"The the news in brief from the United Nations a group of migrant boats stranded at sea was rescued off the Spanish coast on Thursday, at least twenty five people are believed to be dead or missing, including a pregnant woman the UN refugee agency UNHCR's reported briefing reporters in Geneva on Friday spokesperson, Elizabeth Russell said that on one of the six vessels found adrift in the straits of Gibraltar in the western Mediterranean Sea thirty three people had been rescued, but twelve a died in a further twelve were missing on another of the boats. Fifty seven people had been on board, including one that had already died by the time of the rescue. The SEL said that among the survivors was a mother and her two year old child who was evacuated by helicopter after the goal was found to be suffering from hypothermia betrothal added that many of the survivors are being held at detention centers at the port of Ameria in Spain on implementing partner is is that to provide the people with information and support and to help any potential protection and other needs, and of course, to promote access to asylum posts. For those who may need it. The UN's humanitarian coordination of his ocher said on Friday that it was very concerned by a continuing drought across northeast Syria, which combined with years of brutal war could severely impact. Millions while the food security situations improved in many parts of Syria in the past year. Some five point five million people are still food insecure. Need help more than ninety percent of household spend half or more than monthly income on food Masud, many buildings damaged infrastructure. In ruins drought is having a devastating effect on malnourished families who can't find enough to eat or sufficient shelter during the winter months. More details from UN spokesperson Steph Angelique this year has been the lowest wheat and barley production in Syria since nineteen eighty nine the UN, and it's you manitain partners of providing assistance to drought-affected communities in the northeast, including seats for winter crops agricultural support mechanism and technical training. An attack on a ceasefire monitoring and transitional security team set up by the Africa. In regional body. I get to help keep the latest sand Sudan peace deal. On track has been condemned by the UN mission in the world youngest country on miss on miss that four members of the team or assaulted by government forces on the eighteenth of December in the Lurie area of central Equatoria state. His UN spokesperson Steph Angie week again. The mission notes of the monitoring verification team members and their support personnel were merely discharging their mandate in support of the revitalized agreement on the resolution of the conflict in the Republic of south Sudan, the mission urges the immediate commencement of investigations. In order for the perpetrators should be held to account. Domitian also urges the parties to revitalize agreement to adhere to the commitments outlined into ensure that all their forces or where and comply with the tenets of the agreement. Matt wells, U N news."