UN agency condemns ‘homophobic and racist’ monkeypox reporting

UN agency condemns ‘homophobic and racist’ monkeypox reporting

This post was originally published on this site As the World Health Organization said it expects more cases of monkeypox to be identified around the world, the United Nations HIV/AIDS agency on Sunday denounced what it and numerous public health experts called bigoted Western media coverage of a disease that...

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Russian strike targets Kyiv shortly after UN chief meets with Zelenskyy: Live Ukraine updates

Russian strike targets Kyiv shortly after UN chief meets with Zelenskyy: Live Ukraine updates

This post was originally published on this siteA Russian missile strike targeting Kyiv killed at least one person shortly after a meeting between UN Secretary-General Guterres and Zelenskyy.     

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UN secretary-general: Putin meeting ‘very useful’

UN secretary-general: Putin meeting ‘very useful’

This post was originally published on this siteUnited Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in a new interview that his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow this week was “very useful” as Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine stretches into its third month. “I think it was a very useful meeting,”...

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UN asks for $66M to protect Ukrainian women, children amid rape accusations

UN asks for $66M to protect Ukrainian women, children amid rape accusations

This post was originally published on this siteUNFPA, the United Nation’s sexual and reproductive health agency, released a statement Tuesday asking for $66 million to help protect Ukrainian women and children as millions flee from Ukraine and Russian soldiers have been accused of rape. The agency stated more than 12...

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UN humanitarian chief ‘not optimistic’ about Russia-Ukraine ceasefire: Live updates

UN humanitarian chief ‘not optimistic’ about Russia-Ukraine ceasefire: Live updates

This post was originally published on this siteThe United Nations’ humanitarian chief is “not optimistic” that Russia and Ukraine will reach a ceasefire. Friday’s latest updates.     

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7.1 million internally displaced in Ukraine: UN

7.1 million internally displaced in Ukraine: UN

This post was originally published on this site More than 7.1 million are estimated to have been internally displaced by Russia’s war in Ukraine, having fled their homes but remained in the country, the United Nations said Tuesday. The figure issued by the UN’s International Organization for Migration is up...

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Ukraine president to speak at U.N. amid growing accusations of war crimes

Ukraine president to speak at U.N. amid growing accusations of war crimes

This post was originally published on this site World leaders expressed outrage over reports of dead Ukrainian civilians — many of whom appear to have been executed — strewn about in Bucha, a city northwest of Kyiv. (Image credit: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)

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US Will Ask To Suspend Russia From UN Human Rights Council

US Will Ask To Suspend Russia From UN Human Rights Council

This post was originally published on this site BUCHAREST (Reuters)—The United States will ask the U.N. General Assembly to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said on Monday, after Ukraine accused Russian troops of killing dozens of civilians in the town of...

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Thursday’s civilian deaths in Ukraine include 1 American in Chernihiv, 23 Ukrainians outside Kharkiv

Thursday’s civilian deaths in Ukraine include 1 American in Chernihiv, 23 Ukrainians outside Kharkiv

The United Nations said Thursday that it can confirm 726 civilians killed in the first 22 days of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, including 52 children, but the “actual number is likely much higher.” Most of the civilian deaths, U.N. Undersecretary General Rosemary DiCarlo said, are from “the use in populated areas of explosive weapons with wide-impact areas,” including strikes on apartment buildings, schools, and at least 43 health-care facilities.
An American citizen, James Whitney Hill, was killed Thursday in Russian shelling of residential areas in the center of Chernihiv, a city about 90 north of Kyiv, the State Department and Hill’s family said. Hill had traveled to Ukraine with his longtime partner, Ira, for treatment of her multiple sclerosis, and he documented on social media the increasing Russian artillery fire on Chernihiv and related hardships endured by residents of the besieged city. “Hill was among dozens of civilians killed by the Russian onslaught Thursday in Chernihiv,” CNN reports. 
Russian artillery fire on the town of Merefa, outside Kharkiv, killed at least 23 people and injured 26 early Thursday, Ukrainian officials said. The Russian shelling also destroyed a secondary school and a city cultural center, the officials said; The Washington Post was able to verify video of the attack on and damage to the school.
“The two high-profile attacks on civilian areas unfolded one day after a Russian airstrike demolished a theater in the port city of Mariupol while hundreds sheltered inside,” the Post notes. “Officials on Thursday said some had survived, but they still didn’t know how many were killed or injured.” The strike on the theater is “another tragedy, in our already mangled Mariupol, of which there is already practically nothing left,” Mariupol’s mayor said in a video message.

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