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JUBA / PROTECT CIVILIANS

After about a year living in difficult conditions in a UN protection site which became a safe haven for thousands after conflict broke out in South Sudan in mid-December 2013, the last of displaced people have been moved to a more spacious location. UNMISS

6 Jan 2015 | Read More »

UN / SAHEL

Robert Piper, the UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, said food insecurity continues to be a "major issue" for the region, with an estimated 25 million people being food insecure. UNIFEED-UNTV

16 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / SAHEL

The newly appointed top United Nations (UN) envoy for the Sahel noted that civilians in that African region continue to suffer from the negative consequences of terrorist attacks. Hiroute Guebre Sellassie told the Security Council "in the little time that I have had in Office, I was struck by the deterioration of the political and [...]

19 Jun 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 / SAHEL

The Security Council reiterated today (12 December) its concern about the alarming situation in the Sahel and strongly condemned the recent terrorist attacks perpetrated in the region and the abuses of human rights and violence against civilians, including women and children. In a presidential statement, the 15 members of the Security UN body reaffirmed their commitment [...]

12 Dec 2013 | Read More »

GA/ BAN KI-MOON

Secretary-General Ban Ki-mon gave his report today to the General Assembly . After sending his condolences to the people of Philippines he announced the emergency allocation of $25 million to fund critical relief efforts.  UNTV

11 Nov 2013 | Read More »

MALI/SAHEL ARRIVALS

UN chief Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim arrived in Bamako, Mali on Monday,  kicking off a visit to the region with international development leaders to listen to local priorities and to link political, security, development and humanitarian efforts there. MINUSMA/WORLD BANK

5 Nov 2013 | Read More »

UN / SAHEL AID

Global leaders have pledged over $8 billion to boost economic growth in the Sahel region ofWest Africaas they begin a United Nations-led visit to an area that has suffered for decades from devastating poverty, hunger and instability. FILE

4 Nov 2013 | Read More »

UN / BAN-KIM

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced that they will travel together to the Sahel region in an effort to help tackle the region's challenges, which, Ban said, "respect no borders and neither should our solutions" UNTV

1 Nov 2013 | Read More »

GA / SAHEL WRAP

UN officials stressed that collective efforts in the Sahel region of Africa must address urgent humanitarian needs as well as long-term development and security threats. UNTV/OCHA /FILE

26 Sep 2013 | Read More »

 

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