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Security Council cites terrorism, deteriorating humanitarian conditions as challenges for West Africa

24 July 2017 – The Security Council today welcomed recent positive political developments in some West African countries, but expressed concern over the threat of terrorism in the region.


In DR Congo, UN aid chief says world must 'not let down' millions of people in need

21 July 2017 – Wrapping up a four-day mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations humanitarian chief today urged the world “not to forget the DRC,” and called for scaled-up relief funding to help millions of people suffering from violence, diseases, and malnutrition.


In Nigeria, UN deputy chief says 'messages of women' vital to sustainable peace, development

20 July 2017 – Urgent action is needed now towards the meaningful participation of women in peace processes, as well ensuring their voices are heard in all aspects of society, the United Nations deputy chief told reporters in Abuja today as part of a first-ever UN-African Union trip focused on women, peace and security.


Drought in DPR Korea threatens food supply during ongoing lean season

20 July 2017 – Amid the worst drought in nearly two decades in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations agricultural agency is calling for emergency food assistance, as well as irrigation and farming equipment, to help farmers get through the lean season.


More flexibility and mobility for UN peacekeepers in DR Congo – senior official says

19 July 2017 – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is becoming more flexible and mobile, the head of that mission today said, by focusing on rapid deployment of troops and air surveillance.


Haiti has chance to solidify stability before UN mission’s drawdown, Security Council told

18 July 2017 – With three months left before the current United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti transitions to a smaller one, a UN envoy stressed today that the Caribbean country faces the “window of opportunity” to solidify stability, following recent elections.


On Nelson Mandela Day, UN celebrates South African leader’s service to humanity

18 July 2017 – Marking what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 99th birthday, the United Nations today honoured his lifetime of service and dedication to justice and equality.


Children increasingly targeted for murder, rape in Central African Republic – UNICEF

18 July 2017 – Renewed fighting in the Central African Republic (CAR) is increasingly targeting children, while there are concerns that the humanitarian needs in the country could escalate to levels not seen since the crisis four years ago, United Nations humanitarian officials today said.


DR Congo: UN refugee agency sounds alarm as displacement sees no end in Kasai region

14 July 2017 – The United Nations refugee agency has alerted the humanitarian community about the violence and continued displacement of civilians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from the Kasai region where the estimated number of displaced people now exceeds 1.3 million.


Security Council warned DR Congo’s violence on rise amid little political progress

11 July 2017 – The security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continues to be a major source of concern, with violence in the Kasai provinces, in the western part of the vast country, reaching “disturbing” levels, the United Nations Security Council was told today.