Archive for August, 2014

Weekly update on the Syrian Crisis

28th August 2014 News and Media

A Weekly Update from the UN Department of Public Information

No. 57 / 27 August 2014

Ebola: UN-organized workshop aims to boost Africa’s defences against deadly disease

28th August 2014 News and Media

Africa, 27 August 2014 – A three-day workshop organized by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) aimed at strengthening Africa’s defences against the Ebola outbreak is underway with health experts from Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. (more…)

Syria’s brutal war threatens international peace and security, says UN rights panel

28th August 2014 News and Media

Syria, 27 August 2014 – Mass atrocities by Government forces and non-State armed groups continue to take place in Syria, causing immeasurable suffering to civilians and contributing to a spillover of violence affecting international peace and stability, a United Nations-appointed panel said today. (more…)

Using Egyptian crossing for first time in seven years, UN convoy brings food aid to Gaza

28th August 2014 News and Media

Egypt, 27 August 2014 – For the first time in seven years, a humanitarian convoy of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) successfully crossed from Egypt into the Gaza Strip today, carrying enough food to feed around 150,000 people for five days. (more…)

Recent Libya fighting ‘unprecedented in gravity,’ warns outgoing UN envoy

28th August 2014 News and Media

Libya, 27 August 2014 – In recent days, armed battles, inflamed by airstrikes and fuelled by deep divisions among Libyan political factions have been “unprecedented in their gravity and very alarming,” the outgoing United Nations envoy to that country told the Security Council today. (more…)