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UN warns of ‘urgent’ humanitarian situation as Boko Haram attacks spill over Nigeria border

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As the continuing violence in north-east Nigeria spills across the country’s borders and into neighbouring Chad, Cameroon and Niger, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) today sounded the alarm for the tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs) currently in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.

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UN and partners seek $30 million for flood response, recovery in Mozambique

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Posted by admin 105 days ago (http://www.un.org)
United Nations agencies joined the wider humanitarian community and non-governmental organizations in Mozambique to launch today a $30.1 million response and recovery proposal to meet the needs of more than 160,000 people affected by hard-hitting floods in the Zambézia Province of central Mozambique.

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Mali: UN launches probe into violent demonstration against peacekeepers in Gao

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Posted by admin 105 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations appointed a high-level team to conduct an Inquiry into the events of 27 January, when a violent demonstration against the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) resulted in the death and injury of protesters in the northern city of Gao.

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Ebola: UN health agency turns to foreign medical teams in last phase of combat against virus

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Posted by admin 105 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that it will huddle with medical teams from outside the Ebola-affected countries next week in Geneva to see how they can help in the last phases of the fight to bring the number of cases down to zero.

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Egypt: UN’s Ban welcomes release of detained journalists, urges fair trial

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Posted by admin 105 days ago (http://www.un.org)
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has applauded the decision by Egyptian authorities to release on bail the detained Al Jazeera journalists, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, bringing an end to their 400-day ordeal.

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UN deputy chief, top Sudan official meet in New York, discuss peace, security issues

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The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, has met with Ibrahim Ghandour, Deputy Chairman of Sudan’s National Congress Party, to discuss the National Dialogue called for by President Bashir of Sudan and ongoing efforts to end hostilities in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile.

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UN Economic, Social Council President urges action ‘now’ to bolster health systems in Ebola-hit counties

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Posted by admin 105 days ago (http://www.un.org)
In addition to lives lost and the socio-economic impact of the Ebola outbreak, the long-term impact on families – with at least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone losing one or both parents to the virus – further underscores the dire need to invest in better health care systems, Martin Sajdik, President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), has said.

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Security Council condemns Boko Haram attacks as deadly violence spreads to Nigeria&#39s neighbours

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Posted by admin 105 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations Security Council has condemned “in the strongest terms” the continued escalation of attacks perpetrated by Boko Haram terrorists, including deadly attacks during the past week which took the lives of many civilians in Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

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