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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 newswire3UN and World Bank Sign New Partnership - Building resilience for the worlds most vulnerable people by reducing poverty, promoting shared prosperity, enhancing food security, and sustaining peace in crisis affected situations will be the focus of a new partnership framework agreed by the United Nations and World Bank.
SOP newswire3Mattis Praises Americas Security Partnership With Israel - The United States is steadfastly committed to Israels security, and appreciates its partnership with Israel in confronting regional and other threats, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said.
SOP newswire3Taliban Attack Targets Afghan Government Personnel - A Taliban attack on a mosque and a dining facility today at Camp Shaheen in Afghanistan has killed probably more than 50 friendly Afghan forces and civilians, a U.S. Central Command spokesman said here today.
SOP newswire3Mattis, Israeli Prime Minister Discuss Security Issues - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, speaking to reporters alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today in Jerusalem before a sit-down meeting, said the United States is committed to achieving peace in the Middle East.
SOP newswire3Security Council Condemns Latest DPRK Ballistic Missile Test - Strongly condemning the 15 April ballistic-missile launch conducted by the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, the United Nations Security Council today demanded that the country immediately cease further actions in violation of the UN bodys relevant resolutions and comply fully with its obligations under these resolutions.
SOP newswire3UNICEF Calls for Action to Prevent More Deaths in Central Mediterranean as Attempted Crossings Spike - Noting increases in number of migrants, including children, attempting to reach European shores using the Central Mediterranean route, and consequent rise in number of deaths, the United Nations Childrens Fund has called for safe and legal pathways for those who are fleeing conflict, poverty and depravation.
SOP newswire3UN Urges All Efforts be Made to Lower Tensions in Venezuela - The United Nations today expressed concern about the latest developments in Venezuela, calling on the Government and the opposition to address the countrys challenges for the benefit of the people.
Robert Paul ReyesIf You Love America You Will Celebrate 4/20 Every Day - 4/20 is America's unofficial holiday when workplace productivity grinds to a halt, everyone igrooves to Snoop Dogg and Cypress Hill, and supermarket shelves are empty of Doritos and Cheetos.
SOP newswire3Mattis Meets With Saudi Officials in Riyadh, Praises Kingdoms Leadership - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis spoke to reporters after meetings today in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, touching on the kingdoms leading role in regional security as well as on countering Iranian influence and negotiating peace in Yemen.
SOP newswire3Mattis Discusses Security Cooperation After Egypt Visit - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met today in Cairo with Egyptian officials and discussed security threats facing the North African nation and ways to boost bilateral security cooperation.
SOP newswire3North Korea Recklessly Tried to Provoke, Mattis Says - North Korea most recent unsuccessful missile launch is an attempt to provoke and underscores why the United States is working with the Chinese government to keep the Korean Peninsula nuclear free, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said today.
SOP newswire3Mattis Arrives in Saudi Arabia for Talks on Strengthening Strategic Ties - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis began a visit to Saudi Arabia today to discuss efforts to strengthen commitments to the U.S.-Saudi security partnership.
SOP newswire3UN Promotes Power of Youth to Preserve Cultural Heritage - Young people from around the world today joined United Nations staff and international dignitaries in Changsha, China, to show support for protecting and preserving the cultural heritage along the Silk Route.
SOP newswire3Scale of Civilians Fleeing Mosul Staggering - Noting that nearly half a million people have fled Mosul since the start of military operations to retake the city from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists, a senior United Nations humanitarian official in Iraq warned that the scale of the displacement has stretched relief efforts to their operational limits.
SOP newswire3Counter-ISIS Strikes Continue in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 23 strikes consisting of 75 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3Pence, Wife Pay Easter Visit to South Korea-Based Troops - Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, made an Easter Sunday holiday visit today to troops in U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea, where their message was one of gratitude for service members.
SOP newswire3Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria yesterday, conducting 33 strikes consisting of 105 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3Mike Pence Thanks U.S and South Korean Troops - Vice President Mike Pence spoke to U.S. and South Korean troops today and answered their questions at the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea, where he reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to its long-standing alliance with South Korea.
SOP newswire3UN: Human Rights Must be Protected in Turkey - Ahead of this Sundays plebiscite on proposed constitutional amendments in Turkey that would, among other things, empower the President alone to declare states of emergency and determine the measures to be taken, a group of United Nations human rights experts have reiterated that even under such circumstances, protection of human rights must not be compromised.
SOP newswire3 UN Condemns Attack on Evacuees in Syria - Condemning todays attack in Rasheedin, western Aleppo, Syria, on some 5,000 evacuees traveling from the besieged towns of Foah and Kefraya to Government-controlled areas, the United Nations has underlined the need to bring those responsible for the violent act to justice.
SOP newswire3Officials Release Details of Latest Strikes Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 12 strikes consisting of 55 engagements against ISIS targets yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3Mattis Trip to Make Stops in Middle East, Africa - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will embark April 17 on his fourth trip since becoming secretary. He will to reaffirm key U.S. military alliances, engage with strategic partners in the Middle East and Africa, and discuss cooperative efforts to counter destabilizing activities and defeat extremist terror organizations, according to a Defense Department news release.
SOP newswire3Russia Blocks Security Council Action on Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria - With a no vote from permanent member Russia, the United Nations Security Council today failed to adopt a resolution that would have condemned the reported use of chemical weapons in Syria and called on the Government to cooperate with an investigation into the incident.
SOP newswire3Extensive Destruction in Western Mosul - Using satellite imagery and local researches, the most recent evaluation confirms that western Mosul has undergone extensive destruction, far greater than in the east, according to a senior United Nations aid official in the country.
SOP newswire3Mattis, Turkish Counterpart Discuss Bilateral Military Relationship - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Işık discussed their nations bilateral defense relationship and the threats posed by terrorism during a meeting at the Pentagon today.
SOP newswire3Counter-ISIS Forces Make Gains in Raqqa, Mosul - Coalition and partner forces are edging toward victory in the campaign to defeat Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists in and around Raqqa.
SOP newswire3Mother of All Bombs Destroys Khorasan Group Stronghold in Afghanistan - U.S. Forces Afghanistan conducted a strike on an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-Khorasan tunnel complex in Achin district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan.
SOP newswire3Trump, Stoltenberg Discuss NATO Issues in Advance of May Summit - Following a White House meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg yesterday, President Donald J. Trump praised the alliances accomplishments, its partnership and its support in combating terrorism and confronting other pressing security challenges.
SOP newswire3Thousands Dying of Preventable Diseases in Yemen - Despite long-standing humanitarian access restrictions in Yemen, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in the country reported that he has been able to enter Taiz City where, amid some gains, he observed setbacks, particularly as regards the health sector.
SOP newswire3400,000 Civilians Trapped in Syria Ghouta - Voicing concern over the impact of deteriorating security and humanitarian situation on the lives some 400,000 people trapped in eastern Ghouta in Syria, a United Nations spokesperson today underlined the need to ensure that humanitarians have unrestricted access to the affected areas.
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