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World Humanitarian Day: UN honours sacrifices, celebrates spirit of aid workers The United Nations is marking World Humanitarian Day today by paying tribute to aid workers who carry out life-saving activities around the world, often in dangerous and difficult circumstances, while celebrating the spirit of humanitarian work worldwide.
UN News Centre | Aug 19, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Mali: Security Council condemns recent deadly suicide attack on UN base The Security Council today condemned in the strongest terms Saturday's suicide attack on a United Nations base in Ber, Mali, that killed two UN Burkinabe peacekeepers and injured seven others.
UN News Centre | Aug 18, 2014 11:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN humanitarian agencies scaling up efforts as Iraq's displacement crisis deepens Amidst an expanding displacement crisis in Iraq, several United Nations humanitarian organizations are scaling up efforts to get food and water to people fleeing attacks by the Islamic State (IS).
UN News Centre | Aug 18, 2014 10:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ebola: UN health agency requests exit screening of travellers leaving affected countries The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today said any persons with an illness consistent with Ebola should not be allowed to travel by air, sea or land from affected countries unless it is part of a medical evacuation, as it also expressed con
UN News Centre | Aug 18, 2014 10:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
FEATURE: Meeting Malala gives boost to creators of #GirlWithABook project On October 11, 2012, two days after then 14-year-old Malala Yousafzai survived an assassination attempt on her way home from school in Pakistan, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the world that the abhorrent and cowardly attack exposed wha
UN News Centre | Aug 18, 2014 9:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Top UN envoy pledges to step up support for peace, progress in Somaliland The top United Nations envoy in Somalia today pledged to step up the world body's support for peace and progress in Somaliland during a visit to the region, which declared itself independent in 1991.
UN News Centre | Aug 18, 2014 8:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban 'deeply disturbed' by reported attack on refugee convoy in eastern Ukraine Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is deeply disturbed by today's alarming reports regarding an attack on a column of internally displaced persons (IDPs) attempting to leave the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine.
UN News Centre | Aug 18, 2014 8:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Amid Missouri protests, Ban urges restraint, respect for right to peaceful assembly As protests intensify over the killing of an American teenager in Missouri, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged all parties to exercise restraint and for authorities to respect the right to peaceful assembly.
UN News Centre | Aug 18, 2014 8:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Middle East: UN envoy urges parties to break 'deadlock of violence and retaliation' With the latest Gaza ceasefire due to expire at midnight, the United Nations special envoy for the Middle East urged all parties to reach an understanding on a durable truce which addresses underlying issues and breaks the deadlock of violence and retalia
UN News Centre | Aug 18, 2014 6:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Cross-border aid reaches civilians displaced by ongoing violence in Libya — UN The United Nations refugee agency said today it has, for the first time, begun sending aid into western Libya from Tunisia to help some of the tens of thousands of people displaced by weeks of fighting in Tripoli.
UN News Centre | Aug 18, 2014 6:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend