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UN urged to enhance cooperation with AU, EU in peace missions

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As the UN prepares to take over from an African-led International Support Mission in the Central African Republic, the Security Council has called on the Secretary-General to review what was done in the past and how it can be done better. A resolution calling for an enhanced relationship between the United Nations and regional organizations [...]

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Access to some areas in the Gaza strip still restricted, says OCHA


Access is still restricted in many affected areas in the Gaza strip for relief workers trying to deliver living-saving support such as the evacuation of injured people and the distribution of food and water. A humanitarian pause in the Gaza strip, largely observed on 26 July, has also allowed for utility workers to carry out [...]

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"Deplorable" situation in IDP camps in Myanmar's Rakhine state

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The situation is deplorable in several camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Rakhine State, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar stated after a ten-day visit to the country. Ms Yanghee Lee noted that the living conditions were even worse in the Muslim camp of Baw Du Par. The recurring [...]

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Growing numbers of CAR refugee children severely malnourished

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UNICEF says that it is concerned by a growing number of refugee children with severe acute malnutrition from the Central African Republic (CAR) in neighbouring countries, such as Cameroun. The two-year conflict in the CAR, between the mainly Christian anti-Balaka and Muslim Séléka movements, has led to high numbers of displaced people seeking refuge in [...]

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UN Chief: "In the name of humanity, violence in Gaza must stop"

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (at lectern) speaks to journalists on the going hostilities in Gaza. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The Secretary-General has called for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza, urging for an end to the violence "in the name of humanity". Mr Ban Ki-moon was speaking at a press briefing in New York on Monday, shortly after his return from the region. The world is celebrating Eid al-Fitr which marks the [...]

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UN warns of serious human rights violations in eastern Ukraine

Listen / Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.  UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

The shooting down of the Malaysian Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine may constitute a war crime, according to the UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay. She said the 17 July incident was a violation of international law, and called for prompt, through, independent and impartial investigations. In a report detailing human rights violations is eastern [...]

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WHO call to eliminate viral hepatitis on World Hepatitis Day

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The World Health Organization (WHO) is using World Hepatitis Day, 28 July, as wake-up call to end viral hepatitis. Viral hepatitis is a group of infectious diseases known as hepatitis A, B, C, D, and E. Many people may not know they are infected or at risk of infection. The condition affects millions of people [...]

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