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Dire health situation of 2 million Libyans ‘cannot wait for political solution’ to conflict – UN agency official

28 January 2016 – With a political deal among Libya’s numerous factions in flux, some $50 million is urgently needed to meet the life-saving needs of nearly 2 million people in crisis-torn country, as the conflict lingers and the yearlong peace process has again hit stumbling blocks, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.


Pakistan: Ban condemns suicide bombing near polio eradication centre in Quetta

13 January 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today’s suicide bombing close to the premises of a polio eradication centre in Quetta, Pakistan, reportedly killing at least 15 people, and wounding 25 others.


Yemen’s war-weary children face ‘new year of pain and suffering’ – UNICEF official

12 January 2016 – The ongoing deadly violence in Yemen has left nearly 10 million children facing threats of malnutrition and disease, lack of education, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) representative to the country warned today, calling for unhindered humanitarian access to all those in need and an end to the conflict.


Five polio-free years in South-East Asia Region, announces UN health agency

12 January 2016 – The United Nations health agency today announced that the South-East Asia Region has completed five years without any case of wild poliovirus, a highly infectious disease that invades the nervous system and for which there is still no cure.