Daily Archives: January 7, 2015

Africa: U.S. Welcomes Robust UN Electoral Observation Mission to Burundi

U.S. Welcomes Robust UN Electoral Observation Mission to Burundi

Press Statement

Jen Psaki
Department Spokesperson

Washington, DC
January 7, 2015


The United States welcomes the start of the UN Electoral Observation Mission to Burundi (MENUB)

In Liberia, UN Ebola mission chief commends progress, warns against ‘complacency’

7 January 2015 – On his first tour of Ebola-stricken Liberia, the newly appointed Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) today outlined his vision …

Explosions heard in South Sudan’s northern oil town

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India Batt1 conducts a patrol in Malakal. Credit: UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

Explosions and gun fire have been heard in South Sudan’s northern oil town of Bentiu in Unity State, according …

UN refugee agency, Afghan Government launch winter assistance plan to help displaced

7 January 2015 – As the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and its partners begin distributing cold-weather supplies to some of Kabul’s most vulnerable residents, the Agency’s representative in Kabul has warned that …

UN report: 5.5 million displaced by war in first half of 2014, setting record

7 January 2015 – War across large swathes of the Middle East and Africa in the first six months of 2014 forcibly displaced some 5.5 million people, signalling yet another record, the United Nations reported …