Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

Clashes in Central African Republic force thousands to seek refuge at UN peacekeeping base

28th August 2015 Press Releases

CAR, 27 August 2015 – Clashes between rival militias in the past few days have forced several thousand people to flee their homes in the Central African Republic (CAR) town of Bambari and seek shelter at a former cotton factory inside the compound of the United Nations peacekeeping mission, the UN refugee agency said today. (more…)

As Libyan political talks resume, UN envoy urges parties to set aside differences, agree unity government

28th August 2015 Press Releases

Libya, 27 August 2015 – The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has announced that a round of Libyan political dialogue began today in Skhirat, Morocco, with discussions expected to focus on expediting the process towards finalizing the Libyan Political Agreement, including reaching agreement on a Government of National Accord. (more…)

Aid community must scale up support to troubled Lake Chad region, urges senior UN official

28th August 2015 Press Releases

Lake Chad, 27 August 2015 – A senior United Nations relief official today called on the international community to ramp up its support in response to the multifaceted humanitarian challenges affecting Chad, the seventh largest refugee-hosting country in the world. (more…)

UN humanitarian agencies reach thousands of South Sudanese cut off for months

28th August 2015 Press Releases

South Sudan, 27 August 2015 – Emergency relief teams from the United Nations have managed to reach more than 27,000 people in a town in South Sudan cut off by insecurity since March where “there were only some fish and a few tomatoes for sale in the market, and almost nobody had the means to buy them.” (more…)

Ban welcomes South Sudanese leader Kiir’s signature of agreement to resolve conflict

28th August 2015 Press Releases

South Sudan, 27 August 2015 – Welcoming President Salva Kiir’s signing of the agreement on the resolution of the conflict in South Sudan, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the move is “a critical and necessary step towards ending the 20 month-long conflict that has devastated [the country] and subjected its people to unspeakable suffering.” (more…)