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Heavy rains, ongoing violence push South Sudan towards &#39hunger catastrophe&#39, warns UN agency

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Posted by admin 167 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Already working hard to get supplies to people in South Sudan cut off by flooded roads, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that the rains, as well as the ongoing fighting, are pushing the country towards a “hunger catastrophe”.

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Security Council, UN envoy ‘appalled’ at murder of Somali parliament member

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Posted by admin 169 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The Security Council and the head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) have condemned the killing today in Mogadishu of parliamentarian Mohamed Mohamud ‘Hayd’.

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Number of South Sudanese sheltering at UN bases to remain high in coming months

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Posted by admin 169 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said today that the number of conflict-displaced persons sheltering at its bases is likely to remain high over the coming months in light of insecurity and the projected worsening of the food security situation

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Ban announces review of probes related to UN-African Union Darfur peacekeepers

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Posted by admin 170 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Concerned by recent allegations against the United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan’s Darfur region, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a review of related investigations and reviews over the last two years to determine what, if any, corrective action needs to be taken.

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‘Leave no stone unturned’ to halt Ebola’s rapid spread in West Africa, urges UN agency

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Posted by admin 170 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Urging health authorities in West African countries affected by the largest Ebola outbreak in history to “leave no stone unturned” in their efforts to contain the spread of the deadly virus, a United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) official today underscored the critical need to engage community, religious and opinion leaders in the region to be at the forefront of the response.

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Urgent efforts needed to avert further crises in Somalia, Yemen – UN relief officials

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Posted by admin 170 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Urgent action is needed to prevent a worsening of the humanitarian crises in both Somalia and Yemen, senior United Nations relief officials warned today, as they urged donors to help them step up their response as well as to consolidate the recent gains made in both countries.

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Burundi: curbs on free expression ahead of elections draw concern of senior UN rights official

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Posted by admin 175 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Expressing deep concern about growing restrictions on freedom of expression in Burundi, a senior United Nations rights official today called on the authorities there to ensure that human rights are fully protected ahead of next year’s presidential elections.

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Renewed Central African Republic fighting displaces thousands of civilians – UN

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Posted by admin 175 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Thousands of people are fleeing new violence and reprisal attacks in and around the town of Bambari in Central African Republic (CAR) that have already left at least 45 people dead and scores more wounded, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.

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