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The war between rival militaries in Sudan, which has been raging for over seven months has further intensified in recent weeks, particularly in the volatile Darfur region, a senior UN official said on Thursday. His briefing came on the same day as Khartoum asked the Security Council to immediately terminate the UN mission there.

© WFP/Eulalia Berlanga | People wait in line at a food distribution site in Malakal, South Sudan.

The United Nations on Tuesday called for more global action to end nuclear testing, warning against the danger of “collective suicide”.

© UNICEF/Tapes Ion. A mother and daughter from Chernihiv, Ukraine, unpack a box of new clothes, distributed by UNICEF and partners in Moldova.

Support provided to Syria following the recent deadly earthquakes must be directed towards finding a political solution to the civil war, now entering its 12th year, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday. 

The UN General Assembly on Thursday called for ending the war in Ukraine and demanded Russia’s immediate withdrawal from the country, in line with the UN Charter.

© UNDP/Oleksandr Ratushniak. People walk past bomb-damaged building in Chernihiv in northern Ukraine.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees congratulated Moldova on Saturday, for its decision to initiate temporary protection for refugees fleeing Ukraine.

Amidst recent allegations of war prisoners being summarily executed in Ukraine, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk expressed his shock on Friday over unabated human suffering as Russian missile and drone strikes against critical infrastructure continue on a broad scale.

Some of the most intense bombardments in the war in Ukraine have occurred in recent days, UN political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo told the Security Council on Wednesday, warning against the risk of escalation and spillover into other countries.

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