Will the Beirut explosions cause a humanitarian disaster? | Inside Story

Lebanon was in a dire state even before Tuesday’s explosions in Beirut. The government is bankrupt, millions of Lebanese are jobless, and the country is hosting 1.5 Syrian refugees. The huge blast made things worse by destroying the main port for a nation heavily reliant on food imports. 300,000 homeless people Beirut have received little … Read more Will the Beirut explosions cause a humanitarian disaster? | Inside Story

Boys’ lemonade stand raises thousands for Yemen crisis – BBC News

Six year-old Ayaan and Mikaeel, along with their community, have raised more than £37,000 for the Yemen crisis. With the ongoing conflict in Yemen tens of thousands of lives have been lost. An estimated 24m people, equivalent to 80% of the country’s population, are now in need of humanitarian aid to survive. The scale of … Read more Boys’ lemonade stand raises thousands for Yemen crisis – BBC News

Virus-linked hunger tied to 10,000 child deaths each month

UNICEF has warned the coronavirus pandemic will significantly increase world hunger, a new report predicting 128,000 more children will die from malnutrition in the coming year. Four aid agencies are now calling for 2.4 billion dollars to tackle the crisis. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news … Read more Virus-linked hunger tied to 10,000 child deaths each month

United Nations Daily Briefing (23 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: SG/Climate Change SG Policy Brief/Arab States Security Council/Syria COVID-19/Jordan UNICEF/separated children WHO/African health workers Nigeria/humanitarian COVID-19/Syria South Sudan unrest Briefing by Reem Abaza, President of the General Assembly. Highlights: GA Decision on High-Level Week of its 75th session UN Lecture at the University of Buckingham. … Read more United Nations Daily Briefing (23 July 2020)

WHO and UNICEF Warn of ‘Alarming Decline’ in Childhood Vaccinations Amid Covid-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Wednesday (15 Jul) of “an alarming decline in the number of children receiving life-saving vaccines around the world,” the UN spokesperson said at a press briefing in New York. “This is due to disruptions in the delivery and uptake of immunization services … Read more WHO and UNICEF Warn of ‘Alarming Decline’ in Childhood Vaccinations Amid Covid-19

Mental Health webinar for young people

Tune in LIVE for the #CopingWithCOVID webinar for young people: taking care of mental health while living in the new normal. The event hosted by Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, is focused on young people’s mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Envoy will be joined by the United Nations’ Secretary-General Mr. António Guterres, … Read more Mental Health webinar for young people

Latin America Policy Brief & other topics – Daily Briefing (9 July 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Latin America policy brief – SG/energy – SG/HLPF – WHO – Security Council – COVID/peacekeeping – Central African Republic – South Sudan – Benin – Yemen – Srebrenica – Bob Marley/UNICEF – UNHCR/WFP – Climate/WMO Full Highlights: https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/noon-briefing-highlight?date%5Bvalue%5D%5Bdate%5D=09%20July%202020

Reboot Youth Health and Wellbeing Digital Awards

Join us for a special virtual event on 7th July 2020 between 13:00 – 14:30 CEST to announce the winning innovative ideas from the Reboot Health and Wellbeing Challenge, and to hear from WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and other experts on the future of young people’s health and wellbeing.   Over one million … Read more Reboot Youth Health and Wellbeing Digital Awards

Millions of children facing starvation in Yemen warns United Nations – BBC News

There’s a stark warning tonight that millions of children in Yemen could be pushed to “the brink of starvation” unless international aid is dramatically stepped up. It comes from UNICEF, the United Nations children’s organisation. Yemen faces the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with the coronavirus pandemic compounding the effect of five years of civil war. … Read more Millions of children facing starvation in Yemen warns United Nations – BBC News

Silke Von Brokhausen – Yoga Day (19 June 2020)

The Permanent Mission of India in New York will be commemorating the 6 th International Day of Yoga on June 19, 2020 from 1500-1630 Hrs. Please join the virtual event through UN Web TV (http://webtv.un.org/) and the following platforms: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/indiaatunitednations Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IndiaAtUN Twitter: https://twitter.com/indiaunnewyork The 6 th International Yoga Day will be marked at … Read more Silke Von Brokhausen – Yoga Day (19 June 2020)

Vaccine Summit Raises $8.8 Billion to Immunize 300 Million Children, Support Fight Against Covid-19

The Global Vaccine Alliance (Gavi) has been pledged U.S. $8.8 billion during a one-day virtual summit meeting on Thursday organized by the United Kingdom. The money pledged by dozens of sovereign governments, non-profit organizations and foundations will go towards the fight against COVID-19. Microsoft founder Bill Gates pledged over 100 million dollars from the Bill … Read more Vaccine Summit Raises $8.8 Billion to Immunize 300 Million Children, Support Fight Against Covid-19

Ronan Keating on Raising Money for Unicef and Teaming Up With Ed Sheeran | Good Morning Britain

Subscribe now for more! http://bit.ly/1NbomQa Today, Lorraine is joined by Ronan Keating to talk about his new single, and how he filmed the music video in lockdown with just his families help. As well as this, he chats about how he is raising money for Unicef, why he is teaming up with the likes of … Read more Ronan Keating on Raising Money for Unicef and Teaming Up With Ed Sheeran | Good Morning Britain

Yemeni rebels record first death amid UN fears virus is spreading undetected

Houthi rebels in northern Yemen have reported the first death from Covid-19. The United Nations fears the infection could be spreading undetected across the country, adding to existing health crises including a cholera outbreak. Meanwhile, Unicef is encouraging Yemen and neighbouring countries to follow up on measles and polio vaccines. Subscribe to France 24 now: … Read more Yemeni rebels record first death amid UN fears virus is spreading undetected

Singing Whisper Challenge with Millie Bobby Brown

Jimmy and Millie Bobby Brown attempt a social distancing version of the whisper challenge, where they take turns guessing the titles of random songs they’re singing while muted over video chat. Help Millie support UNICEF directly at https://uni.cf/mbb-for-unicef. Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: http://bit.ly/1nwT1aN Watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon … Read more Singing Whisper Challenge with Millie Bobby Brown