Posts Tagged ‘United Nations’

U.N. Food Chief Urges Billionaires Around The Globe To Step Up To Help World’s Starving

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon September 18, 2020
U.N. World Food Chief David Beasley on Thursday implored the world’s billionaires to step up to help save some 30 million people he said are at risk of perishing without help from the World Food Programme. Globally, at least 270 million people were headed toward the brink of starvation and WFP hopes to reach 138 […]

United Nations Celebrates World Humanitarian Day, Praises Beirut Women’s Response To Blast

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon August 19, 2020
“Human suffering has reached alarming levels, with women and girls being disproportionally affected”, United Nations Women said Wednesday, calling for gender-responsive action towards the COVID19 crisis in celebration of World Humanitarian Day. “On World Humanitarian Day, let’s recognize women’s vital role in the survival and resilience of communities. “They are the unsung #RealLifeHeroes of the […]

UN-OCHA Head Visits Nigerian Emergency Management Headquarters, Reassures Continued Support

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon August 8, 2020
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) new Head of Office in Nigeria, Mr Trond Jensen on Friday visited the Nigerian Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Abuja. He was received by AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (rtd), the Director General of NEMA. In a statement on social Media, Muhammad in his remarks said […]

Lebanon Explosion: UN Says Will Continue Active Response To Beirut Crisis

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon August 5, 2020
The Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Gutteres, on Tuesday expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Lebanon, following the horrific explosions in Beirut on the same day. Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General said Gutteres wishes a speedy recovery to […]

UN Lauds Seize-Fire Agreement Between Afghan Govt And The Taliban Ahead Of Eid-el-Kabir Celebrations

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon July 30, 2020
The Secretary-General of the United Nations((UN), Antonio Gutteres, on Thursday welcomed the announcement by the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban to issue a temporary ceasefire. This development is in order to enable the Afghan people to celebrate the Eid al-Adha holiday in peace. The Secretary-General, in a brief statement signed by his Deputy Spokesman, […]

Uganda Opens Borders To DRC Refugees Amid #COVID19 Lockdown– UNHCR

by Olatorera Dickson-Amusaon July 4, 2020
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency on Friday welcomed the decision by the Government of Uganda to give safe haven to thousands of refugees fleeing escalating violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). According to the UNHCR, the refugees had previously been stranded in a remote, inaccessible area in Mahagi Territory since late […]