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WHO / EBOLA CONTROL

As the World Health Organization (WHO) declares the Ebola virus inWest Africaan international public health emergency, health officials are working around the clock to try and control the outbreak. WHO-UNIFEED/ RECENT/FILE

9 Aug 2014 | Read More »

WHO / PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

 The UN World Health Organization (WHO) declared the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international public health emergency, saying: "our collective health security" depends on urgent support for containment in the affected countries. WHO

8 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / WEST AFRICA DJINNIT

While countries in West Africa are trying to promote development and consolidate democracy, they continue to face daunting challenges such as transnational organized crime and growing terrorist activities, the top United Nations official in the region told the Security Council , while also warning of the increasing threat the Boko Haram crisis poses to Nigeria. UNIFEED [...]

8 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / WEST AFRICA DRUG TRAFFICKING WRAP

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council that drug trafficking presents "an enormous challenge to peace, stability, economic and social development in West Africa and the Sahel." Ban said the latest estimates indicate that $1.25 billion of cocaine transits through West Africa each year. UNTV / FILE

18 Dec 2013 | 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 »

PARIS / PEACE PRIZE

French President François  Hollande received UNESCO's peace prize for action in Africa for taking action in January to end the control of insurgents in Northern Mali and bring peace and stability to the region. UNESCO

6 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / SIERRA LEONE CHOLERA

The World Health Organization (WHO) today (20 September) said that as of 17 September 2012, a total of 18,900 cases including 273 deaths had been reported in the ongoing cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone since the beginning of the year. WHO IFRC

20 Sep 2012 | Read More »

SAHEL / CHOLERA

UN agencies warned today that children in the Sahel region are at acute risk from an upsurge in cholera. More than 29,000 cases have been reported so far this year. CH UNTV

10 Jul 2012 | Read More »

UN / WEST AFRICA

UN Special Representative for West Africa Said Djinnit said today that the situation there is improving and that a number of states have held credible elections. However, he cautioned that piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, organised crime and drug trafficking and groups like Boko Harum in Nigeria continue to pose serious threats to the [...]

16 Jan 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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