Africa

UN refugee agency concludes work among displaced in northern Uganda

The United Nations refugee agency said today it has concluded relief work among nearly two million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Uganda, the majority of whom have returned to their villages, after years in camps as an insurrection raged in the country’s north.

Libya: UN official impressed by pace of returns to cities emerging from conflict

A senior United Nations official who has visited the Libyan cities of Bani Walid, Sirte and Misrata, which saw some of the most intense fighting during last year’s military campaign to oust Muammar al-Qadhafi’s regime, said today he was impressed by the rate of return of displaced residents to their homes.

UN voices concern over inter-communal violence in northern Kenya

The United Nations humanitarian arm today voiced concern over inter-communal clashes in northern Kenya where some 46 people have died in recent months in reprisal attacks linked to rivalry over pasture and cattle rustling.

UN boosts security and aid in wake of ethnic violence in South Sudan

The United Nations is stepping up its peacekeeping presence in the troubled South Sudanese state of Jonglei in the wake of recent inter-ethnic violence that has displaced tens of thousands of people and killed an unknown number of others.

UN relief chief visits Sudan to discuss food insecurity in two states

Reports from people fleeing two troubled Sudanese states indicate food insecurity and rising levels of malnutrition, the United Nations humanitarian chief warned today.

UN agency voices deep concern over continued ethnic violence in South Sudan

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) expressed deep concern today about the deadly ethnic violence in South Sudan’s Jonglei state, where thousands of people have had to flee their homes in recent days.

Residents of South Sudan flashpoint town in need of aid after attack – UN official

While the showdown between the South Sudanese military and thousands of armed tribesmen over the flashpoint town of Pibor has subsided, the humanitarian situation in the area remains grim, a top United Nations official in the country warned today.