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18 stories found over the past 45 days
South Sudan: Rebuilt bridge in Upper Nile helping local communities, improving aid delivery

12 January 2018 – For Samuel James Ayot, a villager from Akoka in rural north South Sudan, accessing basic services and earning a livelihood does not mean having to make a perilous neck-deep wade across a river, thanks to the tireless efforts of Indian peacekeepers from the United Nations mission there, who rebuilt a bridge and connected his village to a major provincial town.


UN refugee agency urges Israel to halt forced relocation of African asylum seekers

09 January 2018 – The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday appealed to the Israeli Government to not forcibly send Eritrean and Sudanese refugees or asylum seekers to sub-Saharan Africa.


Peacekeepers saved many lives despite challenges, UN officials stress at year's end

29 December 2017 – Despite a particularly deadly year for United Nations peacekeepers – with more than 60 'blue helmets' killed in hostile acts – the Organization in 2017 completed its peacekeeping objectives in Côte d'Ivoire, refocused its work in Haiti and will soon complete its mandate in Liberia.


Brutality against children 'cannot be the new normal' stresses UNICEF

28 December 2017 – The scale of attack on children in conflict zones throughout 2017 is “shocking” said the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), calling on all parties to conflict to abide by their obligations under international law and immediately end violations and attacks against children.


UN Mission welcomes agreement to revive South Sudan's peace pact

22 December 2017 – Welcoming the signing of an agreement on cessation of hostilities and improving humanitarian access in South Sudan, the United Nations Mission in the country (UNMISS) has urged all parties to work collectively to ensure durable peace in the nation.


South Sudan: First UN safe haven for displaced civilians closes

20 December 2017 – The first ‘Protection of Civilians’ site – a place of refuge and safety set up next to a United Nations base in South Sudan – has been successfully closed after internally displaced families expressed the desire and confidence to return to their homes, the UN mission in the country said Wednesday.


Hostilities flare on Yemen’s west coast, sparking new displacement – UN refugee agency

15 December 2017 – As hostilities intensify in frontline areas on Yemen’s west coast, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday that it is bracing for further displacement and a spike in humanitarian needs.


UN chief calls for 'good faith' negotiations on South Sudan's peace deal

15 December 2017 – As the conflict in South Sudan enters its fifth year, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has encouraged all South Sudanese to end the violence and peacefully resolve the crisis in the country as negotiations are set for next week.


Children are the face of conflict-fuelled humanitarian tragedy in South Sudan – UNICEF

15 December 2017 – South Sudan's children are facing a raft of daily horrors and deprivations and urgently require a peaceful, protective environment, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Friday, warning that “anything less, places children and women at even greater risk of grave violations and abuse.”


Security Council pledges support for regional push to revive South Sudan’s peace pact

14 December 2017 – As the brutal conflict in South Sudan enters its fifth year, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday said it remains deeply concerned over the situation there, and expressed strong support for a regional initiative aimed at salvaging a 2015 peace deal.