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Amid ongoing Ebola outbreak, UN ramps up Organization-wide response

23rd October 2014 Press Releases

New York, 22 October 2014 – A United Nations health committee has met for the third time in three months to evaluate the Organization’s ongoing response to the global Ebola crisis amid broader agency-wide efforts in confronting the deadly disease, UN officials confirmed today. (more…)

Syria: UN convoy crosses lines to reach children fleeing besieged Kobane

22nd October 2014 Press Releases

Syria, 21 October 2014 – Trucks carrying lifesaving supplies for Syrian children have managed to cross over the battle line in Aleppo for the first time in months, a spokesperson for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today in what was described as a “small but significant breakthrough” in the UN agency’s efforts to help children displaced by the fighting in Kobane. (more…)

‘Clock is ticking’ for Gaza; pledges for aid, reconstruction must be honoured – Ban

22nd October 2014 Press Releases

Gaza, 21 October 2014 – On the heels of last week’s visit to Gaza, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council today that promises made at a recent donor conference on rebuilding the war-ravaged enclave must “quickly materialize” into concrete assistance on the ground, especially as winter approaches. (more…)

As Ebola response accelerates, UN health agency prepares for arrival of trial vaccines

22nd October 2014 Press Releases

Geneva , 21 October 2014 – Amid positive developments in the global fight against Ebola, including a growing response to the Secretary-General’s appeals for the more funding to tackle the outbreak, the United Nations health agency today announced the expected delivery of Ebola candidate vaccines, as the UN system continues to ramps up efforts to quell the spread of the deadly virus. (more…)

South Sudan: UN Mission transfers internally displaced persons to protection site

22nd October 2014 Press Releases

South Sudan, 21 October 2014 – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has opened new sites for about 28,000 internally displaced persons adjacent to its bases in three state capitals to improve living conditions of civilians who have been uprooted by the recent conflict, a senior UN official said in Juba today. (more…)