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UN human rights office deeply alarmed at mass imposition of death penalty in Egypt

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Posted by admin 28 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations human rights office said today it is deeply alarmed by the imposition of the death penalty against 529 people in Egypt on Monday after a "cursory" mass trial in which the majority of defendants were not present in court.

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UN officials appeal for urgent funding for relief operations in Sudan and South Sudan

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Posted by admin 28 days ago (http://www.un.org)
With the humanitarian situation in Sudan deteriorating and neighbouring South Sudan "imploding," United Nations relief officials today appealed to donors to urgently fund life-saving activities in the two countries, both of which are in desperate need of assistance.

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African Union-UN mission protects civilians displaced by latest Darfur attacks

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Posted by admin 29 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Sudan's Darfur region is providing protection to thousands of people who sought refuge at its bases in Korma and Khor Abeche following violent attacks by armed assailants in the past several days.

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UN agency shocked, saddened at drowning of Congolese refugees in western Uganda

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Posted by admin 29 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations refugee agency said today it was shocked and saddened by the deaths of scores of refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including children, who drowned when the boat carrying them back home from western Uganda capsized.

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UN agency calls for concrete measures to end hunger in Africa by 2025

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Posted by admin 29 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warns today that despite notable recent economic progress, Africa remains the world's most food insecure continent and calls on all African agriculture ministers to focus their investments and support efforts on smallholder farmers, including youth and women.

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Somalia: UN envoy condemns recent outbreaks of deadly violence in Baidoa

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Posted by admin 29 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The top United Nations official in Somalia has condemned the brutal killing of eight local elders in the Bay region of Somalia, as well as the violence that erupted in the city of Baidoa between supporters of different state formation initiatives, and called on all parties to show restraint in order to de-escalate the tensions.

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Competition for resources sparks friction between refugees, locals in South Sudan - UN

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Posted by admin 32 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Amid tit-for-tat attacks between locals and refugees sparked by food shortages in an area of South Sudan's volatile Upper Nile state, the United Nations refugee agency said today that it is gravely concerned about new tensions rising in the region.

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Central African Republic: sexual violence is constant threat, UN envoy warns

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Posted by admin 32 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Despite some improvement in the security situation of the Central African Republic (CAR) - especially in the capital, Bangui - conditions remain grave for civilians and sexual violence continues to be used by all parties during attacks, particularly against women and children, a United Nations envoy discovered during a recent trip to the country.

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