Category Archives: Press Releases

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

By | 1 September 2015

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.

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

By | 1 September 2015

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… Read More »

At Security Council, UN officials warn political turbulence in Guinea-Bissau puts past gains at risk

By | 31 August 2015

Guinea-Bissau, 28 August 2015 – With Guinea-Bissau facing political turbulence barely a year after the re-establishment of constitutional order, the top United Nations official there expressed hope today that political leaders would rise to their “historic responsibility” to preserve the gains made so far in the interest of the country and people.