Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

New Ebola case in Sierra Leone prompts expansion of experimental vaccine trial – UN health agency

2nd September 2015 Press Releases

Sierra Leone, 1 September 2015 – The detection of a new case of Ebola in Sierra Leone over the weekend after the West African country had marked almost three weeks of zero cases has prompted the use of an experimental vaccine to fight the disease, according to the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO). (more…)

UNMISS kicks off farming, community projects in Rajaf

2nd September 2015 Press Releases

South Sudan, 1 September 2015 – Seeking to boost relations with the local community, UNMISS has been assisting a Central Equatoria village with farming, carpentry, basketball and kindergarten.

As part of the Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) project, the mission has cleared 1.8 square metres of land for farming in Rajaf village, 15 kilometres south of Juba. (more…)

Yemen: ‘worrying outbreak’ of dengue fever prompts UN health agency appeal for safe humanitarian corridor

1st September 2015 Press Releases

Yemen, 31 August 2015 – The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is appealing for a safe corridor to reach more than 3 million people in war-torn Yemen’s most populated governorate, Taiz, where “an extreme spike” in cases of dengue fever has been recorded over the past two weeks. (more…)

More than 850,000 people face acute food insecurity in Somalia, UN food assessment shows

1st September 2015 Press Releases

Somalia, 31 August 2015 – Somalia’s humanitarian situation remains “alarming” four years after a devastating famine with the number of people requiring emergency aid rising 17 per cent to more than 850,000 and those in “food-stressed” situations still at 2.3 million, according to the latest United Nations-managed food assessment study released today. (more…)

Ban ‘deeply regrets’ Egyptian court decision to uphold sentences of Al Jazeera journalists

1st September 2015 Press Releases

New York, 30 August 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed “deep regret’ over the decision by the Egyptian court of Cassation to uphold the sentencing of several Al Jazeera journalists and has reiterated his appeal for their cases to be resolved expeditiously and in accordance with the country’s international obligations to protect free expression. (more…)