United Nations »

PRESS RELEASE: IRIN humanitarian news service to spin off from the UN

PRESS RELEASE: IRIN humanitarian news service to spin off from the UN

carolyn.simon@hrc.org November 20, 2014 0

GENEVA 20 November 2014 (IRIN) - After nearly 20 years as part of the United Nations, the humanitarian news service IRIN is spinning off to become an independent non-profit media venture, with the

Read More »
South Sudan’s deteriorating humanitarian situation

South Sudan’s deteriorating humanitarian situation

carolyn.simon@hrc.org December 27, 2013 0

KAMPALA 27 December 2013 (IRIN) - As fighting continues across South Sudan, the United Nations is reporting that some 1,000 people may have been killed,while aid agencies estimate that in a worst-case scenario,

Read More »
Call for humanitarian access after clashes in North Darfur

Call for humanitarian access after clashes in North Darfur

February 8, 2013 0

KHARTOUM 08 February 2013 (IRIN) - The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is calling for better access to tens of thousands of people displaced by recent inter-tribal fighting in gold-mining areas

Read More »
HEALTH: Developing countries experiencing increased mercury emissions – report

HEALTH: Developing countries experiencing increased mercury emissions – report

dan.rafter@hrc.org January 10, 2013 0

NAIROBI 10 January 2013 (IRIN) - Developing nations are grappling with a rise in mercury emissions that pose a serious health risk to their populations, according to a new study by the United

Read More »