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$350 Million Pledged for Refugees in Uganda

A Solidarity Summit for refugees hosted by Uganda has raised some $358 million in pledges, the United Nations announced today.

SOP newswire3Strikes Hit ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3South Sudan: 100,000 People Trapped in Yei - Urgent humanitarian assistance is needed for some 100,000 people trapped in the South Sudanese town of Yei, where the security situation deteriorated rapidly after renewed conflict broke out in Juba, the capital, in early July, the United Nations refugee agency warned today.
SOP newswire3Ban urges Diplomacy by India and Pakistan to De-escalate Tensions - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deeply concerned over the significant increase in tensions between India and Pakistan.
SOP newswire3Fewer Than 30 Doctors Left in War-torn Aleppo - There are now less than 30 doctors working in Aleppo city, down from 35 several days ago, a senior official of the United Nations health agency said today, highlighting the deteriorating healthcare capacity in the war-battered area.
SOP newswire3UN: Treaties Against Human Trafficking Key to Fighting Scourge - Human trafficking generally follows the overall migratory flows, a senior UN anti-crime official said today, urging States to back the Trafficking in Persons Protocol and other international tools to address the evolving and complex situation.
SOP newswire3UN Appeals for Urgent Funding for North Korea Following Typhon - The United Nations humanitarian wing has said that more than $28 million in funding is urgently needed to provide immediate assistance to the 600,000 people in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea affected by Typhoon Lionrock.
SOP newswire3UN: Syria is Bleeding - In an impassioned appeal to the Security Council, the top United Nations relief official today called on the global body`s primary organ for maintenance of peace and security to act immediately to end the bloodshed in Syria so that humanitarian assistance is able to reach those who desperately need it.
SOP newswire3Afghanistan: UN Condemns Killing of 15 Civilians in Airstrike - The United Nations mission in Afghanistan has condemned the killing of at least 15 civilian men and the injuring of at least 13 others, including at least one boy, in an airstrike targeting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
SOP newswire3Coalition Shapes Mosul Fight by Removing ISIL Leaders From Battlefield - The coalition supporting the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is helping to shape the Iraqi security forces` upcoming battle for Mosul, Iraq, by targeting and removing ISIL leaders from the battlefield, the Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman said today
SOP newswire3Two Strikes in Yemen Kill 4 Terrorists - The U.S. military successfully struck two al-Qaida targets in central Yemen in the past week, killing four al-Qaida operatives.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter: 600 Troops to Deploy to Enable Iraqis to Retake Mosul From ISIL - About 600 American troops will be deployed to Iraq to further enable local security forces as they prepare to retake the key Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today.
SOP newswire3UN Seeks to Improve Working Conditions in Global Garment Factories - A new study has found that a United Nations-backed programme aiming to promote competitiveness and improve the working conditions of more than one million workers in garment factories across seven developing countries has shown significant gains in both quality of life for workers and profitability for businesses.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Killing of Mexican Community Radio Host - The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today expressed indignation at the killing of community radio host Agustin Pavia Pavia in the Mexican state of Oaxaca on 13 September.
SOP newswire3Uptick in Violence in Syria; ISIL Knows No Boundaries - The Defense Department has no reason to doubt reports that Russia and Syria are responsible for a deadly attack on an aid convoy near the Syrian city of Aleppo, the Pentagon's press operations chief said here today.
SOP newswire3Ban Urges Implementation of Peace Agreement to Resolve Instability in Mali - The promotion of peace and stability in Mali is crucial to its people, for the region and for the world.
SOP newswire3 UN Chief Commends Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot Leaders on Remarkable Progress - The Secretary-General said he commended both leaders for their remarkable efforts to date, and for the progress achieved.
SOP newswire3UN Appeals for Russia and US Cooperation to Pull Syria Away from the Brink - The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria today strongly appealed to the Security Council " particularly permanent members Russia and the United States " to rescue a recently collapsed cessation of hostilities.
SOP newswire3UN Unveils Data Partnership with Twitter in Support of Global Goals - The United Nations Global Pulse initiative today announced a partnership with Twitter that will provide the UN with access to the platform`s data tools to support efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by world leaders last year.
SOP newswire3Ban Condemns Bombing of Aleppo - The Secretary-General is appalled by the chilling military escalation in the city of Aleppo, which is facing the most sustained and intense bombardment since the start of the Syrian conflict.
SOP newswire3Military Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3Afghan Security Forces Growing to Take Over Mission - The Resolute Support mission to train, advise and assist Afghan security forces is producing tangible results, Army Gen. John W. Mick Nicholson Jr., commander of the Resolute Support mission and U.S. Forces Afghanistan told reporters at the Pentagon here today.
SOP newswire3Coalition Continues Counter-ISIL Progress Across Iraq, Syria - Counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces continue their progress against the terror group throughout Iraq and Syria, Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Air Force Col. John Dorrian said today.
SOP newswire3Coalition Has Momentum to End ISIL`s Hold in Iraq, Syria, Dunford Says - The coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has the momentum to end the terror group`s hold in Iraq and Syria, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.
SOP newswire3Security Council Adopts Resolution on Countering Terrorist Threats to Civil Aviation - The global aviation system is of vital importance to economic development and prosperity, and all States must strengthen, both individually and collectively, aviation security measures, in order to secure a stable and peaceful global environment, the United Nations Security Council declared today.
SOP newswire3U.S., Russian Defense Officials Continue Dialogue on Syrian Airspace - Defense Department officials today participated in a third video conference with their Russian counterparts to discuss the safety of flight in Syria, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.
SOP newswire3Globalization is a Fact of Life Says Austrian Minister in UN General Assembly Speech - Globalization has brought enormous benefits to humankind.
SOP newswire3Security Council Now Has No Higher Responsibility Than Backing Political Path in Syria - Ban Ki-moon called on the Security Council to support his Special Envoy in working on convening formal talks seeking to resolve the Syria conflict and developing proposals for future talks.
SOP newswire3Ban Calls for Continued Efforts to Secure Equal Rights for LGBT Community - Ban Ki-moon urged the international community to continue working for equal rights and fair treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, reiterating the UN`s commitment to securing their human rights.
SOP newswire3UN Condemn Attacks Against Aid Convoy and Warehouse in Rural Aleppo - Top United Nations officials have condemned attacks last night against a UN/Syrian Arab Red Crescent aid convoy.
SOP newswire3'Noose Tightening' in Battle to Retake Mosul, Dunford Says - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said he expects Iraqi forces to be successful in their assault to retake Mosul and deliver a sharp blow to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
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