UN and Africa: focus on DRC agreement, tobacco and refugees

Peacekeeping chief urges swift implementation of DRC agreement

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Lack of funds compromising refugee response in Uganda

Thousands of refugees, who are entering Uganda on a daily basis from three neighbouring countries, are not getting the support they need due to a lack of funding according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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Somali refugees in “dire” conditions as food rations dwindle

Somali refugees are “trapped” in camps in Yemen, Kenya, Djibouti and Ethiopia and are enduring “dire” conditions as food supplies dwindle, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has said.

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News in Brief 6 January 2017 (AM) – Geneva

DRC’s Kabila “needs to endorse political accord” and avoid new violence

The President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Joseph Kabila, should publicly support an agreement which offers free and fair elections there, the UN said on Friday.

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News in Brief 4 January 2017 (PM)

Mosul operation displaces more than 130,000

Nearly 132,000 people have been displaced by the Iraqi military operation to liberate the city of Mosul from the ISIL terrorist group, the United Nations has reported.

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