As increase in aid ebbs famine in South Sudan, UN warns ‘millions still on the edge of a cliff’


While famine has eased in South Sudan, the situation across the crisis-torn country remains dire, as the number of people struggling to find food each day has grown from 4.9 million in February to six million today – the highest level of food...

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UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie visits refugee girls in Kenya


The United Nations Refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie marked World Refugee Day on Tuesday at a Kenyan home housing refugee girls who fled unaccompanied or split from their parents while fleeing conflict. The Hollywood star visited at least 20 of...

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Terror attacks remain a hurdle in Mali’s peace progress


Mahamat Saleh Annadif, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission, known by its French acronym, MINUSMA, reported significant progress on implementing the Agreement on Peace and...

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UN cooperation with African Union must be institutionalised, Security Council told


The United Nations must move towards a more institutionalized approach for the joint planning, mandating, financing and supporting of African Union (AU) peace-support operations, the Secretary-General's Chef de Cabinet told the Security Council...

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'Security vacuum' in Central Africa may be exploited by armed groups – UN envoy


The United Nations envoy for Central Africa today expressed his concern that the withdrawal of troops from the regional force by some contributing countries would create a security vacuum that may be exploited by an armed group. “The continued...

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Japanese troops in South Sudan end U.N. peacekeeping mission


The last Japanese troops withdrew from a U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan on Thursday, marking the end of a controversial push by the Japanese prime minister to expand his military’s overseas role. The 40 men and women, all that remained of...

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$64 million needed to tackle humanitarian crisis in DR Congo’s Kasai region, UN


Claiming that the Kasai region in Democratic Republic of the Congo has become the latest ‘humanitarian hotspot’ which needs urgent humanitarian aid, the United Nations has appealed for $64.5 million aid to reach out to about 7,31,000 people...

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Renew political momentum for addressing Libya’s challenges, UN


The United Nations envoy for Libya told the Security Council that it was more important than ever to renew political momentum in the country for addressing Libya’s growing challenges. In his briefing to the Council yesterday, Martin Kobler, the...

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UN, AU sign landmark agreement for responding to evolving challenges


  Considering the evolving challenges of peace operations, a new landmark agreement was signed between the United Nations and the African Union to further strengthen the partnerships between the two organisations.       The United...

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Use of children by Boko Haram for violent attacks ‘alarming’, UNICEF


The ‘surge in the use of children to carry out violent attacks’ by Boko Haram terrorist group in Nigeria is alarming, said the United Nations Children’s Fund or UNICEF. As many as 27 children have been used to carry out bomb attacks in...

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