Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

Cyclone Komen further burdens thousands of displaced people in western Myanmar – UN agencies

5th August 2015 Press Releases

Myanmar, 4 August 2015 – Sweeping across western Myanmar last week, Cyclone Komen has caused extensive damage in the region, hampering assessment and relief efforts, including to areas where thousands of displaced people are living, the United Nations refugee agency reported today. (more…)

Burundi: UN condemns assassination attempt on leading human rights defender

5th August 2015 Press Releases

Burundi, 4 August 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations human rights office have strongly condemned the assassination attempt on Pierre Claver Mbonimpa, a leading Burundian human rights defender who was shot and wounded by unknown assailants in the capital on Monday. (more…)

‘Catastrophic’ floods in Myanmar hit most vulnerable, including children – UN agencies

4th August 2015 Press Releases

Myanmar, 3 August 2015 – Myanmar has suffered heavy rains, winds and flooding since Cyclone Komen made landfall in Bangladesh on 30 July, causing landslides and damage in different parts of the country, according to United Nations agencies. (more…)

Central African Republic: Security Council condemns attacks that killed peacekeeper

4th August 2015 Press Releases

CAR, 3 August 2015 – The members of the Security Council condemned today in the strongest terms the attacks against a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), which were perpetrated on Sunday in Bangui and resulted in the death of one peacekeeper. (more…)

Ban greatly concerned over ongoing deterioration of security in post-election Burundi

4th August 2015 Press Releases

Burundi, 3 August 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced concern over the situation in Burundi, where the security situation continues to worsen following the recent elections, and strongly condemned the assassination yesterday of General Adolphe Nshimirimana. (more…)