Africa

WFP to ramp up food distribution in Central African Republic

The World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up food distribution to more than one million people in the Central African Republic.

The UN agency says it urgently needs $107 million to support its work through August 2014.

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Chad hosts thousands of refugees from neighbouring countries

A remote and volatile region in the south-eastern part of Chad has become a place of safety for 50,000 refugees.

Most of them have fled ethnic violence in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region and the Central African Republic.

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UN human rights office urges Ugandan President not to sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed concern about the Anti-Homosexuality Bill passed by the Ugandan Parliament on Friday, 20 December.

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OCHA: People in South Sudan displaced by fighting need urgent aid

The international community is being asked to disburse $166 million to provide life-saving aid to people displaced from the fighting in South Sudan, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

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Secretary-General's radio message to the people of South Sudan

Hello. This is Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations.

I want to assure you that the United Nations stands with the people of South Sudan at this difficult time.

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South Sudan: Security Council votes to send more peacekeepers

In an effort to defuse the crisis in South Sudan, the Secretary-General has called for more boots on the ground to boost the UN mission’s protection capacity.

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UN chief calls for political solution to crisis in South Sudan

The United Nations remains concerned about the situation in South Sudan where fighting has broken out between government and rebel forces.

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Civilians flee as fighting and violence spreads in South Sudan

South Sudan’s capital city Juba is increasingly becoming deserted as tensions escalate between rival factions in the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA).

An estimated 40,000 civilians are being sheltered at UN bases across the country as fighting spreads.

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Conflict in South Sudan raises concern at United Nations

As fighting between rival members of the army continues in South Sudan, the United Nations is deeply concerned about this situation.

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UN General Assembly honours Nelson Mandela

The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday held a special meeting to honour Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela who passed away on 5 December.

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