Liberia

Liberia

20 April 2018

Drought hits the Sahel region hard, with more than 10 million people expected to need emergency food assistance, up from 7.1 million currently, if adequate assistance is not provided in time. Poor rains in 2017 are now deeply affecting parts of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Senegal.

19 April 2018
SC/13308

Following the completion of the 14‑year‑long mandate of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) on 30 March, the Security Council stressed today that the Organization would remain an important partner for the West African nation as it continued to consolidate peace and stability in the future.

2 April 2018

The World Food Programme today airlifted life-saving, nutrient-dense biscuits from its Humanitarian Depot in Dubai to Papua New Guinea.  The plane carried enough food to feed approximately 60,000 people.  More than 270,000 people require humanitarian aid since a devastating earthquake struck the country in February.

30 March 2018
SG/SM/18966-PKO/713

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

23 March 2018
DSG/SM/1149

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the event “Liberia Moment”, in Monrovia today:

23 March 2018

Humanitarian operations for over 800,000 people have resumed in Rann town, in Nigeria’s Borno State following several United Nations security assessments, according to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.  However, aid workers have not yet been authorized to stay overnight.

22 March 2018

The Global Report on Food Crises, published today, sounded an alarm regarding surging levels of acute hunger.  Some 124 million people in 51 countries were affected by acute food insecurity in 2017 — 11 million more than in 2016.

22 March 2018
DSG/SM/1147

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Liberian National Peace and Reconciliation conference “Local Voices for Inclusive Reconciliation”, in Monrovia today:

22 March 2018
DSG/SM/1148-PKO/711

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the occasion of the closure of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), in Monrovia today:

21 March 2018

Since 11 March, the United Nations estimates that more than 50,000 people have left eastern Ghouta, Syria.  Amid visits from United Nations teams in recent days, most of the existing shelters do not have the capacity or infrastructure to accommodate the large number of people arriving in rural areas near Damascus.

22 January 2018

Despite making headlines for its nuclear programme, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea topped the list of the 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2017, according to a study released today by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and its partners. 

8 January 2018
SC/13154

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Kairat Umarov (Kazakhstan):

29 December 2017
SG/SM/18845

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

27 December 2017
SG/SM/18841

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

22 November 2017
SC/13084

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Sebastiano Cardi (Italy):

12 October 2017

With today marking one year since the start of the military campaign to retake Mosul from Da’esh, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq said that of the 1 million people who fled the city, some 673,000 are still displaced.  She noted that the number of people who fled exceeded the worst-case projections of aid workers.

11 October 2017
SG/SM/18744

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

4 August 2017

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) released its annual report today which says that, after two years of economc contraction, all countries in the region except Venezuela, Saint Lucia and Suriname will record positive, though still low, growth this year.

31 July 2017

The United Nations has allocated $10.5 million to help people in need of life‑saving humanitarian assistance in north-east Nigeria.  The humanitarian crisis there and in the Lake Chad region is among the most severe in the world today, with 8.5 million in need of humanitarian assistance in the three worst‑affected Nigerian States of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.

24 July 2017
SC/12923

The Security Council today commended the commitment of the people and Government of Liberia to peace and to developing democratic processes, welcoming the new peacebuilding plan and noting the importance of upcoming presidential and legislative elections.