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17.01.00 – AFRICA

WHO / HUMANITARIAN APPEAL

The World Health Organization (WHO) appealed to donors to provide USD 1 billion for life-saving health needs ranging from childhood vaccinations to surgical care for the severely wounded for some 25 million people caught up in conflict across the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan and Syria. WHO / FILE

24 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UN / KANG CAR CAMEROON

Briefing reporters in New York about her recent visit to Central African Republic and Cameroon, a top UN Humanitarian official said "the biggest threat to the vulnerable people in both countries is the neglect from the international community. UNIFEED

24 Feb 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA DISABLED PEOPLE

Life for persons with disabilities in Sierra Leone has never been easy, but since the outset of the Ebola epidemic they have had to face a whole new set of serious challenges. UNMEER

24 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UN / AFRICA POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

At a meeting on enhancing Africa's extractive industries to promote sustainable development, keynote speaker Professor Paul Collier said "when it's iron ore coming out of the ground the major characteristic is not that you can turn it into iron, it's that you can turn it into money; and that money you can then turn into [...]

24 Feb 2015 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / ABERDEEN EBOLA OUTBREAK

Right next to beautiful Lumley Beach and a stone throw from the luxury hotels in the area, lies the Tambakula fishing village in the community of Aberdeen, site of one of the latest Ebola outbreaks in the Western Area of Sierra Leone. UNMEER

20 Feb 2015 | Read More »

IMF / GREECE UKRAINE

International Monetary Fund (IMF) said everyone involved in the Greek debt negotiation is working hard to minimize risks to financial stability. On Ukraine, the IMF is confident that this country should get $40 billion financing package, as announced last week. IMF

19 Feb 2015 | Read More »

WHO / EBOLA FOREIGN MEDICAL TEAMS

The World Health Organization (WHO) held a Foreign Medical Teams meeting on the phase II of the Ebola response – getting to zero; best practices at country level; the future of Foreign Medical Teams, priorities and next steps. WHO / FILE

19 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UN / LIBYA

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Libya Bernardino Leon told Security Council "it is our shared responsibility to build consensus among the Libyan counterparts", adding in "our efforts to counter terrorism in a sustainable manner cannot be a series of isolated acts.” UNIFEED-UNTV

18 Feb 2015 | Read More »

FAO /EBOLA

The UN food agency (FAO) will invest $5 million into its Ebola Response Programme in Guinea, which aims to assist households whose livelihoods and access to food have been severely threatened by the impact of that virus outbreak. FAO

18 Feb 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / LIBYA HUMAN RIGHTS

The United Nations human rights chief has called the mass beheading of Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya as a "vile crime" targeting people on the basis of their religion. UNTV CH

17 Feb 2015 | Read More »

 

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