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13.02.00 – DISASTER PREVENTION, PREPAREDNESS AND RELIEF

SOUTH SUDAN / RAPID RESPONSE MECHANISM

UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are stepping up joint missions to reach desperate people in remote areas of South Sudan where the number of children at risk of death from malnutrition-related causes has increased dramatically. UNICEF

12 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / ELLEN MARGARETHE LOEJ

The new Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) to South Sudan, Ellen Margrethe Løj of Denmark, arrived in Juba today. Løj, who served as SRSG to the UN Mission in Liberia from 2008 to 2012, succeeds Hilde F. Johnson of Norway, who completed her assignment on 7 July. UNMISS

2 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / UKRAINE

The UN Refugee Agency said the number of displaced inside Ukraine has nearly doubled in the past three weeks. As of 1 September, UNHCR estimates that 260,000 people were displaced compared to 117,000 on 5 August. UNTV CH

2 Sep 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 »

IRAQ / MINORITIES

As fighting intensifies inIraq, many minorities like the Turkmen, Yazidis, Shabak and Christians, face persecution and eviction. In the past week, thousands have fled into the relatively safer Kurdistan region of Iraq. UNHCR

8 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / SOUTH SUDAN

Concerned with the deterioration of the political and security situation and the developing humanitarian catastrophe in South Sudan, the Security Council said it was ready to consider "all appropriate measures including targeted sanctions' against those who undermine the peace, stability and security ofSouth Sudan." UNIFEED-UNTV /RECENT

8 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / IRAQ WRAP

UN aid agencies and partners are deeply alarmed by the situation in northern Iraq and in particular the situation of vulnerable minority groups, including the Yezidi, Christian and Turkomen communities. UNTV CH/UNIFEED-UNTV

8 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / GAZA CHILDREN

According to UNICEF, the number of Palestinian children who have been killed by air strikes on Gaza is now more than the number of children killed in the two previous conflicts between Israel and Gaza. UNTV CH

8 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / CHILD MORTALITY

In April this year almost 38 000 people fled fighting in and around the South Sudanese city of Bentiu to a local  UN camp – more than twenty children were dying each week from diarrhea, malaria and pneumonia. A response by aid agencies in providing healthcare, clean water and proper sanitation has helped halve this number, but as [...]

1 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GAZA / KRAHENBUHL HOSPITAL

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl visited the pediatric  ward at the main Shifa Hospital in Gaza City today where he witnessed the suffering inflicted upon young Palestinians by Israel's bombing campaign. UNRWA

31 Jul 2014 | Read More »

 

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