Wrapping up a six-day visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a top United Nations humanitarian official today warned that the scope of the country's relief needs was far greater than the resources available to aid organizations in the country.
A group of 42 leading humanitarian and development organizations working in Kenya has urged governments and donors to support the $89 million appeal launched in February by the Kenyan Government and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
Malaysian business executives attending a workshop on Sub-Saharan Africa have expressed their interest in doing business on the continent, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which sponsored the event.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has moved more than 27,000 Sierra Leonean refugees in Guinea from high-risk border camps to safer sites further inland, a spokesman for the organization said today in Geneva.
Some 28 million people in Africa will face severe food shortages this year -- many in countries that have been torn by conflict and ravaged by adverse weather conditions, according to a new report by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).
The Sierra Leonean rebel group Revolutionary United Front (RUF) has assured a visiting top-level United Nations official of its desire to cooperate with the peacekeeping operation in the country to further the peace process.