From the Field

UN-backed fish farm project unites Ugandans and refugees

The number of people who have fled their homes due to conflict, persecution and instability hit a record high of 65.6 million in 2016, according to the latest data from the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

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Young refugee mother in Uganda thankful for UN support

A young mother who escaped conflict in South Sudan is grateful to have found shelter and safety at a UN-run refugee camp in neighbouring Uganda.

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Praise for peacekeepers' support in recent South Sudan crisis

Peacekeepers at the UN mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, are being praised by the top UN official in the country for their speedy response in support of a recent humanitarian emergency in the north.

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“Unique experience” for British engineers in South Sudan

British engineers who have recently joined the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) are enjoying a unique experience according to the Commanding Officer of the contingent.

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“Imperative” Somali elections handled “correctly”

It is “imperative” that the upcoming elections in Somalia are handled correctly given that the electoral process for parliament was marred by corruption and intimidation.

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“Permanent ceasefire” between Lebanon-Israel “best outcome”

Moving towards a “permanent ceasefire” between Lebanon and Israel remains the “real challenge” facing the UN’s Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

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UN Police face “true hardship” taking care of local communities

UN Police officers face “true hardship” taking care of the local communities they are assigned to.

That’s according to Stefan Feller, the UN Police Adviser for Peacekeeping Operations.

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Steep learning curve for UN police officers

A steep learning curve faces United Nations police officers when they are stationed in a mission where the UN is providing support.

That’s the view of Maria Appelblom, chief of the organization’s Standing Police Capacity which is based in Italy.

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“Inclusive” aspect of “living together” stressed at UN conference

The importance of diverse communities living together in harmony is expected to be underlined at a UN conference getting underway in Azerbaijan on Monday.

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Countries urged more action on task force against Boko Haram

A senior UN representative is calling for more “active interaction” among countries fighting the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram.

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