Archive for January, 2015

Malawi flooding: urgent assistance needed to confront massive and complex challenges say UN experts

30th January 2015 News and Media

GENEVA (30 January 2015) – A group of United Nations human rights experts today urged the international community to rapidly provide all necessary funding and assistance to the Government of Malawi and humanitarian actors in response to some of the worst flooding in the country in living memory. Flooding has also affected Madagascar and Mozambique where international assistance is crucial to scale up responses. (more…)

With new Ebola cases reaching record low, UN health agency targets ending epidemic

30th January 2015 News and Media

Geneva, 29 January 2015 – This week, the number of new Ebola cases recorded in West Africa fell below 100 for the first time in seven months, the World Health Organization reported today as it announced that the battle against the deadly virus has shifted from slowing transmission to ending the epidemic. (more…)

As fallen peacekeeper honoured in Lebanon, UN expresses concern over security situation

30th January 2015 News and Media

Beirut, 29 January 2015 – A memorial service was held this morning at Lebanon’s International Airport in Beirut in honour of a peacekeeper from the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) who lost his life yesterday in the line of duty in the southern part of the country. (more…)

Ban condemns destruction of villages, displacement of thousands in Darfur

30th January 2015 Press Releases

New York, 29 January 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today condemned the reported aerial bombardment and destruction of villages in the Golo locality of Central Darfur, and expressed concern over the worsening security situation, which has seen thousands of civilians displaced. (more…)

Children face ‘new generation’ of crises, UNICEF warns launching record $3 billion appeal

30th January 2015 News and Media

New York, 29 January 2015 – The United Nations today launched its biggest ever humanitarian appeal to fund globe-spanning responses to emergencies and threats “stalking children in ways never before seen” and putting them in extraordinary danger of violence, hunger, disease and abuse. (more…)