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Refugees in Minawao camp , Cameroon, after fleeing violence by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria. Photo: WFP/Sofia Engdahl 24 July 2015 – The Secretary-General condemned the twin suicide bombings that targeted the city of Maroua, the capital of Cameroon's Extreme North province, on 22 July. “The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Cameroon and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured in the terrorist attacks,” says a statement issued yesterday evening by the UN Spokesperson.Read more »


A wide view of the Security Council in session. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz (file) 22 July 2015 – The United Nations Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms the recent terrorist attack in Suruc, Turkey, which killed at least 31 and injuring over 100 people. In a statement issued today in New York, the Council underlined the need to bring perpetrators of “these reprehensible acts of terrorism” to justice. The attack took place on 20 July.Read more »


Members of a family sit outside their home in northern Afghanistan's Faryab province. Photo: UNHCR/S. Sisomsack 22 July 2015 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today condemned the bombing that killed at least 19 civilians and injured at least another 28 in the Almar district of Faryab province.Read more »


Some residents outside their tent at Suruc camp, Turkey's newest and largest refugee camp. Photo: UNHCR/I.Prickett 20 July 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the deadly terrorist attack that took place in the Turkish town of Suruc, which has reportedly claimed the lives of at least 28 people and injured more than a hundred.Read more »


Extreme violence in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states in Nigeria has led some 250,000 civilians to flee their homes and find refuge in safer areas, staying mainly with host families. Photo: UNHCR/Helen Caux 17 July 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the terrorist attacks that killed over 60 people in the towns of Gombe and Damaturu, in northeast Nigeria over the last two days.Read more »


A group of Central African Republic refugees on arrival in N'Djamena, Chad, after being evacuated from Bangui by aircraft. Photo: UNHCR/M. Farman-Farmaian 12 July 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned yesterday's deadly terrorist attack in the Chadian capital of N'Djamena, a spokesperson for the Organization said today. According to reports, a suicide bomber targeted N'Djamena's central market killing at least 15 people and injuring numerous others.Read more »


Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo (file photo) 29 June 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today’s fatal terrorist attack in Cairo which resulted in the killing of Egyptian Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat and the injuring of numerous civilians. According to media reports, Mr. Barakat died when a car bomb detonated in the Egyptian capital’s suburb of Heliopolis. At least eight others were also hurt in the attack.Read more »


Singers wearing hats advocating “No Torture” line up before performing at a Human Rights Day event outside of Mogadishu Central Prison in Somalia on 10 December 2013. UN Photo/Tobin Jones 26 June 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has renewed his call for Member States to repudiate the use of torture amid the international community’s ongoing fight against terrorism and provide victims of the inhumane practice with support critical in helping them rebuild their lives.Read more »


Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.Photo ONU/Mark Garten 15 June 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned a series of deadly bombings in the Chadian capital of N’Djamena which reportedly killed more than 25 people and injured dozens of others, according to a spokesperson for the United Nations.Read more »


Hadjara, 8, fled a Boko Haram attack against Baga in Nigeria with her family. She was shot during the attack and her arm had to be amputated at Baga-Sola hospital in Chad. Photo: OCHA/Caroline Birch 5 June 2015 – The human rights situation in Boko Haram-held areas of northern Nigeria is one of “absolute terror” and “grave” violations, the top United Nations human rights official said today amid a wider call for Nigerian authorities to thoroughly investigate reports of abuses committed by the country’s armed forces.Read more »


A group of Nigerian refugees rest in the Cameroon town of Mora after fleeing armed Boko Haram attacks. Photo: UNHCR/D. Mbaoirem 22 May 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he is deeply troubled by Boko Haram’s “continuing indiscriminate and horrific attacks” against the civilian populations of Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, according to the United Nations.Read more »


Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras (file) 13 May 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned in the “strongest possible terms” today’s terrorist attack in Pakistan which left dozens dead and many others injured, a United Nations spokesperson has confirmed. The attack targeted a passenger bus in the Pakistani city of Karachi and reportedly killed at least 45 members of the Ismaili Shia Muslim community while injuring several others.Read more »


Children collect rubbish in a dust storm in the Shabelle IDP settlement in Garowe, Somalia. Photo: UNICEF/Kate Holt 20 April 2015 – The United Nations has strongly condemned this morning's attack on a UN vehicle in north-eastern Somalia, which killed four UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) workers and seriously injured four others when a roadside bomb exploded alongside the minibus in which they were riding.Read more »


Ivan Šimonović, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré 18 April 2015 – United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović, has strongly condemned the “brutal” suicide attack that reportedly killed at least 35 people and injured more than 100 others in the Afghan city of Jalalabad earlier today.Read more »



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