Mass Graves

17 February 2009 – United Nations experts have been sent to the scene of recent fighting between Government forces and armed groups in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region, where local residents showed them mass graves in which they said they had buried 45 people, while many others were still unaccounted for. (Read More)

Chad demands removal of Sudanese refugees, or it will move them

N'DJAMENA, CHAD: Chad's prime minister demanded the international community remove hundreds of thousands of Darfur refugees from the country, ...
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U.N. says 'terrified' refugees flee Sudan's Darfur

GENEVA: UNHCR says it's scrambling to get aid to thousands of stranded villagers fleeing Sudan's Darfur region to neighboring Chad. (read more)

Jolie In Iraq For UN Refugee Mission

BAGHDAD: Angelina Jolie brought her star power to Baghdad Thursday on a mission as a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador to highlight the plight of Iraqi refugees. The actress said there needs to be a more coherent plan...(read more)

Jolie talks exclusively to CNN's Arwa Damon about efforts to deal with displaced Iraqis.

Water Shortages Are Increasingly Driving Conflicts

NEW YORK: Many of today's conflicts around the world are being fuelled or exacerbated by water shortages and climate change is only making the situation worse, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the General Assembly today. (read more)

All That Remains of One Kenyan School

RIFT VALLEY, KENYA: A BBC photo essay of the Fadhili Academy (view images)

George Clooney Named UN Messenger of Peace

NEW YORK: George Clooney has been designated by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, to raise awareness of the world body’s peacekeeping efforts. Mr. Clooney, who will join eight other internationally renowned individuals as...(read more)