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35 stories found over the past 45 days
Ban condemns escalated fighting in South Sudan, deplores deaths of civilians in UN camp

20 May 2015 – The United Nations has strongly condemned the escalation of hostilities in the past ten days between Government and opposition forces in Unity and Upper Nile States in South Sudan.


South Sudan: UNICEF warns women and children being victimized ‘with frightening regularity’

19 May 2015 – Almost two years since the eruption of the conflict in South Sudan, the situation continues to deteriorate with women and small children making up the majority of most recent casualties, a representative from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the country said today.


South Sudan: UN says 650,000 at risk due to renewed violence, as Security Council threatens sanctions

18 May 2015 – Gravely concerned at the ongoing violence in South Sudan, the Security Council has condemned both the renewed Government-led offensive in Unity state, as well as a recent large-scale attack by opposition forces on the war-torn town of Malakal, threatening to impose sanctions on all those threatening the country’s peace, security and stability.


Libya: UN mission urges end to abduction of civilians, warns of criminal liability for such acts

15 May 2015 – Armed groups across Libya are responsible for abductions of civilians including minors on account of their actual or perceived origin, opinion, family and political affiliation, the United Nations mission in the country said today.


‘Untold suffering’ of South Sudanese people must end, UN envoy tells Security Council

14 May 2015 – The security situation in South Sudan deteriorated further during late April and early May, the head of the United Nations mission in the country warned today as she briefed the Security Council on the “very worrying” developments that have had a devastating effect on civilians.


UN mission in Afghanistan condemns killing of 17 civilians by Taliban

14 May 2015 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has strongly condemned yesterday's killing of at least 17 civilians in two separate attacks for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility.


UN mission ‘strongly deplores’ deteriorating tensions in Sudan’s Darfur region

12 May 2015 – The joint United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has strongly deplored “the rapid deterioration of tensions” between the Rezeigat and Ma’alia tribes as both parties continue to engage each other in a series of armed confrontations which have resulted in dozens of casualties.


UN voices deep concern as deadly violence flares up across South Sudan

12 May 2015 – A deadly outburst of violence between residents of a United Nations protection-of-civilians (PoC) site in the South Sudanese capital of Juba has prompted the Organization's strong condemnation and triggered wider concern over the safety of internally displaced persons (IDPs) throughout the country.


UN mission in Darfur ‘seriously concerned’ by escalating tensions between tribes

11 May 2015 – Following recent escalation in tensions between the Rezeigat and Ma’alia tribes, the joint United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur today expressed serious concern about the possible implications and encouraged the leaders and members of both groups to exercise maximum restraint, engage in meaningful dialogue to resolve their dispute.


South Sudan: heavy fighting and reported ‘atrocities’ in northeast force UN to evacuate staff

11 May 2015 – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has expressed growing concern about “continuing and consistent reports” emanating from two north-eastern counties regarding a surge in kidnappings and rapes and an overall uptick in violence, which has forced the UN and other aid agencies to withdraw staff from the region.