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UNHCR rushes aid as 66,000 Congolese refugees stream into western Uganda

Listen / UNHCR Spokesperson Adrian Edwards [Photo adapted from UNIFEED]

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is providing emergency shelter, blankets and other essential relief items to some 66,000 Congolese refugees who have fled fighting for the safety of western Uganda in the last five days. Refugees began fleeing after a reported attack last week on the town of Kamango in eastern Democratic Republic of the [...]

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Humanitarian groups revise appeal for Yemen

Listen / Young girls collect water in Taiz, Yemen. [OCHA/Abdulelah Taqi]

UN agencies and their partners are revising a funding appeal to benefit nearly eight million people in Yemen. The humanitarian groups say they will now need $702 million, down from the original appeal launched last December for $716 million. The slight decrease is partly due to several unfunded projects that were slated for the beginning [...]

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Aid agencies gain access as violence in Pibor County increases

Listen / South Sudanese family near Pibor, Jonglei State.

Some 10,000 people who have been stranded in the bush in Pibor county, Jonglei, South Sudan following clashes between state and non-state actors, are now receiving assistance for the first time this year. Toby Lanzer, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, said this is a significant breakthrough for the aid agencies to reach these people, [...]

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UNHCR rushes aid to Uganda for Congolese refugees fleeing fresh attack

Listen / Congolese refugees queuing for aid in Uganda earlier this year. [UNHCR Photo]

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has rushed emergency aid to western Uganda where nearly 70,000 Congolese refugees have found shelter from recent fighting in their country. UNHCR says thousands of people have been streaming across the border since Thursday following an attack by a Ugandan Islamist rebel group on the town of Kamango in the [...]

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Secretary-General calls for "inclusion and reconciliation" in Egypt

Listen / UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. [UN Photo/Mark Garten]

It is imperative that all Egyptians work together towards a peaceful return to constitutional order and democratic governance, the UN Secretary-General told journalists in France on Monday. During a press conference in Paris, Ban Ki-moon reiterated the importance of restraint in Egypt at what he called "a critical juncture" for the country. "It is important [...]

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Maiden voyage of solar-powered plane a success

Listen / André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a special event organized by the Permanent Mission of Switzerland. [UN Photo/Rick Bajornas]

With the wingspan of a jumbo jet but the weight of a compact-sized car and powered by thousands of solar cells, each the width of a strand of hair, meet Solar Impulse, the first plane powered only by solar energy. Solar Impulse made headlines on the 6th of July when it landed at Kennedy Airport [...]

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Deputy Secretary-General calls for more global partnership on migration

Listen / UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson. [UN Photo/Rick Bajornas]

With more people living outside their countries of birth than ever before, migration is "a reality" of the 21st century, according to UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson. He was speaking during a General Assembly interactive hearing on Monday on the topic of international migration and development. The Deputy Secretary-General called for a reinvigorated global partnership [...]

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Ambush kills seven Tanzanian UNAMID peacekeepers and injures 17 others in Darfur, Sudan

Listen / A UNAMID armored personnel carrier that came under attack on 17 October, 2012. [UN Photo/Albert González Farran]

Seven Tanzanian peacekeepers from the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) were killed and 17 others injured during an ambush in Darfur, Sudan on the 13th of July. Heavy ammunition was used in the attack from an unidentified group, according to Chris Cycmanick, the Acting Spokesperson for UNAMID. On the line from Darfur, Sudan, [...]

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ILO and UK team up to combat trafficking of women and girls in South Asia

Listen / Work in Freedom is a UK funded ILO programme aimed at preventing trafficking and forced labour of migrant women and girls from South Asia. [ILO Photo]

A new project by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Kingdom aims to prevent 100,000 girls and women across Asia from falling victim to labour trafficking. Launched on Monday by the ILO and the UK Department for International Development, the Work in Freedom Initiative will promote skills and knowledge needed to secure legal [...]

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Security Council condemns deadly attack on Darfur peacekeepers

Listen / UNAMID armoured vehicle

The deadly weekend ambush in Darfur which killed seven Tanzanian peacekeepers and injured 17 others has been condemned in the strongest terms by the Security Council. Council members issued a statement expressing their deep concern at the serious nature of the incident, calling it one of the most severe attacks on the joint African Union-UN [...]

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UN and partners reach civilians hiding from fighting in South Sudan

Listen / 24 August 2012 - UN Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Toby Lanzer, at food distribution site in Yida refugee camp, Unity State. [UNMISS Photo]

UN agencies and non-governmental organizations this weekend gained access to thousands of civilians affected by violence in South Sudan's largest state. The people had been hiding in bushes in remote areas following clashes between government forces and non-state groups in Pibor county, Jonglei State. Toby Lanzer, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, said this marked [...]

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