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Number of Ebola cases in West Africa still "too high", says UN chief

A lab technician is getting ready to enter the Isolation ward of the government run hopital of Kabala, Sierra Leone to take blood sample from a suspected ebola case.  Photo by UNMEER/ Martine Perret.

Despite the progress that has been made in containing the spread of Ebola in Liberia, now is not the time to ease the efforts against the deadly disease. That's the message delivered by…

19 Dec 2014 / Listen /

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…

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 /

Reports of machete and axe attacks in DRC

A hungry, exhausted boy waiting in line to receive food rations just outside the IDP site in Kibati.  UNHCR/P.Taggart

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said it is greatly concerned by the ongoing killings and human rights violations…

19 Dec 2014 / Listen /
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