World News in Brief: Emergency funds for Sudan refugees, democracy prevails in Guatemala, climate change in Iraq

Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, has allocated $10 million from the UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support men, women and children fleeing the conflict between rival militaries in Sudan, across the border into neighbouring South Sudan.

Troubled year in store for the world’s children: UNICEF report

Globally in 2024, children are likely to see increased exposure to violence and war, and economic hardship, says the UN children’s agency (UNICEF), in a flagship study released on Monday.

UN chief reiterates Gaza ceasefire call, condemns ‘collective punishment’ of Palestinians

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has emphasized the imperative of establishing “basic conditions” to facilitate safe and full-scale aid delivery to civilians in Gaza while stressing that only a ceasefire will prevent the crisis from escalating.