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South Sudan: UN provides aid to displaced civilians ahead of rains New York, Apr 30 : The United Nations refugee agency is preparing to airlift relief supplies to South Sudan on Tuesday for 100,000 displaced people ahead of the rainy season, while the top UN relief official there is calling for a month-long truce to enable people to move around safely and cultivate their fields. 30-Apr-2014
Egypt: Ban alarmed by recent mass death sentence New York, Apr 29 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday voiced alarmed at the news that another preliminary mass death sentence has been handed down in Egypt, where more than 680 people were reportedly on trial, a topic he will raise later this week in a meeting with the Egyptian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Nabil Fahmy. 29-Apr-2014
UN urges Syria to complete chemical weapons removal New York, Apr 28 : Nearly eight percent of Syria's declared chemical weapons material remains on its territory and should be removed in the shortest possible timeframe, despite the difficult security situation, the head of the Joint Mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations on Sunday urged. 28-Apr-2014
CAR: UN concerned over children suffering from malnutrition New York, Apr 26 : The number of children being treated for severe acute malnutrition in the Central African Republic’s war-torn capital, Bangui, has tripled since the beginning of 2014, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) confirmed on Friday, predicting that more children are likely to suffer in the coming months. 26-Apr-2014
UNESCO denounces killing of media workers in Syria New York, Apr 25 : The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom on Thursday urged respect for professional and citizen journalists after three media workers from a Lebanese television station were killed while reporting on clashes south of Damascus in Syria. 25-Apr-2014
Syria: UN issues plea to save besieged civilians New York, Apr 24 : Calling urgently on Syrian authorities and the opposition to allow aid access, end siege warfare and halt the indiscriminate bombing of civilians, the top United Nations humanitarian officials on Wednesday also issued a strong challenge to “those with the responsibility, power and influence” to find the courage to re-energize a thus-far failed diplomatic push to end the brutal three-year conflict. 24-Apr-2014
South Sudan: UN concerned over surging violence, malnutrition New York, Apr 23 : Confirming that children were killed in South Sudan during recent brutal attacks on displaced civilians or as a result of being recruited by armed groups, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday that the surging violence is exacerbating an already “very dangerous” malnutrition crisis. 23-Apr-2014
UN warns Syria against holding election amidst crisis New York, Apr 22 : Urging Syrian authorities to reconsider plans to conduct a presidential election in early June, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Joint UN-League of Arab States Special Representative Lakhdar Brahimi on Monday pledged to continue to seek and build on any opportunity to resolve the country’s three-year civil war. 22-Apr-2014
South Sudan: UNSC condemns latest attacks against civilians New York, Apr 19 : The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Friday voiced its outrage at the recent attacks by armed groups in South Sudan that have purposefully targeted civilians as well as the United Nations peacekeeping mission sites and personnel. 19-Apr-2014
Kenya: UN disturbed by arrests of Somali refugees New York, Apr 18 : The United Nations on Thursday voiced concern over the arrest and detention of over 1,000 refugees and asylum-seekers who were rounded up during counter-terrorism operations launched by Kenyan security forces in Nairobi this month. 18-Apr-2014
UN seeks emergency funds to aid civilians fleeing CAR New York, Apr 17 : United Nations humanitarian agencies and their partners on Wednesday launched a joint appeal to donors to fund emergency operations in support of the growing number of people who have been fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) since last December. 17-Apr-2014
UN condemns ongoing violence in South Sudan New York, Apr 16 : The number of people seeking shelter at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) base in the Unity state capital, Bentiu, has doubled over the past few days, UN Humanitarian Coordinator Toby Lanzer said in Juba on Tuesday. 16-Apr-2014
UNSC concerned over worsening situation in Ukraine New York, Apr 14 : In the wake of the violent clashes that have swept eastern Ukraine over the past 24 hours as pro- and anti-Government demonstrators have faced off in the region, a senior United Nations political official warned the UN Security Council (UNSC) this evening that the crisis will only deepen unless intensive efforts are made by all sides to de-escalate the situation. 14-Apr-2014
UN urges credible industrial policies to transform Africa New York, Apr 12 : While Africa has recorded impressive economic growth in the past decade, more credible industrial policies and institutions are needed to advance the structural transformation of the continent, says a new report released on Friday by the United Nations and the African Union. 12-Apr-2014
Sudan: UN urges support to prevent further food crisis New York, Apr 11 : The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Thursday called for urgent support for farmers and herders in Sudan in order to help prevent a further worsening of the food security situation in the country. 11-Apr-2014
UN provides aid to besieged Syrians in eastern Aleppo New York, Apr 10 : The United Nations refugee agency and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) said on Wednesday it managed to bring humanitarian aid to a besieged neighbourhood in eastern Aleppo, an area that had been cut off from assistance since last June. 10-Apr-2014
UN assists Syrians amidst fears of drought impact New York, Apr 9 : While noting that the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provided assistance to a record 4 million Syrians in March, a new report out on Tuesday highlights that, with only one month left in the rainy season, a potential drought may strain the country’s already fragile food security situation. 09-Apr-2014
UN launches response for flood-affected Solomon islands New York, Apr 8 : The United Nations and its partners in the Pacific have begun deployments to Honiara on Monday in support of the Solomon Islands’ Government response to what is considered to be “the worst floods ever seen in the country,” killing at least 23 people and affecting another 50,000 across the country. 08-Apr-2014
Rwanda: Ban urges global support to prevent future atrocities New York, Apr 7 : As Rwandans commemorate the genocide that took place 20 years ago, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed during a visit to Kigali on Sunday the need for the international community to learn from such atrocities and to ensure that the words 'never again' are translated into action. 07-Apr-2014
Ban hails role of women in achieving world free of landmines New York, Apr 5 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for greater measures to involve more women at higher levels in mine action, stressing their vital role in advancing the vision of a world free of landmines. 05-Apr-2014
UN seeks effort to prevent catastrophe in South Sudan New York, Apr 4 : With no political solution to the conflict that has torn South Sudan apart in sight, senior United Nations officials working in the country stressed on Thursday that they are in a “race against time” ahead of the rainy season to help prevent a health and hunger catastrophe. 04-Apr-2014
Actress Connie Britton appointed UN goodwill ambassador New York, Apr 3 : United States actress Connie Britton was appointed on Wednesday Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with a special focus on poverty eradication and women’s empowerment worldwide. 03-Apr-2014
Haiti: UN seeks efforts to tackle cholera New York, Apr 2 : The United Nations official tasked with coordinating the response to the cholera epidemic in Haiti says the country is not receiving the international attention it deserves, and is calling on the donor community to scale up support to combat the disease. 02-Apr-2014
UN officials reach South Sudan amid hunger, displacement New York, Apr 1 : Senior United Nations relief officials began a visit to South Sudan on Monday to meet conflict-affected people and to review the ongoing response and needs amid a spiralling humanitarian crisis in the world’s youngest nation. 01-Apr-2014
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