Fri, 19 Dec 2014 | What, When at UN: 
  • Secretary-General visits Liberia, Sierra Leone…
  • UN humanitarian agencies brief press in Geneva…
  • Security Council debates terrorism, cross-border crime…

UN launches appeal for life-saving aid to millions of Syrians, support to host communities



As Syria’s war rages on into its fifth year, the needs for food, shelter and medicine are astronomical, several United Nations agencies said today as they launched a major appeal, requesting over $8.4 billion to help nearly 18 million people in Syria and throughout the region.


Ebola: ‘Regrettable loss’ caused by warehouse fire in Guinea

A fire engulfed a United Nations warehouse in Guinea today that contained medicines and laboratory materials used for the fight against Ebola, causing no casualties but “a regrettable loss” in supplies, which the UN mission there vowed to quickly replace. An investigation into the fire was underway.



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