston was at a cash machine and says the man threatened to stab him.

At Stockholm road safety summit, UN officials join global call to...

Road traffic accidents take some 1.35 million lives every year and cost most countries three per cent of their gross domestic product, the top UN health official said on Wednesday as the Third Global Ministerial Conference On Road Safety kicked off in Stockholm, Sweden.

Millions of children and families in Niger struggle as humanitarian needs...

Malnutrition, disease, floods, droughts and displacement in Niger have put nearly three million people, more than half of them children, in need of humanitarian assistance, UNICEF said on Wednesday, calling for increased attention to their plight.

Amid ‘devastating scale’ of suffering in Syria’s north-west, UN Security Council...

With progress stalled on both the peace and political fronts in Syria, UN Special Envoy Geir Pedersen urged ambassadors in the Security Council on Wednesday to “put their weight” into finding a solution to end nearly nine years of conflict. 

‘Not a single country’ does enough to help children flourish, say...

The world’s survival depends on children being able to flourish, but no country is doing enough to give them a sustainable future, dozens of highly respected international health experts said on Wednesday.