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UGANDA / FOOTBALL

Football players from across East and Central Africa will gather in the Ugandan capital of Kampala on September 21 and 22 to take part in the finals of the Great Lakes Peace Cup, a tournament organized to help former combatants – many of them abducted child soldiers – become part of their communities through the [...]

19 Sep 2012 | Read More »

SAHEL / NUTRITION UPDATE

It rains only once a year in the Sahel. Last year it didn’t rain enough and according to UNICEF, that means that over ten million people may not have enough to eat. The agency and its partners are preparing for a crisis that could see more than a million children suffering from severe acute malnutrition. [...]

27 Mar 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / SAHEL CHILDREN MALNUTRITION

UNICEF warned today that as many as 1.5 million children under the age of five are at risk of severe and acute malnutrition over the next six months in the Sahel region of Africa. CH UNTV

16 Mar 2012 | Read More »

ROME / SAHEL

Leaders of UN agencies, representatives of affected governments and major donors today called for an urgent scale up of humanitarian, rehabilitation and development assistance to address rising levels of hunger and malnutrition caused by the combined effect of drought, high food prices, displacement and conflict affecting the Sahel region of West Africa. WFP

15 Feb 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / UNICEF HAR LAUNCH

UNICEF on Friday launched an appeal for (USD) $1.28 billion this year, saying that a third of the money was needed to help children in the drought-stricken Horn of Africa. The UN children’s fund said UNICEF expects to help about 97 million people in 25 countries and territories in 2012. CH UNTV

27 Jan 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / HORN OF AFRICA DROUGHT

The UN said today that more than 10 million people are now affected by the worst drought in 60 years in the Horn of Africa, warning that the situation continues to deteriorate and the number of people in need will increase. CH UNTV

28 Jun 2011 | Read More »

UN / AFRICA DRUG TRAFFICKING

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says drug traffickers undermine the rule of law and in some countries the huge profits generated through drug trafficking can rival their Gross Domestic Product (GDP). UNTV / FILE

8 Dec 2009 | Read More »

 

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