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27 stories found over the past 45 days
Many aid groups unable to manage war zone risks, says UN-backed report

22 June 2017 – Humanitarian aid workers want to help people in some of the biggest war zones, but extreme risks and threats are paralyzing their operations, a United Nations-backed report today concluded.


With armed groups spreading in Central African Republic, UN expert urges action

20 June 2017 – The situation in the Central African Republic is “unsustainable,” an independent United Nations expert today warned, urging the Government to stop the spread of armed groups and increasing human rights violations.


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

13 June 2017 – 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.


Central African Republic: UN mission determined to fulfil mandate despite attacks on peacekeepers

12 June 2017 – The United Nations envoy for the Central African Republic today warned against increasing attacks on civilians and peacekeeping personnel while stressing the need to reenergize the political process to achieve sustainable peace in the conflict-torn country.


Conflict and drought deepen food insecurity in Africa, Middle East – UN agency

09 June 2017 – Protracted fighting and unrest are swelling the ranks of displaced and hungry ins some parts of the world, even as large agricultural harvests in some regions are buoying global food supply conditions, according to a new report by the United Nations agriculture agency.


UN urges aid for civilians swept up in Central African Republic’s ‘new spiral of escalating violence’

01 June 2017 – Warning that violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) is quickly escalating, the top United Nations aid official in the country today urged the international community to assist the tens of thousands of newly displaced civilians.


‘Warning signs are flashing’ in crisis-torn Central African Republic, warns senior UN official

31 May 2017 – Despite “vast improvement” in security in parts of the Central African Republic (CAR), there are still deep tensions and some fear of a sudden relapse, a top United Nations human rights official said while visiting the strife-torn country.


UN Standing Police Capacity: 10 years of rapid assistance to peace operations

31 May 2017 – Ten years on, the United Nations Standing Police Capacity (SPC) continues to bolster peacekeeping operations by providing immediate start-up capability and strengthening police components with timely support, advice and assistance.


DR Congo approves Ebola vaccine to counter outbreak; UN-trained volunteers to educate local populations

30 May 2017 – To contain the latest outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) provided technical support to 145 volunteers of the Congolese Red Cross and community health workers to deliver lifesaving information to local populations in remote areas along the Central African Republic border.


Central African Republic: Amid fresh violence, UN rallies support for displaced

30 May 2017 – United Nations agencies are seeking to rally support for the people fleeing escalating violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), while the Organization's human rights office has called for the establishment of a strong justice system in the country.