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31 stories found over the past 45 days
Ebola: UN crisis response mission opens new office in Mali

26 November 2014 – The newest outpost of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) became operational today, while a new head of its Guinea office was named and the World Health Organization reported that the number of cases had stabilized in Guinea, had stabilized or declined in Liberia but may still be on rise in Sierra Leone.


DR Congo: Security Council condemns massacres of civilians, attacks on peacekeepers

26 November 2014 – The United Nations Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms the massacres perpetrated against civilians on 20 November near the city of Beni in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as well as the ongoing attacks targeting peacekeepers.


In Central African Republic, UN team investigates outbreak of sectarian violence

24 November 2014 – A United Nations humanitarian mission has visited a town in the Central African Republic (CAR) amid an outburst of violence that left at least 14 people injured and three killed, the Organization’s humanitarian relief office announced today.


DR Congo: UN special envoy condemns ‘trend of massacres’ in eastern province

24 November 2014 – The security situation in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is “worsening,” a senior United Nations official has warned, citing an escalating trend of massacres in the town of Beni – the site of continuing flare-ups of deadly violence between armed groups, including Ugandan-based rebels operating in the area.


Ebola: Ban hopeful of outbreak’s end by mid-2015; UN to set up response office in Mali

21 November 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that by continuing to scale up the global fight against Ebola, there is hope the outbreak could be contained by mid-2015, but he emphasized that results to date are still uneven, and announced that the Organization’s top health officials will head to Mali, where the situation is still a cause of "deep concern.”


Security Council adopts first-ever resolution on ‘invaluable role’ of UN police operations

20 November 2014 – The United Nations Security Council today adopted its first-ever resolution focusing on the world body’s policing operations, stressing their invaluable contribution to peacekeeping, civilian protection and the rule of law, and pledging to give clear mandates as well as appropriate resources to UN police-related work.


Ebola cases no longer rising in Guinea, Liberia, UN health agency reports

19 November 2014 – The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) reported today that the number of Ebola cases is “no longer increasing nationally in Guinea and Liberia, but is still increasing in Sierra Leone”, and that preparedness teams have been sent this week to Benin, Burkina Faso, Gambia and Senegal.


DR Congo: UN warns of humanitarian ‘catastrophe’ as hundreds of thousands flee violence in Katanga

18 November 2014 – Deeply concerned about the “catastrophic" humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Katanga province, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) today urged Congolese authorities and the UN stabilization mission to boost their respective capacities to stem the violence in the long-troubled, resource-rich area known as “the triangle of death.”


Ebola: DR Congo declares end to outbreak, as top footballers join global fight against virus

17 November 2014 – The United Nations today praised the end of an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as some of the world’s top football players, including Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Neymar Jr, announced they are joining the Organization’s fight to help raise global awareness in the fight against the deadly virus.


UN-backed treaty, INTERPOL operation targets ‘most wanted’ environmental fugitives

17 November 2014 – Nine fugitives are being pursued as part of a United Nations-backed joint INTERPOL global operation targeting individuals wanted for serious environmental – including wildlife – crime.