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In South Sudan, UN peacekeeping chief says regional engagement 'good thing' for peace process

02 August 2017 – The United Nations peacekeeping chief said today the involvement of eastern African countries in revitalizing the peace process in South Sudan was among the main topics he discussed with that nation's President, describing such regional engagement “a good thing.”


In South Sudan, UN peacekeeping chief urges an end to fighting to give peace process 'better chance'

01 August 2017 – The conflict in South Sudan has to end in order to give the peace process there “a better chance of success,” the top United Nations peacekeeping official said today, kicking off a three-day trip to the African country.


UN migration chief visits Nigeria's northeast; new fund allocates $10.5 million

01 August 2017 – The United Nations has scaled up its efforts to tackle the humanitarian crisis in northeast Nigeria, through a visit by its top migration official and the allocation of $10.5 million from a new fund.


In Central African Republic, UN peacekeeping chief underscores political solution to end violence

31 July 2017 – The top United Nations peacekeeping official is in the Central African Republic where he today discussed the security situation and the political process, while paying homage to three UN 'blue helmets' killed in the line of duty in recent days.


'The time to act is now;' end children's suffering in Iraq and across the Middle East – UNICEF

22 July 2017 – Calling for “immediate care and protection” for children caught up in violence in Iraq's war torn Mosul and other Middle East conflicts, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today warned that the lives and futures of some 27 million across the region and parts of Africa are at risk.


In DR Congo, UN aid chief says world must 'not let down' millions of people in need

21 July 2017 – Wrapping up a four-day mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations humanitarian chief today urged the world “not to forget the DRC,” and called for scaled-up relief funding to help millions of people suffering from violence, diseases, and malnutrition.


Change in behaviour for South Sudan actors 'long overdue,' Security Council told

20 July 2017 – Highlighting challenges facing South Sudan, a senior United Nations official today underlined that overcoming obstacles borne of a volatile combination of insecurity and political uncertainty is critical for the war-torn country to be put on the track to peace and stability.


South Sudan: UN agency scales up cholera response with 500,000 doses of oral vaccine

20 July 2017 – The United Nations health agency is scaling up cholera response in South Sudan, where 17,785 cases, including 320 deaths, have been reported since the outbreak in June 2106.


International community needs to 'change narrative' about Africa – UN chief Guterres

19 July 2017 – Briefing the Security Council on their strengthened collaboration, top officials from the African Union (AU) and the United Nations today highlighted their joint work on peace and security in the Gambia, Somalia and South Sudan, as well as other African countries, and urged adequate, timely and predictable funding.


Health services, especially vaccines, must ‘reach the unreached,’ stress UN agencies

17 July 2017 – Globally, nearly 13 million infants – almost one in ten – did not receive any vaccinations last year, putting them at serious risk of potentially fatal diseases, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) said today, urging greater efforts to extend the reach of health services.