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Displaced people in South Sudan's Bentiu town live in "very dire" conditions

Floods devastate Southern Sudan.  (file photo.  UN Photo/Tim McKulka)

People displaced by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan and sheltering at a UN base in Bentiu town live in what a senior UN official in the country has described as "very dire"…

28 Aug 2014 / Listen /

All flights to Bentiu in South Sudan grounded following helicopter crash

Dust rises as a helicopter takes off.  UN Photo/Tim McKulka

The UN Mission in South Sudan and the UN humanitarian service (UNHAS) have grounded all flights to the town…

28 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Ebola virus disease could affect 20,000 people in West Africa

A government health worker at the Kenema Ebola Treatment Centre in Sierra Leone attends to a victim. Photo: IRIN/Tommy Trenchard

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it will require nearly $500 million over the next nine months to bring…

28 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Security Council condemns downing of UN helicopter in South Sudan

MI-8 helicopter.  Photo: UNMISS / Martine Perret

The Security Council has strongly condemned the downing of a UN helicopter near Bentiu in South Sudan's Unity State…

27 Aug 2014 / Listen /
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