Yemen at ‘Crucial Moment’, Says Special Envoy, Stressing Need for Political Approach to Ending Conflict

Country’s Delegate Details Government’s Actions to Relieve Humanitarian Situation

Delivering impassioned pleas on behalf of 14 million civilians teetering on the edge of famine in Yemen, senior United Nations and civil …

Hospital refuge, urban crisis, and laser detection: The Cheat Sheet

IRIN editors give their weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe.

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A 'horror scene' in CAR

More than 5,000 civilians are seeking …

Eritrea-Ethiopia peace leads to a refugee surge

A group of Eritreans lines up outside a small, green army tent surrounded by yellow scrubland at the top of a ridge marking the Ethiopia-Eritrea border.

 

After having their details …

8398th Security Council Meeting: Situation in Somalia

Hailing the recent and historic rapprochements in the Horn of Africa, the Security Council today decided to lift the arms embargo, travel ban, assets freeze and targeted sanctions previously imposed…

Amid Continual Instability in Sahel Region, Senior Officials Tell Security Council Increased Funding Needed for Joint Force to Combat Threats

Against a complex backdrop of expanding terrorist threats and mounting hopelessness in Africa's Sahel region, several senior officials today urged the United Nations and other partners to boost their support …

Amid Continual Instability in Sahel Region, Senior Officials Tell Security Council Increased Funding Needed for Joint Force to Combat Threats

Against a complex backdrop of expanding terrorist threats and mounting hopelessness in Africa's Sahel region, several senior officials today urged the United Nations and other partners to boost their support …

ETHIOPIA ARRESTS EX-HEAD OF ARMY FIRM AS CRACKDOWN TARGETS SECURITY SERVICES

ADDIS ABABA--Ethiopia arrested the former head of a military-run industrial conglomerate and flew him in handcuffs to the capital, state media reported, a day after authorities announced investigations targeting senior …

Security Council Adopts Resolution 2445 (2018), Extending Mandate of United Nations Interim Security Force in Abyei

The Security Council today decided to extend until 15 May 2019 the mandate of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) operating in an oil-rich contested area on …

AUC Welcomes UNSC’s Resolution to Lift Sanctions Imposed on Eritrea

Addis Ababa Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomes the adoption by the United Nations Security Council to lift the sanctions imposed on Eritrea since December 2009.…

METEC Ex-General Director Appears in Court

Addis Ababa Major General Kinfe Dagnaw, ex-director of METEC, appeared in a federal high court on Wednesday in connection with corruption charges.

Some eight people have also appeared in court, …