The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization established after World War II in 1945 to promote international cooperation and maintain international security.
The UN has 193 members and its headquarters are in New York City. Its objectives also include promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment and humanitarian aid. It is financed through contributions from its member states.
Fighting has intensified again in the Central African Republic where more than one million people have been displaced due to warring militias. According to the United Nations, over 2.5 million people are in dire need of assistance — they lack access to clean water and food. Jürgen Schneider went to a refugee camp on the outskirts of Kaga Bandoro in the country's north.
Following President Donald Trump's move to cut aid to the UN agency for Palestinians, 11 nations have rushed to deliver their funds early. The agency appealed for $800 million to provide aid to Palestinian refugees.