Daily Archives: August 7, 2019

UNHCR Denounces Fines on Migrant Rescue Ships Entering Italy

The United Nations refugee agency says it is alarmed by the Italian parliament's decision to impose severe penalties on boats and people conducting rescue operations for migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.The Italian parliament has approved changes to e...

UNHCR Denounces Fines on Migrant Rescue Ships Entering Italy

The United Nations refugee agency says it is alarmed by the Italian parliament's decision to impose severe penalties on boats and people conducting rescue operations for migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.The Italian parliament has approved changes to e...

Rwanda, Congo Restrict Unnecessary Border Travel Amid Ebola

Rwanda and Congo are discouraging travel across their border, as officials try to prevent further spread of the highly contagious Ebola virus. Travel restrictions are part of measures taken by Rwandan and Congolese health officials who met in Rwanda

Security Council Presidential Statement Stresses West Africa, Sahel Office Needs More Support, Resources amid Growing Demand from Countries in Region

The Security Council underlined the need for more support and adequate resources for the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) today amid increased demands from Guinea-Bissau and post-transition countries in the region.In a sweep...

Water Bankruptcy Looms for One in Four People Worldwide, Researchers Warn

A quarter of the world's people are just a few dry spells away from facing dangerous water shortages, a U.S. think tank warned on Tuesday, with India home to the bulk at risk of running dry.Seventeen countries face "extremely high