Tag Archives: CommunicableDiseases

FAO issues alert over lethal virus affecting popular tilapia fish

Photo: ©FAO/Tony Karumba

Joyce Makaka tends her FAO-assisted fish farm in western Kenya.

26 May 2017, Rome–A highly contagious disease is spreading among farmed and wild tilapia, one of the world’s most important fish for human consumption. …

UN and Africa: focus on DRC, South Sudan and Ebola

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Child with malnutrition awaits treatment. Photo: UNICEF/UNO64921

Malnutrition alert for 400,000 DRC Kasai children

Conflict in central Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has put an additional 400,000 children at …

News in Brief 25 May 2017 – (PM)

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Women at the FAO-supported farm centre in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria. Photo: FAO/Pius Utomi Ekpei

African nations among world’s largest host of refugees, says UN chief

African nations are among the …

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.


You will have heard today was the International Day of UN Peacekeepers.

Earlier today, the Secretary-General …

Latest National Dialogue in South Sudan Will Only Work with Genuine Participation of Opposition Groups, Senior Official Tells Security Council

The national dialogue just launched in South Sudan by President Salva Kiir would only be credible if opposition groups genuinely participated, the senior United Nations official in that country said today, as he briefed the …

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