Archive for the ‘Press Releases’ Category

UN envoy on Yemen presses on towards political solution with meetings in Cairo

5th August 2015 Press Releases

Yemen, 4 August 2015 – The United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen met with officials in Cairo as part of the ongoing efforts to reach a political solution to a conflict that has led to just over 1,900 civilian deaths since fighting erupted in March and caused almost 100,000 people to flee the country. (more…)

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…)