Terrorism intensifying across Africa, exploiting instability and conflict  (UN – Africa)

The growth of terrorism is a major threat to international peace and security, currently felt most keenly in Africa, the deputy UN chief told...

Crime and terrorism thriving again in Afghanistan amid economic ruin, warns Kőrösi (UN – Asia Pacific)

Two-thirds of Afghans are going hungry, with girls' education subject to “random edicts” of the Taliban, while crime and terrorism are thriving once more...

Public health risks increasing in flood-affected Pakistan, warns WHO (UN – Asia Pacific)

Although flood waters have continued to recede in many flood-affected areas across Pakistan in recent weeks, around eight million people need essential health assistance,...

Millions at risk in flood-hit Nigeria; relief chief highlights hunger in Burkina Faso (UN – Africa)

More than 2.8 million people have been impacted by Nigeria’s worst floods in a decade, with 1.3 million displaced and hundreds of lives lost,...

Mali reports progress in political transition process, fighting terrorism (UN – Africa)

Authorities in Mali are moving along the path to political transition and institutional reform while combating terrorism and other insecurity, Acting Prime Minister Abdoulaye...

Flood-ravaged Pakistan’s leader appeals for urgent global support in UN address (UN)

With huge swathes of his country still under water following recent devastating floods, Pakistan’s Prime Minister appealed on Friday for global support to help...

Flood-ravaged Pakistan’s leader appeals for urgent global support in UN address (UN – Asia Pacific)

With huge swathes of his country still under water following recent devastating floods, Pakistan’s Prime Minister appealed on Friday for global support to help...

Somalia committed to tackling twin threats of looming famine and terrorism, President tells UN Assembly (UN)

Despite efforts to move past decades of drought and conflict, Somalia is facing some of the most complex crises in the world, its President...

‘Don’t flood the world today; don’t drown it tomorrow’, UN Chief implores leaders (UN)

As hundreds of Heads of State and Government prepare to fly into New York for the General Debate of the new General Assembly, UN...

In flood-hit Pakistan, Guterres appeals for ‘massive’ global support, tougher action on climate change (UN)

UN Secretary-General António Guterres arrived in Pakistan on Friday to show solidarity with the people of the country following the loss of life and...

New homes for earthquake survivors (reliefweb.int)

On 15 June, the Red Cross handed over the first permanent house rebuilt as part of its recovery programme after Haiti’s earthquake on 12 January 2010.

This integrated neighbourhood project taking place in Delmas 19, Port-au-Prince, encourages people to return from camps to their communities and contributes to rebuilding and repairing housing in the capital.

The Red Cross is also addressing income and sanitation issues in the area by providing cash grants and reconstructing infrastructure, including the neighbourhood’s main drainage canal.

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Christchurch, New Zealand may never rebuild quake-hit areas (reliefweb.int)

The New Zealand government says thousands of properties may never be rebuilt in the wake of the latest powerful earthquakes to rock the city of Christchurch.

Twin tremors of magnitudes 5.5 and 6.0 hit the city on Monday and overnight there were another 14 aftershocks, the strongest being 4.7-magnitude at about 2:45am.

Monday’s quakes damaged around 50 buildings and dealt further damage to areas of the city already badly hit by February’s earthquake.

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Floodwaters rising in northern NSW, Australia (reliefweb.int)

Numerous river communities across northern New South Wales have been isolated by rising floodwaters.

Torrential rain, high winds and big surf are pounding the coast, and flood warnings are in place for much of the coast.

The Bellinger, Orara, Nambucca, Macleay, Hastings and Manning rivers are all rising steadily, cutting off communities as they do.

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