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News in Brief 12 May 2017 (PM)

Listen / Kimberley Steeds, Ebola vaccine trial team member, in the Ebola vaccine laboratory, Donka Hospital in Conakry, Guinea. Photo: WHO/S. Hawkey

  Ebola case confirmed in DRC, nine others suspected A case of the often-deadly Ebola virus has been confirmed by a laboratory test in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and nine other cases are suspected, said the government in statement on Friday. DRC's public health minister said he had informed the World Health [...]

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UN will support Haitian government in new "development focus"

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The international community and the UN need to support and collaborate with the Haitian government in its move towards a new "development focus". That's the view of Marc-André Blanchard, Chair of the UN Economic and Social Council, Ad Hoc advisory Group on Haiti, and also Canada's Ambassador to the UN. Matthew Wells has more. Mr [...]

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Angola refugee reception centres "struggling" to accommodate daily arrivals

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Refugee reception centres in Angola are over-crowded and struggling to accommodate daily arrivals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said. Some 20,563 refugees have now arrived in the southern African nation, according to government estimates, fleeing insecurity and violence in the DRC's Kasai region since early April. [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 12 May 2017

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Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Matthew Wells and Jocelyne Sambira. In today's programme: intense fighting to finally liberate western Mosul puts civilians in more danger than ever – we'll have the latest from the UN Refugee Agency… And…with 217,000 under UN protection, millions displaced and famine declared, [...]

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Security Council concerned over Guinea Bissau's political "gridlock"

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The members of the Security Council have issued a statement expressing their "deep concern over the current gridlock in Guinea Bissau". A protracted political and institutional crisis has gripped the country because of the inability of political stakeholders to reach a lasting and consensual solution. A deal reached by the parties last year in neighbouring [...]

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Mosul families flee ongoing "heavy bombing and fighting": UN

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Ongoing heavy fighting for full control of the Iraqi city of Mosul is putting increasing numbers of people in "grave danger", the UN said on Friday. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said that some families have been living on little more than flour and water, and that others have fled the ISIL-held western zone, risking [...]

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News in Brief 12 May 2017 (AM) – Geneva

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Mosul families flee ongoing "heavy bombing and fighting": UN Conditions in Mosul are "desperate and worsening" according to those fleeing the besieged Iraqi city. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said on Friday that families have reported heavy bombing and fighting in the west of the city, where ISIL fighters are resisting national troops. Some civilians [...]

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