Daily Archives: August 8, 2017

Quick response critical to stem year-long cholera outbreak in South Sudan – UN agency

8 August 2017 &#150 Rapid responses are critical to stemming a cholera outbreak that has afflicted South Sudan for more than a year, exacerbating an already dire humanitarian situation that has left approximately four million …

“Work together to deepen the rule of law” in Mauritania urges UN chief

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Drought has affected residents of the Mbera refugee camp, Mauritania, in the Sahel region of Africa. Photo: WFP/Justin Smith.

Mauritanians need to work together in order to deepen the rule …

Lieutenant General Leonard Muriuki Ngondi of Kenya Appointed Force Commander, African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat today announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Leonard Muriuki Ngondi of Kenya as Force Commander for the African Union‑United Nations Hybrid Operation …

UN Daily News Programme 08 August 2017

Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Matt Wells.

In today’s programme: Phased deployment of a regional protection force begins in South Sudan, …

The battle over the future of US food aid

The head of the UN’s food aid agency recently surprised humanitarian analysts by claiming a direct link between food aid and preventing violent extremism.

WFP’s David Beasley, a nominee of President Donald Trump, said “