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South Sudan: harassment of staff draws concern of UN mission

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Posted by admin 143 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Amid growing humanitarian aid needs and despite recent assurances from the Government, the United Nations mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) continues to report increasingly difficult working conditions due to movement restrictions and other harassments against its personnel and partners.

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At Brussels conference, Ban spotlights crisis in Central African Republic

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Posted by admin 142 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Stating that the world failed to stop the Central African Republic's slide "into a grave political, economic and humanitarian crisis," United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged African and European leaders meeting in Brussels to act quickly to end the killing, protect civilians and prevent further sectarian strife, including through the deployment of a UN peacekeeping force.

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Central African Republic: amid rising violence, Ban says perpetrators will be held accountable

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Posted by admin 144 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced concern at the latest upsurge in violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), and reminded all those involved that they will be held accountable for their actions and brought to justice.

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Feature: Drawing down - the end of UN Peace Operations in Sierra Leone

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Posted by admin 144 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Our two white UN vehicles are carefully moving down the dusty and bumpy road between Kenema and Koindu in the Eastern Province of Sierra Leone. We pass dozens of burnt, abandoned ruins of what were once sturdy brick and stone homes, some with hundreds of bullet holes in their walls - eerie remnants of Sierra Leone's brutal civil war that started in this very spot. About 1,200 of the former warlor

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Central African Republic marked by rising hatred, violence and trauma - UN officials

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Posted by admin 147 days ago (http://www.un.org)
One year after rebels seized power in the Central African Republic (CAR), the situation in the country is marked by rising hatred between communities, deteriorating security and humanitarian conditions, and increasing fear and trauma among the population, United Nations relief officials warned today.

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DR Congo: Security Council extends UN mission, intervention force for one year

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Posted by admin 147 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The Security Council today extended for one year the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) - along with its Intervention Brigade - noting the need for the Mission to strengthen its support so the Congolese Government can address security challenges in line with the aims of a regional peace and security accord.

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Kenya urged to reconsider measure ordering all refugees back to camps - UN agency

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Posted by admin 147 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations refugee agency today denounced as "scapegoating" the Kenyan Government's decision earlier this week to order some 50,000 refugees, believed to be mostly Somalis, to report to two camps after a recent upsurge in violence in the region.

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UN announces first countries set to benefit from African-led food security fund

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Posted by admin 147 days ago (http://www.un.org)
A unique, Africa-led United Nations-backed fund designed to improve food security across the continent has become a reality for the first six countries slated to benefit from the initiative.

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