A new report's evidence of threats and retaliation extends to 12 of the U.N. Human Rights Council's 47 member nations.
'Extremely high water stress' afflicts 83% of the population in the Middle East and North Africa and 74% in South Asia.
The ship-to-ship transfer extracted as much of the 1.14 million barrels of oil as possible, leaving under 2% aboard.
Without U.N. intervention, the tanker could have released as much as four times the oil spilled by the Exxon Valdez in 1989.
Syrian President Bashar Assad, formerly ostracized by most Arab nations, was warmly readmitted to the Arab League.
The fighting that broke out last month caused the ranks of those who need humanitarian aid and protection to swell to 24.6 million, or slightly more than half of Sudan's 49 million.
The deal brokered by U.N. and Red Cross officials between Yemen's Saudi-backed government and Iran-backed Houthi rebels is the first major prisoner swap in almost three years.
The stranded supertanker FSO Safer has been moored off the coast of Yemen – toward the end of a pipeline to the oil and gas fields near Marib city – and nearly sank in 2020.
The U.N. emergency relief coordinator's office set a US$4.3 billion target to help people suffering in the war-torn nation.