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Sudan tops UN envoy's concerns about children caught in conflicts, with Congo and Haiti next

Jun. 14, 2024 00:49 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations envoy charged with reporting on violations against children in conflicts around the world said Thursday that first and foremost she is worried about what’s happening to youngsters in war-torn Sudan, followed by Congo and Haiti. Virginia...

UN adopts a resolution demanding that Sudan's paramilitary force halt its siege of a Darfur city

Jun. 13, 2024 17:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution Thursday demanding that Sudan’s paramilitary force immediately halt its siege of the only capital in the vast western region of Darfur that it doesn’t control and where more than a million people are reportedly trapped. ...

Aspects of US restrictions on asylum-seekers may violate international protections, UNHCR chief says

Jun. 13, 2024 13:01 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the U.N. refugee agency said Thursday he understands that the Biden administration enacted new restrictions on asylum-seekers entering the United States, but cautioned that some aspects of the executive order may violate refugee protection required under international...

UN says violence against children in conflict reached extreme levels in 2023, including in Gaza

Jun. 11, 2024 21:54 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Violence against children caught in multiplying and escalating conflicts reached “extreme levels” in 2023, with an unprecedented number of killings and injuries in crises, from Israel and the Palestinian territories to Sudan, Myanmar and Ukraine, according to a new U.N....

ICC prosecutor appeals for evidence of atrocities in Sudan after rebels attack hospital in Darfur

Jun. 11, 2024 05:12 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor appealed Tuesday for information and evidence of atrocities in Sudan, saying his ongoing investigation “seems to disclose an organized, systematic and a profound attack on human dignity.” ICC...

Sudan's notorious paramilitary group loots a main Darfur hospital, aid group says

Jun. 10, 2024 13:58 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The notorious Rapid Support Forces paramilitary group, fighting Sudan’s military for over a year, fired shots and looted a main hospital in the western region of Darfur, forcing its closure, an international aid group said. The RSF attacked the South Hospital in...

The UN says more than 10 million people in Sudan have now fled their homes as war continues

Jun. 10, 2024 12:04 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The number of internally displaced people in Sudan has reached more than 10 million as war drives about a quarter of the population from their homes, the U.N. migration agency told The Associated Press on Monday. More than 2 million other people have been driven...

UN migration agency says number of internally displaced people in war-wracked Sudan has reached over 10 million people

Jun. 10, 2024 09:32 AM EDT
GENEVA (AP) — UN migration agency says number of internally displaced people in war-wracked Sudan has reached over 10 million people.

Many leaders are more interested in power than helping end conflict, UN humanitarian chief says

Jun. 06, 2024 18:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Leaders in many conflict areas are more interested in power and political rivalries than in listening to the needs of their people, improving their lives and ending the fighting, the United Nations humanitarian chief told The Associated Press. In an interview...

Sudanese RSF paramilitaries clash with the army, leaving at least 100 people dead

Jun. 06, 2024 16:48 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — At least 100 people were killed, and dozens were injured after the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces attacked a village in Gezira province in Sudan on Wednesday, officials said. Women, children, and the elderly were among the victims in the RSF attacks on Wad al-Noura...