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UN / NABARRO EBOLA

The new United Nation (UN) Senior System Coordinator for Ebola, David Nabarro, said  that the disease "is affecting how societies work" and has a variety of social, economic, humanitarian, and political repercussions. UNIFEED – UNTV

19 Aug 2014 | Read More »

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC / PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL “ALEXIS”

Since December 2012, civil war in the Central African Republichas left thousands dead. The pediatric hospital in Bangui is the only one of its kind in the country and the number of children being treated for  acute malnutrition has tripled in the last year. Alexis is just one of 2.3 million children affected by the conflict. UNICEF

19 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA UPDATE

The World Health Organization (WHO) said that between 14 and 16 August 2014, 84 people have died from the Ebola virus and 113 new cases have been reported in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone.  UNTV CH

19 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / MOZAMBIQUE YOUTH

 Secretary General Ban Ki-moon introduced his special guest, Raquelina Langa, a 10th grade student fromMozambique at the youth event taking place at headquarters this week. "Can a girl like me become a Secretary-General of the United Nations?" Ban quoted her as saying when they first met during his visit toMozambique last year to highlight the role [...]

16 Aug 2014 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA ESTIMATE UPDATE

The World Health Organization stressed that staff at the outbreak sites in West Africa see evidence that the numbers of reported cases and deaths vastly underestimate the magnitude of the outbreak. WHO / FILE

15 Aug 2014 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA AIR TRAVEL

The World Health Organization (WHO) reiterated its position that the risk of transmission of Ebola virus disease during air travel remains low and is "not recommending any travel restriction." WHO

14 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GAZA / FOOD AID

On 11 August the World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Palestinian refugee agency (UNRWA) launched a special food distribution aiming to reach 730,000 conflict-affected people in Gaza.  WFP

14 Aug 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / DISPLACED AID

The World Food Programme (WFP) has  provided food assistance to more than 438,000 people displaced by the conflict in Iraq since mid-June, and is rapidly expanding its response, while the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is providing shelter, emergency items and protection monitoring for hundreds of thousands amongst the newly displaced population. WFP / UNHCR

13 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / BAN PRESSER

Speaking to reporters in New York, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the importance for the Iraqi forces not to interfere in the political process in the country, adding  that "the people ofIraq– all the people ofIraq–need security." UNIFEED-UNTV

12 Aug 2014 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA ETHICS

WHO  said that was a "unanimous agreement" among the experts that given the special circumstances of the current Ebola outbreak inWest Africa, "it is ethical to offer unregistered interventions as potential treatments or prevention." WHO

12 Aug 2014 | Read More »

 

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