The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today unveiled a new online portal to help countries monitor fires and protect property with data from satellites operated by the United States space agency NASA.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun a major round of feeding for 670,000 children under the age of two and their families in drought-stricken Niger, where as many as eight million people need assistance.
As of 30 July 2010, the Ministry of Health in Peru confirmed a total of 17 cases of plague in Ascope province of Department La Libertad. Of these, four are pneumonic plague, 12 are bubonic plague and one was septicemic plague, (all non-fatal). The onset of symptoms for the last reported case of…
A rise in insurgent attacks has led to a 31 per cent increase in the number of civilians killed in Afghanistan in the first six months of 2010 compared with the same period in 2009, the United Nations said in a new report released today.
An independent United Nations human rights expert today called on the international community to step up efforts to protect civilians in Somalia, where the world body is hoping to boost its presence in a bid to advance the peace process in the war-torn country.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed deep sadness today at the deaths and suffering caused by the wildfires that have been raging outside Moscow.
An estimated 1.68 million Zimbabweans still require agricultural assistance and food aid despite an improvement in the country's food production thanks to Government efforts and a $70 million international assistance programme for farmers in the Southern African nation, United Nations agencies…
The United Nations health agency today declared an end to the H1N1 pandemic but urged continued vigilance, cautioning that pandemics, like the viruses that cause them, are unpredictable.
Five United Nations humanitarian agencies are rushing medical supplies and other materials to northern Cameroon, where the country's worst outbreak of cholera in six years has already claimed at least 155 lives.
Weather permitting, the Department of Environmental Protection and the Delaware County Intercommunity Health Coordination will apply treatments the evening of Thursday, Aug. 12, in portions of Lansdowne, ...