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Countries urged more action on task force against Boko Haram

This family has lost two children to abductions by Boko Haram. Their home was also burned to the ground by the insurgents. Photo: UNICEF/NYHQ2015-0636/Rich

A senior UN representative is calling for more "active interaction" among countries fighting the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, head of the UN Office for West Africa (UNOWA), said he…

19 Jan 2016 / Listen /

Implementation of peace deal "light at the end of the tunnel" for South Sudan

Ellen Margrethe Løj. UN Photo

The "light at the end of the tunnel" for South Sudan is the implementation of the peace agreement reached…

4 Dec 2015 / Listen /

UN Ebola envoy: Survivors are "priority number one"

David Nabarro. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

Although the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has declined in recent months, it is not completely over, says the…

18 Nov 2015 / Listen /

An end to the "misery" is in sight, Somalis tell UN

In South Sudan, OCHA Director of Operations John Ging (left) and representatives from USAID and the UK DFID visit the UN Protection of Civilians site in Malakal during a one-day visit to Upper Nile State. Photo: OCHA/Guiomar Pau Sole

After 25 years of conflict and misery, the Somali people see an end in sight. That's according to John…

30 Oct 2015 / Listen /
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