The head of UN peacekeeping operations said that priorities in South Sudan should include the support of the IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) mediation process. The ceasefire which was inked inAddis Ababalast month seeks to ease a political dispute between President Salva Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar, who was removed from office in [...]
Sniffer dogs have been brought in to South Sudan by the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) to help with locating weapons, explosives and contraband in civilian protected areas. UNMISS
In his final press conference as Commissioner General of the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Filippo Grandi said that Palestinians in Syria "have suffered by and large the same fate as all other civilians" but have had "much more limited flight options than other people." UNTV
The UN Refugee Agency said that Syrian authorities are detaining and questioning more than 300 men deemed of fighting age, who fled the besieged rebel-held Old City of Homs during an agreed cease fire. CH UNTV
The Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi urged both sides taking part in the Geneva 2 discussions to "speed up".