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Traffic in Tripoli, Libya. Photo: UNSMIL/Abbas Toumi Libya: UN mission documents 49 civilian casualties in June
1 July 2016

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) reported today that for the month of June, it documented 49 civilian casualties, including 18 deaths and 31 injuries, as a result of hostilities across the country.

 
Cholera vaccination campaign underway in Archaie, Haiti. Photo: UN/MINUSTAH/Logan Abassi INTERVIEW: Amid progress in fighting cholera, UN official urges support to health-care system
1 July 2016

While the incidence of cholera in Haiti has decreased by 90 per cent since an outbreak that began shortly after the devastating earthquake of 2010, more investment is needed in the country’s health-care system to fully eliminate the disease and address the country’s other health challenges, a top United Nations official today said.

 
Civilians seeking refuge in the UN compound in the city of Wau, South Sudan. UN Photo South Sudan: Concerned about thousands cut off by fighting, Security Council urges calm in Wau
1 July 2016

The United Nations Security Council today called for a stop to the fighting in Wau, South Sudan, and urged access for the United Nations and its humanitarian partners to some 9,000 civilians reportedly sheltering in a school and in other parts of the town.

 
Afghan National Police in training in Kabul. Photo: UNAMA/Eric Kanalstein UN mission in Afghanistan condemns Taliban attack on national police cadets
30 June 2016

The top United Nations official in Afghanistan today condemned a suicide attack targeting national police in the country’s capital, Kabul.

 
UN peacekeepers in Liberia. Photo: UNMIL/Staton Winter UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia handing over security responsibility to national forces
30 June 2016

Liberian security forces are taking full control of their security for the first time since the civil war ended 13 years ago, marking a historic milestone for the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Liberia and a major benchmark in the country’s peace process.

 
Wide view of the Security Council on 29 June 2016 where members took action on mandates of peacekeeping operations in Mali, Darfur, and the Golan Heights. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine Security Council extends mandates of UN peacekeeping operations in Darfur, Golan and Mali
29 June 2016

The Security Council took action today on three United Nations-led peacekeeping operations, extending the mandates of operations in Mali, Darfur, and the Golan Heights.

 
Head of MINUSMA Mahamat Saleh Annadif meeting with peacekeepers in the Gao region of Mali. Photo: MINUSMA INTERVIEW: Conversation with top UN official on security and peace efforts in Mali
29 June 2016

The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peace operation in Mali and increased its strength to more than 15,000 peacekeepers. The decision followed a request from the UN envoy in Mali to boost support for the peacekeeping mission.

 
A Senegalese Quick Reaction Force (QRF) in Bangui, Central African Republic, to bolster forces of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). UN Photo/Nektarios Markogiannis Security Council denounces killing of UN peacekeeper in Central African Republic
29 June 2016

Warning that attacks against United Nations peacekeepers may constitute war crimes, the Security Council has strongly condemned the killing of a ‘blue helmet’ serving with the United Nations operation in the Central African Republic (CAR).

 
A MINUSCA patrol in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR). Photo: MINUSCA Secretary-General condemns killing of UN peacekeeper in Central African Republic
27 June 2016

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the recent killing in Bangui of a peacekeeper serving with the UN operation in the Central African Republic (CAR), his spokesman said today.

 
Challenges facing South Sudanese include poor harvests, price hikes, conflict and displacement. UN Photo/Isaac Billy South Sudan: Ban concerned over escalation of violence
25 June 2016

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he is deeply concerned about the current escalation of violence between the Sudan's People Liberation Army (SPLA) and armed groups, in Wau town and surrounding areas, in South Sudan.

 

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