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17.01.00 – AFRICA

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 »

UN / NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY

To mark Nelson Mandela International Day, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon together with other high-ranking UN officials joined the volunteers from MillionTreesNYC and UN staff to tend to dozens of newly planted trees near UN Headquarters and in the community of East Harlem. UNIFEED-UNTV

18 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / LIBYA

The Secretary-General's Special Representative for Libya, Tarek Mitri, told the Security Council  that due to the deteriorating security situation in Tripoli over the past couple of weeks, the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) will begin withdrawing its international staff. UNIFEED – UNTV

17 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / SUDAN – SOUTH SUDAN

The United Nations top humanitarian official told the Security Council that the situation in Sudan and South Sudan continues to deteriorate for hundreds of thousands of people in both countries. Valerie Amos also warned the Council that "if we don't take urgent action now, we will see a major humanitarian crisis unfolding in South Sudan [...]

16 Jul 2014 | Read More »

 

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