Kasai

Children are dying now in DRC’s Kasai from malnutrition, warns UNICEF

It’s not often that experienced aid workers concede that they’ve been deeply affected on a personal level, by a humanitarian crisis.

But that’s the case on Friday, for UN Children’s Fund spokesperson Christophe Boulierac, who’s been speaking about the desperate situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Kasai region.

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DR Congo: Flaring tensions could ‘plunge Kasai region into new violence,’ UN warns

The United Nations refugee agency warned Tuesday that ongoing instability in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) poses a grave risk to civilian safety, including for several hundred refugees recently returned there from Angola.

News in Brief 16 August 2017 (AM)

UN chief condemns triple suicide bombings in Nigeria

A series of suicide bombings in northern Nigeria on Tuesday has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General.

At least 30 people were killed in the three attacks which occurred at a market and refugee camp in Borno State.

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan force, DRC atrocities, Eritrea development

Arrival of South Sudan force allows peacekeepers to patrol “insecure roads”

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News in Brief 14 July 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Venezuela security forces urged to respect demonstrators’ rights

Venezuela’s government should ensure that the country’s military avoids using excessive force against demonstrators amid reports of intimidation, the UN said on Friday.

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Malnutrition alert for 400,000 DRC Kasai children

Conflict in central Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has put an additional 400,000 children at risk of severe acute malnutrition, the UN warned on Wednesday.

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News in Brief 05 April 2017 (AM)

UN Mission in Iraq condemns suicide bombings in Tikrit

The UN Special Envoy for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, has strongly condemned the multiple suicide attacks that took place in Tikrit, a city north of the capital Baghdad.

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News in Brief 28 March 2017 (PM)

International concern over unrest in Kasaï provinces in DRC

Four international organizations have expressed deep concern over what they described as the “grave situation” in the Kasaï provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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News in Brief 20 March 2017 (PM)

“High number of deaths” reported in Kananga area of DRC

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