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No new Ebola cases reported in Sierra Leone in past week for first time since outbreak – UN

18th August 2015 Press Releases

Sierra Leone, 17 August 2015 – The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that no new Ebola cases were reported during the most recent reporting period in Sierra Leone for the first time since the beginning of the outbreak in West Africa, thanks to strong community involvement and the thorough work of rapid response teams. (more…)

Central African Republic: meeting reported victim of sexual assault, UNICEF provides ‘every possible help’

17th August 2015 Press Releases

CAR, 16 August 2015 – Staff from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have met with a young girl in the Central African Republic reportedly raped by a UN police officer, the head of the agency has announced, explaining that UNICEF is providing her with “every possible help,” including medical assistance and support to deal with the psychological impact of the ordeal. (more…)

UN mission condemns ISIL attacks in Sirte, urges Libyans to unite against terrorism

17th August 2015 Press Releases

Libya, 15 August 2015 – Strongly condemning attacks in Sirte by the so-called Islamic State (Daesh), the United Nations Support Mission in Libya stressed today it is “high time” that Libyans agree a unity government to address the country’s challenges and “join together to confront the scourge” of the group, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. (more…)

Ban appoints experienced UN official as acting head of mission in Central African Republic

17th August 2015 Press Releases

CAR, 14 August 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Parfait Onanga-Anyanga of Gabon as his Acting Special Representative for the Central African Republic and Head of the United Nations stabilization mission in the country, known as MINUSCA. (more…)

UN human rights experts welcome release of Syrian human rights defenders

17th August 2015 Press Releases

Syria, 14 August 2015 – Welcoming recent release of three human rights defenders from Syrian Government custody, the head of a United Nations-appointed human rights panel today urged the authorities to grant an independent organization regular access to those allegedly detained. (more…)