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Central African Republic: Security Council boosts UN mission presence as tensions continue

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The Security Council has agreed to boost the United Nations peacekeeping presence in the Central African Republic (CAR) amid the country's continuing instability and simmering sectarian tensions.

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Security Council renews DR Congo Mission, reduces troop numbers by 2,000

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The Security Council passed a resolution today renewing for 12 months the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and endorsing recommendations made in the Secretary-General’s report on the strategic review of the mission.

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UN envoy outlines progress in DR Congo from ‘shattered’ country to ‘proud nation’

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Posted by admin 12 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is unified with a “clear, shared and celebrated” identity, the top United Nations envoy there told the Security Council today, as he briefed on the latest developments in the vast African nation.

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UN officials say suffering in Nigeria ‘immense,’ warn of regional humanitarian crisis

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Posted by admin 12 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Amid ongoing fighting between Government forces and Boko Haram insurgents, the effects of the crisis in north-eastern Nigeria are increasingly reverberating across the region, two senior United Nations humanitarian officials said today, as they urged international donors to ramp up financial support for relief efforts.

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Guinea reports highest weekly Ebola case total so far this year, new UN data shows

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Posted by admin 12 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has reported the highest weekly number of Ebola cases in Guinea so far this year and noted that while transmission was confined to a narrow geographically contiguous arc straddling the capitals of Guinea and Sierra Leone, the population is highly mobile, thus creating a challenge “to prevent the seeding of new outbreaks.”

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Ebola-affected countries need to intensify routine immunization services – UN

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Posted by admin 11 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is appealing for the “urgent scaling up” of routine immunizations services and distribution of anti-malaria medicines in countries most affected by Ebola in West Africa to counter a growing risk of outbreaks of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable diseases.

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UN envoy says Libya on cusp of ‘decisive moment’ as parties resume peace talks

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Posted by admin 11 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Negotiations between Libyan parties are entering a “decisive round” as continued fighting and the menace of terrorism cast a sense of urgency to the United Nations-facilitated talks, a senior official for the Organization said today.

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New UN report highlights ‘terrifying’ impact of Ebola on nine million children

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Posted by admin 14 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Some nine million children have seen “death and suffering beyond their comprehension,” and protecting them and their communities is critical in the fight against Ebola in West Africa, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said in a report released today.

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