Mali

Mali

26 October 2017
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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

9 October 2017

In Bangladesh, aid workers and the Government continue scaling up operations and, as of 4 October, have given food assistance to 515,500 Rohingya refugees that have fled from Myanmar. On Tuesday, the World Health Organization and partners will launch the world’s second-largest cholera vaccination campaign in Cox’s Bazar.

6 October 2017
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The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President François Delattre (France):

5 October 2017

United Nations agencies and their partners have dramatically scaled up the relief operation in Dominica as access improves across the island, OCHA reports.  And in Antigua and Barbuda, $2 million has been mobilized to help provide permanent roofing on Barbuda.

5 October 2017
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While recent crises threatening the peace process in Mali had been overcome and new agreements reached, progress must be accelerated as the situation remained perilous for peacekeepers and civilians, the head of United Nations peacekeeping efforts in the West African country told the Security Council today.

25 September 2017

The number of Rohingya refugees who have fled Myanmar and arrived in Bangladesh in the past month has reached 436,000.  Aid agencies have reached more than 80 per cent of these people with food aid and are scaling up their support.

25 September 2017
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The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Tekeda Alemu (Ethiopia):

24 September 2017
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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

20 September 2017
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Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the ministerial meeting on the implementation of the agreement for peace and reconciliation in Mali, in New York today:

8 September 2017

Mark Lowcock, the new head of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), will travel to Niger and Nigeria from 9 to 12 September to raise the profile of the Lake Chad Basin crisis impacting some 17 million people.  He will seek additional humanitarian support to avert the risk of famine.

6 September 2017

OCHA says a cholera outbreak has been reported in Borno State, north-eastern Nigeria, the first case of which was recorded on 16 August.  More than 530 suspected cases had been registered as of yesterday, including 23 deaths, mainly in Muna Garage, a camp hosting about 20,000 internally displaced persons on the outskirts of Maiduguri, the state capital.

6 September 2017
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The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Tekeda Alemu (Ethiopia):

5 September 2017
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Targeting actors derailing the peace process in Mali, the Security Council decided unanimously today to impose sanctions and create a new committee and panel of experts to examine alleged violations.

5 September 2017
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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

15 August 2017

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and its partners have begun relocating more than 33,000 Congolese refugees from over-crowded reception centres in northern Angola to a newly established settlement in Lóvua, some 100 kilometres further inland, where they will all receive a plot of land on which to build shelters and grow food.

14 August 2017
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The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta (Egypt):

14 August 2017
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The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

14 August 2017

The Government and the United Nations held an event in Mogadishu to celebrate Somalia’s polio-free status of the last three years.  The World Health Organization applauded Somalia’s efforts to ward off the highly infectious virus while urging continued caution and vigilance.

11 August 2017

The International Organization for Migration has released a report profiling migrants passing through its West Africa transit centres.  It reveals wide-spread misinformation about what awaits migrants on their journeys and in countries of temporary residence, particularly Algeria and Libya, where migrants reported abusive treatment, physical violence, and/or threats.

7 August 2017

Aid workers in Iraq are preparing to bring water, hygiene, sanitation, food and emergency medical care to those in need ahead of the anticipated military campaign to retake the Da’esh-held town of Telafar, some 60 kilometres west of Mosul.  Some 60,000 people are believed to remain trapped in the city and its environs.