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Despite insecurity, UN agency scales up assistance for thousands of families fleeing northern Nigeria

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Posted by admin 41 days ago (http://www.un.org)
With thousands of families being driven from their homes by the violence spreading through north-eastern Nigeria, United Nations agencies and their partners are providing humanitarian aid to those who have escaped and crossed the border into Cameroon.

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West Africa: UN envoy cites region’s daunting challenges, Boko Haram threat to Nigeria

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Posted by admin 44 days ago (http://www.un.org)
While countries in West Africa are trying to promote development and consolidate democracy, they continue to face daunting challenges such as transnational organized crime and growing terrorist activities, the top United Nations official in the region told the Security Council today, while also warning of the increasing threat the Boko Haram crisis poses to Nigeria.

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On independence anniversary, Ban calls for end to ‘man-made crisis’ in South Sudan

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Posted by admin 44 days ago (http://www.un.org)
On the occasion of the third anniversary of South Sudan’s independence, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on the country’s leaders to live up to the expectations of their people, lay down their arms and return immediately to negotiations to end the ongoing crisis.

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Escalating violence in Central African Republic threatens aid delivery – UN agency

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Posted by admin 44 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Warning about the deteriorating situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today that the violence there was threatening humanitarian assistance and creating major difficulties for relief workers in the field.

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Latest boat tragedy off Libya coast spotlights rising Mediterranean death toll – UN agency

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Posted by admin 44 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Search and rescue operations are ongoing for survivors following the latest boat accident in the Mediterranean, this one incident off the Libyan coast of Tripoli this past Sunday, according to the United Nations Refugee agency (UNHCR).

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UN envoy condemns Al-Shabaab attack on Somali presidential palace

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Posted by admin 43 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The top United Nations envoy in Somalia has condemned last night’s attack on the seat of the Federal Government in Mogadishu, the latest in a series of attacks by Al-Shabaab militants against the country’s political institutions.

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New fish drying method in Burundi improves lives for local communities, UN says

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Posted by admin 43 days ago (http://www.un.org)
It was a simple adjustment – drying fish on raised racks instead of the sand – but the United Nations food agency project in Burundi has cut fish waste by half, provided jobs for hundreds of families and sparked a surge in the prices for the small sardine-like ndagala.

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UN in Central African Republic condemns attack on civilians sheltering in church

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Posted by admin 43 days ago (http://www.un.org)
In what it termed a “brutal” attack, the United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR) today condemned the killing of dozens of displaced people at the site of Saint Joseph Cathedral and the Bishop's residence in Bambari.

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