Madagascar: UN Secretary-General reaffirms support for electoral process

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, has welcomed the appointment on 7 September of Rivo Rakotovao, President of the Madagascar Senate, as acting president of the country.

UN chief welcomes formation of unity government in Madagascar

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the formation on Monday of a government of national unity in Madagascar led by a non-partisan Prime Minister, as requested by the nation’s leading constitutional court.

News in Brief 27 November 2017 (AM)

UN chief condemns Central African Republic attack

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News in Brief 19 October 2017 (PM)

Drop in UN civilian casualty numbers

Casualties among UN civilian staff have fallen to their lowest levels in five years.

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News in Brief 02 October 2017 (PM)

Government of Myanmar allows UN officials to visit Rakhine state

In what was described by the UN as a “positive step,” senior officials were finally given access to Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state on Monday.

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In cyclone’s wake, UN appeals for $20 million to help affected populations in Madagascar

The United Nations and humanitarian partners are appealing for $20 million to address the devastating consequences of Cyclone Enawo in Madagascar.

News in Brief 23 March 2017 (AM)

“We are failing the children of Syria,” says UNICEF director

The fact that a dozen children were among the 53 killed in an attack on a school on Wednesday is a reminder that the world is “failing the children of Syria.”

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News in Brief 30 January 2017 (AM)

US$100m released from Emergency Response Fund for “neglected crises”

A total of US$100 million has been released from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund, or CERF, by the UN chief, to “sustain operations” in nine “neglected” emergencies around the world.

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UN agencies call for immediate support amid deepening food crisis in southern Madagascar

United Nations agencies are calling for immediate financial support for farmers and families in Madagascar in order to address the growing food crisis that could worsen if crops are not planted by December and January.

Severe hunger in southern Madagascar likely persist into 2017 due to drought-hit crops, UN warns

The impact of severe El Niño-induced drought on crop production in southern Madagascar, where nearly 850,000 people are acutely food insecure, is likely to persist into 2017 and requires an intensified humanitarian response, the United Nations agriculture agency said today.