They Ran to the U.N. for Help. They Got Tear-Gassed Instead. — Foreign Policy

South Sudan’s peacekeepers not only failed to protect civilians during the country’s latest round of violence — it put them in even greater danger.

via They Ran to the U.N. for Help. They Got Tear-Gassed Instead. — Foreign Policy

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U.N. Calls for 48-Hour Ceasefire in Aleppo to Avoid ‘Humanitarian Catastrophe’ — TIME

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. humanitarian chief on Monday urged all combatants in Aleppo to agree to a 48-hour pause to allow delivery of desperately needed aid, warning that otherwise the world risks seeing a “humanitarian catastrophe unparalleled in the over five years of bloodshed” in Syria. Stephen O’Brien said Aleppo is being bombed every…

via U.N. Calls for 48-Hour Ceasefire in Aleppo to Avoid ‘Humanitarian Catastrophe’ — TIME

Gang Violence Is Forcing Thousands of Central American Children to Come to U.S. — TIME

(UNITED NATIONS) — Thousands of children trying to escape gang violence and poverty in Central America have made their way to the United States this year — and there is no sign that the flow is letting up, the U.N. children’s agency said in a report released late Monday. In the first six months of…

via Gang Violence Is Forcing Thousands of Central American Children to Come to U.S. — TIME

U.N. Leader Urges Member States to Fund Haiti’s Cholera Recovery — Repeating Islands

A report by Jonathan M. Katz for The New York Times. Just days after the United Nations acknowledged playing a role in a cholera outbreak in Haiti, and a day after it was ruled immune from related lawsuits by a United States court, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday called on the organization’s member states to […]

via U.N. Leader Urges Member States to Fund Haiti’s Cholera Recovery — Repeating Islands

(UNITED NATIONS) — The U.N. food agency has declared its highest-level emergency in drought-stricken southern Africa and is appealing for $204 million immediately to purchase food and transport it to the region to help millions of hungry people. World Food Program Executive Director Ertharin Cousin told reporters in a telephone briefing from hard-hit Malawi on…

via The U.N. Appeals For $204 Million to Combat Africa’s Food Security Crisis — TIME