Iceland Donates U$300,000 to sustain hygiene in Uganda schools.

Updated at 0520 on Tuesday, March 21, 2022 The Government of the Republic of Iceland has donated to UNICEF up to $300,000 (about Shs1.07 billion) to get critical hand washing facilities and supply it to 600 primary and secondary schools across the country in a move aimed at maintaining hygiene in schools. Provision of safe…

WFP, UN Agency says Almost 40% of Tigrayans suffer ‘extreme lack of food’

HICGI News Agency – Updated at 0721 EAT on Saturday 29th Jan 2022 Almost 40 percent of people in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region are suffering “an extreme lack of food” following 15 months of fighting, the World Food Programme (WFP) has said, also sounding the alarm about rising hunger in neighbouring Amhara and Afar regions….

UN investigating alleged killings by CAR forces, Russia mercenaries

UN official says the body is investigating the incident involving CAR troops and ‘other security personnel’. Updated at 1359 EAT on Saturday 22 Jan 2022 The United Nations is investigating the alleged killing of dozens of people in the Central African Republic last week by CAR forces and mercenaries with the Russian private military company…

United Nations raises alarm over ‘continuing’ expulsions of asylum seekers from Libya

Updated at 1058 GMT on Monday 13th Dec 2021 – HICGI News Agency Speaking to journalists in Geneva, Spokesperson Rupert Colville, pointed out a “continuing series” of expulsions, including two large groups of Sudanese over the past month, and another group of 24 Eritreans, apparently at imminent risk of similar treatment.  According to a team on the ground, on Monday a group of 18 Sudanese…

UN Boss calls for nuclear weapons-free Middle East  

Updated at 2220 GMT on Tuesday 30 November 2021 NEW YORK UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeSecretary-General António Guterres addresses the Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction.     The UN Secretary-General on Monday called on all Middle East States to transform the vision of a region with no nuclear weapons, or other weapons…

UN staff detained in Ethiopia’s capital.

By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 0836 EAT on 10 November 2021. The United Nations has said 16 of its Ethiopian staff have been detained in the country’s capital, Addis Ababa, with six others having been released. Speaking to reporters in New York on Tuesday, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said the world body was “actively…

Young people take the lead to tackle climate change and protect their environment in Iraq; UNICEF & UNV on International Youth Day 2021

 Updated at 1859 GMT on Thur 12 Aug 2021 By HICGI News Agency BAGHDAD-The 12th of August marks the International Youth Day every year, a day to celebrate and mainstream young peoples’ voices, actions, and initiatives, as well as their meaningful, universal, and equitable engagement. This year’s theme, “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human…

UN Publishes HTP Statement

By HICGI News Agency New York Updated at 1021 GMT on 09th July 2021 The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has received several statements from international Organisations with Consultative Status with United and are being circulated in accordance with paragraphs 30 and 31 of Economic and Social Council resolution 1996/31 Heal the Planet Global Organisation…