Monthly Archives: August 2018

Guinea-Bissau: Upcoming elections vital to prevent ‘relapse’ into instability, says UN envoy

30 August 2018 Peace and Security Highlighting the importance of the upcoming legislative elections in Guinea-Bissau, the top United Nations official in the country reiterated the importance of “far-reaching” reforms to prevent a relapse into political and institutional instability. José … Continue reading

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Impressive African health gains at risk from changing trends: WHO report

30 August 2018 Health Life expectancy across Africa has improved significantly, says a new United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) report released on Thursday, but national health systems must be improved to ensure that services get to the people who … Continue reading

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UN food relief agency airlifts aid to DR Congo province hit by Ebola outbreak

30 August 2018 Humanitarian Aid Emergency food aid is being delivered to people affected by the Ebola virus in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Food Programme (WFP) reported on Thursday. The UN … Continue reading

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UN envoy says he ‘is ready to go to Idlib’ to help ensure civilian safety amid rising fears of government offensive

30 August 2018 Humanitarian Aid A massive military escalation by the Government of Syria to retake Idlib risks a “worst case scenario”, United Nations negotiator Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday. Speaking to journalists in Geneva, the UN Special Envoy … Continue reading

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Security Council extends mandate of UN Interim Force in Lebanon for a year

30 August 2018 Peace and Security In a unanimous action, the United Nations Security Council extended the mandate of the Organization’s peacekeeping mission in Lebanon until 31 August next year. Adopting resolution 2433 (2018), on Thursday, the 15-member Security Council … Continue reading

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UN rights office calls for action to end ‘repression and retaliation’ in crisis-torn Nicaragua

29 August 2018 Human Rights The United Nations on Wednesday called for urgent action to address the human rights crisis in Nicaragua, where “repression and retaliation against demonstrators continue … as the world looks away.” A new report from the … Continue reading

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Syria: UN chief warns Idlib offensive may set off ‘humanitarian catastrophe’

29 August 2018 Humanitarian Aid United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday expressed deep concern over the growing risk of a humanitarian catastrophe should a full-scale military operation take place in Syria’s war-battered Idlib province. According to a statement issued … Continue reading

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Futures in the balance: Building hope for a generation of Rohingya children

UNICEF Child Alert | August 2018 A boy stands in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh UNICEF/UN0226412/Brown One year ago, hundreds of thousands of desperate and terrorized people – more than half of them children – poured across the border … Continue reading

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As children in Ebola-affected areas of DR Congo head back to school, UNICEF ramps up support

28 August 2018 Health As the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) gears up for the upcoming academic year – with some 250 schools in Ebola-affected health zones – the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is scaling up education; … Continue reading

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SUBSCRIBE AUDIO HUB UN chief calls for Security Council to work with Myanmar to end ‘horrendous suffering’ of Rohingya refugees

28 August 2018 Peace and Security Despite the efforts made by the United Nations over the past year to help create safeguards for all communities in Myanmar’s Rakhine state, it is clear that conditions are still not suitable for the … Continue reading

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