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Surge in Central African Republic violence hinders relief work, UN agency reports

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The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has expressed alarm at the recent outbreak of violence in parts of the Central African Republic’s capital Bangui, targeting civilians, humanitarian workers and UN peacekeepers.

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One million Somalis at risk of starvation, UN envoy warns, briefing Security Council

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The United Nations envoy in Somalia warned today that despite some political and security gains, the humanitarian situation in the long-troubled country has deteriorated, with more than three million people now in need of assistance, including over one million Somalis who do not have enough to eat.

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Security Council extends UN peacekeeping force in Abyei through February 2015

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The Security Council today extended the United Nations peacekeeping force in Abyei – a resource-rich area contested by Sudan and South Sudan – as part of the Organization’s ongoing efforts to maintain peace and protect civilians there.

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In race against time, Member States must increase efforts to stop Ebola outbreak – UN official

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The Ebola outbreak is “winning the race” against attempts to contain it, the head of the United Nations mission working to stop the deadly virus warned the Security Council today as he urged the international community to help expand on-the-ground efforts across the affected nations in West Africa.

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Kicking off ‘Africa Week’ at Headquarters, UN officials call for integrated, peaceful continent

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While many African countries and communities have made great progress in peace and security, human rights, good governance and the rule of law, more remains to be done, several senior United Nations said during a high-level panel discussion assessing the continent’s development.

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South Sudan: UN envoy, Government agree on steps to tackle widespread sexual violence

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Back from her first visit to South Sudan, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Mrs. Zainab Hawa Bangura warned today that sexual violence is a consistent characteristic of the conflict there, and is being perpetrated by all the parties.

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Strong community engagement, activism key to defeating Ebola in West Africa – UN official

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Community engagement and activism are critical in Sierra Leone’s ongoing battle against the spread of Ebola, a United Nations official declared today, adding that only with the support of the local population could the country and the wider region of West Africa defeat the economic and health crises caused by the deadly virus.

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Somalia: amid unstable security, UN warns of growing humanitarian crisis

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The top United Nations official in Somalia today condemned the car bombing which left an estimated 13 people dead and many more injured in Mogadishu, the capital, amid a precarious humanitarian situation in the rest of the country.

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