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17.01.00 – AFRICA

UN / BURUNDI

The Security Council issued a statement reiterating its "deep concern regarding the grave security and political situation in Burundi against the backdrop of the forthcoming, communal, presidential and senatorial elections and for the impact of the crisis in the region.” UNIFEED – UNTV

26 Jun 2015 | Read More »

UN / TERRORISM

The UN Secretary-General condemned "in the strongest terms" the terrorist attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France today, and said "these heinous attacks will only strengthen the commitment of the United Nations to help defeat those bent on murder, destruction and the annihilation of human development and culture." UNIFEED-UNTV

26 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / BURUNDI REFUGEES

With just a couple of days to go before scheduled parliamentary elections in Burundi on Monday, the United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, says that neighbouring countries have seen a steady increase in the number of refugees arriving from Burundi. UNTV CH / UNIFEED

26 Jun 2015 | Read More »

UNAIDS / HIV WARNING

The world risks a deadly AIDS rebound unless the countries most affected by the virus expand access to antiretroviral treatments and boost their focus on stopping new infections, a new United Nations report has warned. UNIFEED UNAIDS

25 Jun 2015 | Read More »

CAR / VIOLENCE

Violence continues to fuel displacement in the Central African Republic (C.A.R) – with 50,000 people displaced since January – and hampers efforts for internally displaced people and refugees to return. Nearly one million people are still displaced in and in the neighbouring countries. WFP

25 Jun 2015 | Read More »

UNICEF / CHILDREN REPORT WRAP

The global community will fail millions of children if it does not focus on the most disadvantaged in its new 15-year development roadmap, the UN Children's Fund  warned today. UNICEF / FILE

23 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / ERITREA COI

Hundreds of thousands of Eritreans have lost hope and are risking their lives to escape one of the world's most oppressive regimes, according to a Commission of Inquiry  (COI) on the situation of human rights in Eritrea. An estimated 5,000 people try to flee the country every month. UNTV CH

23 Jun 2015 | Read More »

UN / MALI

The Head of the UN Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) said that last week's signature of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali "was a great day of peace for Mali. It was a historic day for Mali." UNIFEED – UNTV

23 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / BURKINA FASO HUNGER

A UN-supported report launched today says undernutrition is taking a huge toll on the economy of Burkina Faso. UNTV CH

23 Jun 2015 | Read More »

BURUNDI / CHOLERA OUTBREAK RESPONSE

The town of Nyanza Lac in southern Burundi, which borders with Tanzania, is a region where cholera is endemic, with outbreaks occurring here every year or two. But this year, cholera raged across the border in Tanzania among Burundian refugees who had fled to the neighboring country due to rising insecurity and political violence in [...]

18 Jun 2015 | Read More »

 

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