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UN, Somalia seek $80 million in immediate relief for flood-affected populations

The United Nations and the Somali Government on Sunday launched a joint appeal for $80 million to provide immediate help for the people affected by recent flooding in the country’s center and south. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the flooding – caused by the heaviest rainfall there in […]

Somalia ready to take over security tasks from AU

Somalian government has called on African Union (AU) and United Nations to believe in the country’s ability to take over security responsibilities. The war-torn nation’s government trough the voice of its National Security Advisor, Abdi said Musse Ali, asked a joint team of the African Union and the United Nations to not judge the country […]

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UN resumes evacuation of migrants from Libya

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has started the evacuations of migrants from Libya to Niger for resettlement in third countries. The UN agency has started the operation with a flight of 132 mostly Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers. The Agency evacuated about 1,020 refugees and asylum seekers to Niger last year. The […]

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UN Chief denounces attack on village in north-west Nigeria

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned an attack this weekend on a village in the Nigerian province of Kaduna and underscored the need to hold the perpetrators to account. “Those responsible” must be “swiftly brought to justice,” said the Secretary-General in a statement released by his Spokesperson’s office on Monday. Guterres also expressed […]

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Largest-ever global response to cholera targets 2 million people in Africa

The largest cholera vaccination drive in history targeting two million people across Africa is underway, the United Nations announced on Monday, in response to a series of recent deadly outbreaks of the water-borne disease. “Oral cholera vaccines are a key weapon in our fight against cholera,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health […]

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DRC: UN Investigators discover 5 probable mass graves

The United Nations investigators have discovered five probable mass graves in eastern Congo’s Ituri Province, a UN peacekeeping mission said in a statement. More than 100 people have been killed by violence in the province since mid-December. Tens of thousands of people have fled clashes in the region over recent weeks, traveling by boat to […]

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South Sudan: vaccination campaigns to reach more than 140,000 people

The United Nations migration agency and its partners are set to begin a second round of an oral cholera vaccination campaign in Malakal and Wau, South Sudan, after the initial round reached more than 60,400 people in March of this year. Following an outbreak in February, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has also been […]

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Malian parties urged to implement 2015 peace agreement

A senior United Nations official Wednesday urged Malian parties to implement 2015 peace agreement, insisting that it is time to move from promises to actions. While Malians must ensure the successful holding of elections this year, their priority should be the implementation of the 2015 peace agreement, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, Special Representative of the Secretary-General […]

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Militias kill UN peacekeeper, score of civilians in Central African Republic

Christian anti-balaka militants on Tuesday attacked the United Nations base in Tagbara, about 300 km northeast of the capital of the Central Africa Republic, killing one peacekeeper and wounding 11, the UN said in a statement. According to the UN mission in the central African nation, the ensuing gunfight lasted hours, and 22 anti-balaka were […]

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Canada to deploy helicopters and support troops to war-torn Mali

The Canadian government will send troops, helicopters and medical staff, to terrorism-stricken Mali later this year as part of a United Nations peacekeeping mission, a senior Canadian government source said. The helicopters presumably would replace a German contingent, which has been conducting transport and medical evacuation missions in the West African nation. Germany’s Bundeswehr has […]

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