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South Sudan: UN mission condemns Bentiu clashes, takes swift action to protect people The United Nations mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has condemned this morning's outbreak of violence in Bentiu which caused hundreds of people to seek shelter at the nearest airport.
UN News Centre | Aug 15, 2014 4:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN, humanitarian partners launch health plan in crisis-torn eastern Ukraine Conflict in eastern Ukraine, mainly in the areas in and around the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, has affected nearly four million people, including 156,000 internally displaced people, many of whom lack access to healthcare, a United Nations health offic
UN News Centre | Aug 15, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ban appoints Spanish national as head of UN support mission in Libya United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Mr. Bernardino León of Spain as his Special Representative for Libya.
UN News Centre | Aug 14, 2014 10:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
As Gaza ceasefire holds, UN humanitarian partners deliver life-saving aid, assess damage With the latest ceasefire in Gaza holding, United Nations humanitarian partners are delivering life-saving aid and surveying damaged areas to figure out what is urgently needed on the ground.
UN News Centre | Aug 14, 2014 8:26 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Ebola: UN health agency seeks to allay fears about air travel The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today sought to allay fears amid reports that airlines are suspending flights over the Ebola outbreak by sending out a social media messages with assurances that “unlike infections like influenza and tu
UN News Centre | Aug 14, 2014 6:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN-backed disaster resilience campaign tops 2,000 participating cities With the addition of Aguas da Prata, Brazil, two thousand cities worldwide are now enrolled in a United Nations global campaign engaging as many local governments as possible to take on the challenge of integrating disaster risk management into their deve
UN News Centre | Aug 14, 2014 5:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN declares Iraq 'Level 3 Emergency' to trigger more resources, speed up aid delivery The United Nations has designated its highest level emergency for the humanitarian crisis in Iraq, citing the scale and complexity of the situation, which is impacting tens of thousands of people that have been forcefully displaced by the armed group, Isl
UN News Centre | Aug 14, 2014 5:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In phone call with President, Ban expresses 'increasing concern' about Ukraine crisis Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has spoken with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, reiterating his urgent call to redouble political and diplomatic efforts towards a peaceful resolution in the crisis-torn country.
UN News Centre | Aug 14, 2014 4:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
DR Congo: UN envoy condemns murder of family in eastern town A senior United Nations official today condemned the murder of six members of the same family in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and urged those living in the town of Mutarule to practice restraint to avoid further escalation.
UN News Centre | Aug 14, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights experts urge halt to Sri Lanka's deportations of Pakistani asylum seekers United Nations human rights experts today expressed their grave concern over the detentions and forced deportations of Pakistani asylum seekers in Sri Lanka back to their homeland where violent attacks against religious minorities have spiked in recent ye
UN News Centre | Aug 14, 2014 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend