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Heavy rains, ongoing violence push South Sudan towards 'hunger catastrophe', warns UN agency
04 July 2014 – Already working hard to get supplies to people in South Sudan cut off by flooded roads, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that the rains, as well as the ongoing fighting, are pushing the country towards a “hunger catastrophe”. FULL TEXT>>

UN refugee agency warns Sudan over forced return of Eritrean asylum seekers
04 July 2014 – Sudan has forced dozens of Eritrean refugees and other asylum seekers to return to their home country, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said today, warning that the recent deportations are “an act of repression” and could place the lives and liberty of those expelled at risk. FULL TEXT>>

FEATURE: Should international refugee law accommodate climate change?
03 July 2014 – Can the United Nations help to protect people seeking safety abroad if their homes and jobs are destroyed by prolonged drought, rising sea levels or other climate change-related phenomena in the same way as if they were displaced by war or human rights abuses? The short answer, today anyway, is no. FULL TEXT>>

In Windhoek, Ban inaugurates UN House, hails cooperation with Namibia
24 June 2014 – Hailing the valuable history between the United Nations and the Namibian people, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived today in Windhoek to “write another chapter in our cooperation,” as he inaugurate the UN House there, which will help enhance the coordination of the world body’s activities and agencies working in the country. FULL TEXT>>

Relief funds nearly exhausted for crisis in Central African Republic – UN agencies
10 June 2014 – Less than a week after an urgent funding appeal by the heads of the lead UN food and refugee agencies, lack of donor attention threatening to cut off aid to thousands trying to escape violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) emerged again today as a top item in the bi-weekly humanitarian briefing in Geneva. FULL TEXT>>

UN agency concerned about reported abuse as thousands continue to flee Myanmar
10 June 2014 – The United Nations refugee agency said today it was receiving increasing reports of abuse and exploitation as people continue to seek safety overseas two years after inter-communal violence erupted in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. FULL TEXT>>