UN mission in DRC concerned over arrests
The head of the UN’s peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, MONUSCO, has expressed concern over arbitrary arrests and detentions in various parts of the country.
Sahel suffers poverty, climate change and violent extremism: UN
Around 24 million people are being targeted by the UN for aid in the Sahel region of Africa.
On Wednesday, the UN launched a US$2 billion appeal to support humanitarian relief there.
The north-east Nigerian city of Maiduguri has more than doubled in size due to displacement caused by the extremist Boko Haram group.
Women and children in Unity State in South Sudan are being driven out of their villages and into the bush to escape an upsurge in fighting, according to the UN.