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88,000 displaced in Somalia in three months — UN

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said on Sunday that about 88,000 people were internally displaced in Somalia in the first three months of 2024. The UNHCR said the displacement was mainly caused by conflict or insecurity and the…

Heavy floods in UAE, Afghanistan, Pakistan, 135 people killed

Afghanistan’s disaster management department reported that approximately 70 people lost their lives due to heavy rains that have battered the country over the past five days, exacerbating flash floods triggered by spring downpours. Meanwhile, neighbouring Pakistan also faced severe spring…

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France To Keep Pushing For Gaza Ceasefire Call At UN – Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron vowed on Friday to keep pressing for a Gaza ceasefire call at the UN Security Council, moments after China and Russia vetoed a US-backed draft resolution. “The Security Council must call for an immediate ceasefire and…

UN General Assembly Approves $3.59bn 2024 Budget

The General Assembly has approved a US$3.59 billion budget for the United Nations for 2024. The budget includes creation of a dedicated account to fund the organization’s peace-building fund. This was revealed in a statement issued by the Office of…