The United Nations on Tuesday announced that it has conducted 200 cross-border missions delivering aid into northwest Syria from Türkiye since the devastating earthquakes that struck the two countries in February.
Conflict and insecurity in countries such as South Sudan and its neighbour to the north are set to make 2023 another year of high death tolls and and injuries for aid workers in the field, the UN warned on Thursday.
The United Nations continues to deliver aid in Niger, nearly three weeks since President Mohamed Bazoum was seized by some of his guards in a power grab.
© UNICEF/Frank Dejongh A child is vaccinated against polio during a polio mobilization campaign in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
2022 UNRWA School children in Jenin refugee camp, West Bank.
Afghan refugee Bahadur, 60, stands amid the wreckage of his home after monsoon flooding in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. © UNHCR/Usman Ghani
Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, visits a hair salon started by Elodie Guei Sahe, who fled Côte d’Ivoire in 2011. She returned to her hometown, Bably-Vaya village, in 2020 and opened her salon with help from UNHCR. © UNHCR/Colin Delfosse
Houses damaged by Cyclone Gombe in Nampula, Mozambique. © UNHCR/Agnes Madziwa
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Matthew Saltmarsh – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.