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Ban Ki-moon in Liberia, recommitting UN's support to fight Ebola

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's meeting with President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Monrovia, Liberia. Credit: UN/Evan Schneider 
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Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Liberia has the full support of the United Nations to fight the Ebola virus disease and to build a stronger society, according to the UN Secretary-General. Ban Ki-moon was on Friday in Liberia,…

19 Dec 2014 / Listen /

Ukraine conflict leaves 600,000 in urgent need, says UNICEF

Children swept up in violence in Ukraine.  UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi

Six-hundred thousand people in Ukraine urgently need help because of the ongoing crisis according to UNICEF which says it…

19 Dec 2014 / Listen /

"Transnational crime is fuelling terrorism," says UN political affairs chief

Peace doves fly on the grounds of the historic Hazrat-i-Ali mosque, in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan.  Credit: UN Photo/Helena Mulkerns

Terrorism and cross-border crime cannot be addressed as separate issues, according to the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs. Jeffrey…

19 Dec 2014 / Listen /

Dry season marks start of race to stock up food reserves for South Sudan

Refugees from Sudan's war-torn Blue Nile State at a site called Kilometre 18 in South Sudan's Upper Nile State are living under makeshift tents.  © Hannah McNeish/IRIN

The race is on to get food into South Sudan now that the dry season has started to avoid…

19 Dec 2014 / Listen /
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