UN health agency aims to save millions of lives by ‘elimination’ of trans-fatty acids from global food chain

Industrially-produced trans-fats may give food a longer shelf life, but each year they also lead to the death of more than 500,000 people from cardiovascular and heart disease, according to the United Nations health agency. https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2018/05/1009652

More than half a million have fled Ukraine, UN refugee agency reports

28 Feb 2022

Fighting in Ukraine has so far pushed more than 500,000 people across the country's borders, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, reported on Monday. 


1.5 million now homeless in Türkiye after quake disaster, warn UN development experts

21 Feb 2023

As the death toll from the 6 February earthquake disaster topped 41,000 in Türkiye, UN development experts said on Tuesday that 1.5 million people have been made homeless in the south of the country, where at least 500,000 new homes will need to be built. 


Nigeria: New UN resilience project paves ‘pathway to peace and sustainable development’

14 Jul 2022

Over 500,000 conflict-affected people in northeast Nigeria will be tossed “a lifeline,” thanks to a new UN humanitarian and development package, launched on Thursday.