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Secretary-General congratulates Lesotho for holding of peaceful elections

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulates the people of Lesotho for conducting peaceful elections recently for the African country's National Assembly, his spokesperson said overnight.

Lesotho: Ban lauds successful conclusion of mediation following disputed polls

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today lauded the recent successful conclusion of a two-year mediation process to peacefully resolve the grievances stemming from disputed elections held in Lesotho in 2007.

UN-funding to help immunize 630,000 children against measles in Lesotho

The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) is giving $646,000 to immunize hundreds of thousands of children in Lesotho, the Southern African country which since January has been grappling with a deadly outbreak of the disease.

New UN Internet campaign links rural African farmers to food bloggers

An innovative United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) online fundraising campaign will connect farmers in rural Africa to food bloggers worldwide.

UN agriculture fund announces $8.7 million programme for support Lesotho

The United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) today announced the launch of an $8.7 million programme aimed at helping some 37,000 poor rural people in Lesotho have better access to financial services.

Local food purchase by UN agency provides boost to Lesotho’s farmers

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) reported today that its purchase of maize directly from small farmers in Lesotho, who used conservation to produce a surplus amid the country’s worst drought in 30 years, is having a beneficial effect on local communities.

UN launches flash appeal for drought-stricken Lesotho

With one of the worst droughts in 30 years ravaging Lesotho, the United Nations has launched a $18.9 million flash appeal for the small Southern African kingdom where it is estimated that up to 553,000 people – one in four of the population – could face severe hunger.

Top UN official appeals for aid to enable Lesotho to respond to food crisis

The top United Nations humanitarian official today called for international assistance to help Lesotho which is facing its worst food crisis, with 400,000 people – or a fifth of the population of the small southern African nation – in need of emergency food aid.

More than 400,000 facing food shortages in Lesotho due to drought – UN

A new report by two United Nations agencies says that more than 400,000 people in Lesotho face food shortages due to the country’s most severe drought in 30 years.

UNICEF recommends helpline to protect children in Lesotho from abuse

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has recommended the establishment of a telephone outreach line in Lesotho to help prevent abuse, violence and exploitation of the country's young people.