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GENEVA / EBOLA UPDATE

The World Health Organization said that it will take a few months to contain the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. WHO experts are describing the outbreak in this region as the most challenging they have ever seen. WHO / RECENT

8 Apr 2014 | Read More »

GUINEA / EBOLA

The Guinean health authorities reported four new cases of Ebola, bringing the number to 131, with 84 confirmed deaths. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) the source of infection has been localized in the south east of Guinea. WHO  

3 Apr 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / GUINEA EBOLA

The World Health Organization (WHO) says while the Ebola outbreak  in Guinea is serious, it is relatively small so far in comparison with earlier outbreaks of the disease. As of Monday, there were 122 suspected and confirmed cases of the disease in Guinea of whom 80 had died. CH UNTV

1 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / WEST AFRICA

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa, Said Djinnit, briefed the Council on the latest report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office in the region (UNOWA). UNTV

10 Jul 2013 | Read More »

UN / GUINEA PIRACY

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that new cases of piracy and armed robbery aboard vessels along the West African coast are being regularly reported and that the threat is compounded because Gulf of Guinea States have “limited capacity to ensure safe maritime trade and the safety and security of lives and property.” UNTV

19 Oct 2011 | Read More »

GUINEA / IVORIAN REFUGEES

As the international community focuses on ways to put to an end to the raging violence in Cote d’Ivoire, those fleeing the conflict are suffering in neighbouring countries. More than 4,000 Ivorian refugees who escaped to Guinea for a better life are now left without work, education and healthcare. OHCHR 

7 Apr 2011 | Read More »

GUINEA / MATERNAL HEALTH

On a recent trip to Guinea, UNICEF’s Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow observes firsthand the need for sustained investment to ensure that children can receive life-saving care. Repeated shocks since 2006 have weakened basic services and lack of investment led to the resurgence of childhood killer diseases like polio, tetanus and measles. UNICEF

25 May 2010 | Read More »

UN / DJINNIT

Commenting on the upcoming elections in Guinea and Niger, Special Representative for West Africa Said Djinnit says that as long as the situation in the region remains tense and unstable, there will be no hope of achieving the Millennium Development Goals. UNTV

13 May 2010 | Read More »

GUINEA / MIA FARROW

Actress and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow visits Guinea ahead of next month’s presidential elections. She sees first-hand how the socio-economic crisis and the ongoing political transition has weakened basic social services, making children even more vulnerable. UNICEF

11 May 2010 | Read More »

GUINEA / ACROBAT TRAINING

UNICEF works with local partners to get children off the streets in Guinea through sport and life skills. UNICEF

7 Apr 2010 | Read More »

 

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