UNIFEED RUNDOWN FOR TUESDAY 19 AUGUST 2014

 

UNIFEED RUNDOWN FOR TUESDAY 19 AUGUST 2014

UN / NABARRO

UN Systems coordinator for Ebola David Nabarro said that the fundamental role of the UN is to support people in their communities and to strengthen the governments affected by Ebola. "This outbreak has major societal and economic consequences." UNIFEED-UNTV/FILE

UN / PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS WRAP

2013 has set a new record for violence against humanitarian workers with a 66 percent increase in the number of victims from 2012.  Speaking to the Security Council, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said “the consequences are not only felt by humanitarian workers and their families.  They are also felt by the millions of people who cannot be reached when assistance is sabotaged by violence.” UNIFEED-UNTV / FILE

GENEVA/IRAQ AID UPDATE

The UN refugee agency said that half a million people who have been forced to flee from their homes due to the deteriorating situation in northernIraqwill begin receiving aid on Wednesday (20 Aug). UNTV CH

 GENEVA/ EBOLA UPDATE

The World Health Organization (WHO) said that between 14 and 16 August 2014, 84 people have died from the Ebola virus and 113 new cases have been reported inGuinea,Liberia,NigeriaandSierra Leone. UNTV CH

CENTRALAFRICANREPUBLIC/PAEDIATRICHOSPITAL"ALEXIS"

Since December 2012, civil war in theCentral African Republichas left thousands dead. The paediatric hospital inBanguiis the only one of its kind in the country and the number of children being treated for acute malnutrition has tripled in the last year. Alexis is just one of 2.3 million children affected by the conflict. UNICEF

IRAQ/ NY BAGHDAD MEMORIAL WRAP

Ceremonies were held today inBaghdadandNew Yorkto commemorate the 2003 Canal Hotel bombing inBaghdadwhere twenty-two (22) UN staff members lost their lives and many more were injured. UNAMI/ UNIFEED-UNTV

 

 

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