Daily Archives: January 8, 2015

Senior UN official warns Security Council of ‘fragile political situation’ in West African countries

8 January 2015 – West Africa’s political landscape remains delicate as nations across the region continue to grapple with insecurity, terrorist threats and tensions ahead of a busy election cycle, the United Nations senior official …

Ebola: vaccine trials can offer ‘signs of hope’ says UN health chief

8 January 2015 – The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) today convened in Geneva its second ever high-level meeting on Ebola vaccines access and financing, to review the current status of clinical …

Darfur: UN receives reports of significant civilian displacement

8 January 2015 – The United Nations Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today said that it has received reports of significant civilian displacement in Sudan’s North Darfur and South Darfur …

Western Hemisphere: U.S. Assistance to Haiti and Current Events Approaching the Fifth Anniversary of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake

MR. RATHKE:  Welcome to everyone joining the call.  Again, my name is Jeff Rathke.  I’m the Director of the Press Office here at the State Department.  And we have with us two senior officials to …

Eight UN peacekeepers injured in Mali attack

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Members of Mali’s National Guard and Police attend a crowd control training. Credit: UN Photo/Marco Dormino

• Eight peacekeepers of the UN Stabilization in Mali (MINUSMA) were injured, three of …