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BANGUI / NATIONAL FORUM

Some 500 leaders from many part s of the Central African Republic Monday opened a national forum Monday aimed at peace justice, and reconciliation.  The UN children’s agency said thousands of children held by armed groups will be released. MINUSCA

5 May 2015 | Read More »

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC / IDP CHILDREN

A year after extreme violence tore through the Central African Republic, two out of five children in urgent need of UNICEF's support are without vital humanitarian aid.  A UNICEF child protection specialist looks back on the year’s successes and challenges in his work with internally displaced children. The agency is appealing for funds to continue [...]

31 Dec 2014 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / SURGE 2

Today (17 December) the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) joined forces with the Government of Sierra Leone and other partners to launch Operation Western Area Surge (WAS). UNMEER

17 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / CAR

The UN's top peacekeeping official Tuesday said the political process in the Central African Republic (CAR) is making progress but needs a significantly strengthened commitment" from  local authorities and the international community to be successful. UNIFEED – UNTV

9 Dec 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / MALARIA

The number of people dying from malaria has fallen dramatically since 2000 and malaria cases are also steadily declining, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) World Malaria Report 2014. WHO/FILE

8 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / CENTRAL AFRICA ARMED GROUPS

Significant gains have been made in recent years in combating the threat of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) but the countries of Central Africa still face numerous challenges that require continued international support, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council. UNIFEED – UNTV

12 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / LRA

The UN Special Representative for Central Africa Abou Moussa said that military operations have degraded the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and limited it to pursuing survival tactics. AU Special Envoy for LRA Issues  Francisco Madeira said LRA Leader Joseph Kony  ”is on the run". UNTV  

20 Nov 2013 | Read More »

UN / CAR

The Head of the United Nations mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) today (11 January) announced that a ceasefire agreement had been reached between the government and rebels. UNTV

11 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN / LRA

The African Union today asked the Security Council to declare the Lord’s Resistance Army a terrorist organization. UNTV

29 Jun 2012 | Read More »

SAHEL REGION / NUTRITION UPDATE

UNICEF estimates over one million children the Sahel region of West and Central Africa will need life-saving treatment for severe and acute malnutrition in 2012. Lack of rain, poor harvests and rising food prices have left hundreds of thousands of children vulnerable and weak. UNICEF

28 Dec 2011 | Read More »

 

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