Afghanistan: UN welcomes three-day ceasefire announcement by Afghan government and Taliban during Eid al-Fitr

Country: Afghanistan
Source: UN News Service

The UN urges parties to respect the halt to fighting and urgently look to make it permanent. Intra-Afghan peace negotiations need to start. 'A reason to hope,' said the UNAMA chief.


World: Armed conflict displaces 660,000 since UN call for global ceasefire

Country: World
Source: Norwegian Refugee Council

Of the 661,000 internally displaced in 19 countries in two months, the highest number by far was in DRC, where clashes between armed groups and the military forced more than 480,000 people to flee.