UN agency steps up aid delivery to refugees fleeing conflict in Mali

The United Nations refugee agency said today it is stepping up the delivery of aid to people affected by the outbreak of conflict in Mali, where fighting between Government forces and Tuareg rebels has sent thousands of civilians fleeing to neighbouring countries.

UN agency steps up help as renewed fighting in Mali uproots 20,000 people

The United Nations refugee agency has deployed staff to assist some 20,000 people who have been forced to flee fighting between Government troops and rebel Tuareg groups in Mali.

Secretary-General concerned over Niger’s rising political tensions

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced concern over heightened political tensions in Niger following the decision by the African nation’s leader to dissolve Parliament.