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UNMISS sends reinforcements to Bor and other key towns

Listen / hilde

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for South Sudan released a statement on Sunday, confirming plans to reinforce the UN's military presence in Bor, Jonglei State and Pariang County, of Unity State. Hilde Johnson, who is also the head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), said the Mission would continue to protect [...]

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UN Chief calls on donors to scale up aid for the Philippines

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's visit to Philippines included a stop in Tacloban, where he surveyed the devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the international community to speed up and scale up support for a massive recovery plan under way in the Philippines. Wrapping up a 3 day visit to the country, Mr. Ban Ki-moon called on donors to add to their already generous response to help communities "build back better and safer". [...]

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Ban: continued violence and ethnic strife in South Sudan is "unacceptable"

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The UN Secretary-General has urged all political, military and militia leaders in South Sudan to stop hostilities and end the violence against civilians. Mr. Ban Ki-moon made the call on Sunday, as he wrapped up a 3 day visit to the Philippines. About 40,000 civilians had taken refuge in UN bases and other locations around [...]

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Situation deteriorates in Bor, capital of South Sudan's Jonglei state

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The worsening security situation in the South Sudanese state of Jonglei has caused tens of thousands of Sudanese civilians to seek refuge in the UN base in Bor, the regional capital. According to Major Kevin Finlay Walls, Military Staff Officer for the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), there has been a considerable amount of [...]

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