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"Intensify surveillance" to beat Ebola says new health chief

Ebola treatment centre in Maghuraka, Sierra Leone. Photo: UNMEER/Martine Perret

The surveillance of outbreaks of the Ebola disease in West Africa needs to be intensified if the deadly virus is to finally be beaten, according to the World Health Organization's (WHO) new regional…

28 Jan 2015 / Listen /

Child soldiers in South Sudan released from army

Children in South Sudan. Photo: UNMISS/Ilya Medvedev

Around 3000 child soldiers in South Sudan are scheduled to be released from fighting, according to the UN Children's…

27 Jan 2015 / Listen /

150,000 refugees in Uganda face 50% food ration cut

Congolese refugees in Uganda. [Photo: UNHCR/L.Beck]

Around 150,000 refugees in Uganda will receive reduced food rations from the UN food agency starting Tuesday because of…

27 Jan 2015 / Listen /

Egyptian state must temper excessive force, says UN watchdog

Political unrest has been continuing over recent years in Egypt
2013 IRIN File Photo

The Egyptian authorities have been urged by the UN human rights office to end excessive force against protestors. It…

27 Jan 2015 / Listen /
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