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UN mission condemns ISIL attacks in Sirte, urges Libyans to unite against terrorism

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Posted by admin 19 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Strongly condemning attacks in Sirte by the so-called Islamic State (Daesh), the United Nations Support Mission in Libya stressed today it is “high time” that Libyans agree a unity government to address the country's challenges and “join together to confront the scourge” of the group, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.

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Ban appoints experienced UN official as acting head of mission in Central African Republic

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Posted by admin 20 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Parfait Onanga-Anyanga of Gabon as his Acting Special Representative for the Central African Republic and Head of the United Nations stabilization mission in the country, known as MINUSCA.

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Month-long blockade of aid routes lifted in South Sudan, allowing UN to access conflict-torn areas

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Posted by admin 21 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations humanitarian wing has reported that the month-long restrictions on the movement of goods by air and river routes in South Sudan have been lifted, allowing delivery of aid supplies in crisis-torn Malakal, and has warned of a “dire situation” as fighting continues.

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UN agency assists Nigeria’s neighbours as escalating violence sparks waves of refugees

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Posted by admin 21 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations refugee agency today expressed concern about the escalating violence in and around Nigeria and its impact on the situation of Nigerian refugees in surrounding host countries, including a shrinking humanitarian space in which they can seek asylum.

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Mali: senior UN official urges sustained support for relief efforts amid ongoing crisis

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Posted by admin 21 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Food insecurity in Mali will only grow if national parties fail to commit to peace and stability in the country, the United Nations relief official dealing with Africa’s Sahel region warned today as he urged the international community to remain engaged with the country’s urgent humanitarian needs.

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South Sudan: UN health agency ramps up efforts to tackle cholera outbreak

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Posted by admin 21 days ago (http://www.un.org)
As the battle against cholera outbreak continues in South Sudan, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners are boosting assistance to help children and the most vulnerable prevent and reduce the spread of further cases.

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Libyan parties say ‘no alternative’ to peace outside UN-sponsored dialogue process

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Posted by admin 22 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The latest round of the United Nations-facilitated Libyan political dialogue has concluded in Geneva, with the different parties emphasizing the need to set aside partisan agendas and uphold the country’s higher national interests.

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At Security Council, top UN health officials spotlight role of emergency preparedness in Ebola fight

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Posted by admin 22 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The deadly Ebola outbreak which ravaged West Africa for more than a year has demonstrated the increasing importance of emergency preparedness both in Africa and across the world, said two senior United Nations health officials who noted that if the current intense focus on case detection and contact tracing is maintained, the virus could be “soundly defeated” by year’s end.

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