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WHO / EBOLA UPDATE

In Sierra Leone, there is a unanimous opinion among health officials that without more resources the fight against Ebola may prove to be too difficult.  According to the World Health Organization, Ebola has been linked to more than 660 deaths, while 1,093 people have been infected in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. The agency and [...]

26 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / GAZA UPDATE

A UN spokesperson said that a team from the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which included an international weapons expert, went to the school at Beit Hanoun to survey the aftermath of the attack   but the team was forced to leave the area after gunfire was heard around the school. UNIFEED-UNTV

25 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / LIBYA MIGRANTS

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) says that migrants who arrived in Sicily last weekend, after a treacherous journey by boat from Libya, have been talking about their 'nightmare voyage', which left as many as 180 people dead. UNTV CH

25 Jul 2014 | Read More »

ICC / AL-SENUSSI

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) unanimously confirmed the decision which declared the case against Abdullah Al-Senussi inadmissible before the ICC. A Pre-Trial Chamber had decided last year that the case against Al-Senussi was inadmissible as it was subject to ongoing domestic proceedings conducted by the competent Libyan authorities. ICC

24 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / CAR MSF

A Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) mortality study among Central African refugees in Sido, Chad, reveals extreme levels of death during a violent crackdown against the CAR's Muslim minority. The study found that one in three families surveyed had lost at least one family member between November 2013 and April 2014. UNIFEED-UNTV

24 Jul 2014 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / HOSPITAL EBOLA OUTBREAK

World Health Organization (WHO) workers helping authorities fight  Ebola in theSierra Leonecity ofKenemawarned that the virus could spread further unless more resources are allocated to fight the deadly virus. WHO

23 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / GING

Upon his return from Ethiopia, the Director of the Operational Division of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), John Ging, reported that malnutrition rates among the 180,000 refugees from South Sudan seeking shelter in the Gambela region of Ethiopia "are among the worst anywhere in the world." On Gaza, Ging said the [...]

23 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / CAR MIA FARROW

Mia Farrow, renowned actress, activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, said that during her recent visit to the Central African Republic earlier this month, she had "no doubt" about the ethnic cleansing that took place in Bossangoa, "the entire town, virtually all Muslims, it had been cleansed of the entire Muslim population." UNIFEED-UNTV/FILE

22 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GUINEA / EBOLA LAB TESTING

 Every day new cases of Ebola are being detected inLiberiaand it is essential to get the samples to the laboratory of the World Health Organization inGuéckédou,Guinea. By dugout canoe and then by car, they reach the lab and the results become available in less than three hours. WHO

22 Jul 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / CHILD RECRUITS

In light of the recent United Nation Report that alleged the presence of child soldiers within the Somali National Army (SNA) and militias allied with the army, the Somali government and the United Nation Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) begun the screening of recruits hoping to join the military. UNSOM

19 Jul 2014 | Read More »

 

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