WHO: Over half of Beirut’s health facilities are ‘non-functional’

In the Lebanese capital, recovery work is continuing more than a week after a deadly blast hit the city’s port area. The World Health Organization said more than half of Beirut’s 55 hospitals and healthcare facilities are “non-functional.” The city’s port has resumed partial operations to secure goods for local markets. The United Nations food … Read more WHO: Over half of Beirut’s health facilities are ‘non-functional’

Belarus protests: UN human rights chief condemns crackdown

The United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has condemned the violent crackdown by the Belarusian government on protesters after three nights of unrest. Police have arrested more than 6,000 people during the protests that followed Sunday’s disputed presidential election. Lithuania, Latvia and Poland are offering to mediate, but say sanctions may come if that … Read more Belarus protests: UN human rights chief condemns crackdown

Security Council meeting on pandemics & other topics – Daily Briefing (12 August 2020)

Daily Press Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the United Nations Secretary-General. Highlights: – SG/Security Council – SG/Climate Youth Advisory Board – Bolivia – Lebanon – Yemen – DRC – South Sudan – Mario Paciolla – World Youth Day Website of the Office of the Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General: https://www.un.org/sg/en/spokesperson

Pandemics and the challenges of sustaining peace – Security Council (12 August 2020)

Sustaining peace, both as a comprehensive process and a goal, is not an easy task for countries affected by, or emerging from, conflicts. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has magnified the challenge, particularly as countries have to respond to the immediate impacts of the crisis, often at great human and economic cost, while at the … Read more Pandemics and the challenges of sustaining peace – Security Council (12 August 2020)

Virtual briefing on the Humanitarian situation in Lebanon (10 August 2020)

The virtual event will provide an update on the humanitarian situation in light of the recent horrific explosions, the efforts of the United Nations and partners in support of the ongoing response and highlight gaps for urgently needed support. The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will deliver a keynote statement during the event, which will … Read more Virtual briefing on the Humanitarian situation in Lebanon (10 August 2020)

UN: COVID-19 ‘grave threat’ to the world’s Indigenous people

The coronavirus pandemic poses ”grave health threat” to the world’s Indigenous people, according to the United Nations. The UN says the pandemic emphasises the importance of indigenous peoples being allowed to exercise their right to self-determination, for their particular needs to be recognised. In Brazil, COVID-19 has killed hundreds of people in its vulnerable Indigenous … Read more UN: COVID-19 ‘grave threat’ to the world’s Indigenous people

Macron tells donor conference: ‘Lebanon’s future is at stake’

In opening remarks to an online donor conference he co-organised, Macron said the international response should be coordinated by the United Nations in Lebanon. But foreign governments are wary about writing blank cheques to a government perceived by its own people to be deeply corrupt and some are concerned about the influence of Iran through … Read more Macron tells donor conference: ‘Lebanon’s future is at stake’

Macron urges donors to ‘act quickly’ as he opens virtual conference on aid for Lebanon

French President Emmanuel Macron and the United Nations are co-hosting a virtual donors’ conference Sunday to solicit international aid for Lebanon, whose capital Beirut was devastated by explosions on Tuesday that left more than 150 people dead and a quarter of a million homeless.  Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: … Read more Macron urges donors to ‘act quickly’ as he opens virtual conference on aid for Lebanon

Nagasaki marks 75th anniversary of atomic bombing

The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of its destruction by a US atomic bomb, with its mayor and the head of the United Nations warning against a nuclear arms race. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: … Read more Nagasaki marks 75th anniversary of atomic bombing

Warning of humanitarian disaster in Lebanon after Beirut explosion – BBC News

The United Nations is warning of a humanitarian disaster in Lebanon, with widespread medicine and food shortages, after this week’s explosion in the capital, Beirut. 154 people are known to have died in the blast — thousands more were injured. More than 300,000 people are homeless. A number of hospitals have been damaged and the … Read more Warning of humanitarian disaster in Lebanon after Beirut explosion – BBC News

Live: Beirut grapples with deadly blast 黎巴嫩首都贝鲁特港口大爆炸

A view of #Beirut port as the Lebanese capital wakes for a third day after a deadly blast left over 145 people dead and thousands more injured. The United Nations is aiding the Lebanese government following the explosions in Beirut by releasing emergency funds. The Lebanese cabinet announced on Wednesday a two-week-long state of emergency … Read more Live: Beirut grapples with deadly blast 黎巴嫩首都贝鲁特港口大爆炸

“Forgotten Victims: the Nazi Genocide of the Roma and the Sinti” Exhibition opening

The exhibition draws upon The Wiener Holocaust Library’s collections of material on the genocide to uncover the story of this little-known aspect of Nazi persecution. Through the stories of the victims and survivors of the Nazi campaign against the Roma, the exhibition traces the history of persecution and mass murder at the hands of the … Read more “Forgotten Victims: the Nazi Genocide of the Roma and the Sinti” Exhibition opening