News in Brief 24 September 2015 (AM)

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) meets with Michel Kafando, President of Burkina Faso, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 30 January 2015. UN File Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Reinstatement of President in Burkina Faso welcomed

The reinstatement of the President of Burkina Faso less than a week after a coup d'état removed him from office has been applauded by the UN Secretary-General.

Ban Ki-moon welcomed President Michel Kafando's return to power, as well as the reinstatement of the transitional institutions in Burkina Faso.

Presidential and legislative elections are slated to take place in the country in a matter of weeks.

UNICEF welcomes efforts to address needs of child refugees in Europe

The UN's Children's Agency is applauding the European Union for taking into account the unique needs of children in its latest proposals to tackle the refugee crisis.

The agency said the special needs of child refugees, including their health care and protective measures must be a key area of focus as the crisis continues to evolve.

It added that the rights and dignity of children must be fully respected, with special support and protection given to children who are unaccompanied.

Concerns over typhoid in Palestinian refugee camp in Syria

There is increasing concern about the possible spread of typhoid at a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria, as the total number of suspected cases reaches nearly 100.

The agency responsible for Palestine refugees, UNRWA, says of the 320 patients seen by medical personnel on Wednesday, several of them were suspected of suffering from typhoid.

As the conflict in Syria rages on, UNRWA says it is deeply concerned that the most basic humanitarian needs of those in the Yarmouk camp, particularly children, continue to go unmet.

Veronica Reeves, United Nations.

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