COVID-19: Inequalities widen for poorest young people in developing countries

COVID-19 could reverse important gains in education attainment and future life chances for young people in developing countries - particularly the poorest and most...

DR Congo: Lives and futures of three million children at risk, UNICEF warns

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on Friday, highlighted the dire situation of some three million displaced children in the Democratic Republic of the...

Conflict compounded by Covid-19 and climate change pushes millions in Tigray to the brink

The conflict in Tigray compounded by climate-fuelled locust infestations and coronavirus has left millions of people in desperate need of humanitarian aid yet access...

WHO chief warns against ‘catastrophic moral failure’ in COVID-19 vaccine access

A “me-first approach” to COVID-19 vaccines on the part of some countries and manufacturers is putting equitable access to these lifesaving treatments at risk,...

Step up action and adapt to ‘new climate reality’, UN environment report urges

Though countries have made progress in planning for climate change adaptation, there are significant financing shortfalls in getting them to the stage where they provide real...

Get COVID-19 vaccinations for ‘high-risk’ populations underway within 100 days worldwide, Tedros urges

There needs to be a “collective commitment” to get vaccinations underway worldwide for health workers and others who are at high risk of catching...

WHO chief begins 2021 with plea for ‘less politicking’ over health

In a race to “save lives, livelihoods and end this pandemic”, the head of the UN heath agency said on Tuesday that it was...

Pope critical of people going on holiday to escape Covid restrictions

Pope Francis has condemned people who had gone abroad on holiday to escape coronavirus lockdowns, saying they needed to show greater awareness of the...

The Manchester Charity Turning back the Tide in Yemen

n the days after the UN once again highlighted a Yemen on the brink of famine, the world’s eyes have turned to the work...

The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and Nestlé named top plastic polluters for the third year...

The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and Nestlé are ranked as the world’s top plastic polluters for the 3rd consecutive year according to Break Free From...