Britain's Prince Harry visits the UNICEF Operations Center in New York
Britain's Prince Harry is briefed by UNICEF Office of Emergency Programme Operations Center watch officer, June Toda, while touring UNICEF during his visit to New York on June 26, 2010. UPI/Lucas Jackson/Pool
U.N. agencies Wednesday demanded an immediate halt to fighting between the Yemeni army and tribal factions in the southern city of Taiz.
The next government in the Democratic Republic of Congo will only be able to usher in a new era if it does more to protect its children, an activist said.
The drought in the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu, which declared a state of emergency because of a shortage of fresh water, is likely to last until January.
An effort to help U.S. hospitals better support mothers in breastfeeding their babies has been awarded $6 million from the federal government, advocates say.
While all parties in Yemen are expected to refrain from further violence, Washington is hopeful transition efforts will bear fruit, the State Department said.
The world's annual mortality rate for children 5 years old or younger fell sharply to 7.6 million last year from over 12 million in 1990, U.N. figures show.
A message purported to be from fugitive Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi said his forces are prepared to fight "a long, drawn-out war" against rebel troops.
UNICEF is working in war-torn Libya to make up for a water shortage, which the aid agency said could lead to serious health problems if it continues.
A free trade agreement between Canada and Colombia will go into effect Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced in Bogota Wednesday.
Famine relief efforts in Somalia are hampered more by delays in procuring food and funds than by militants banning access to certain areas, organizers said.