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Central Africa's iconic mammals threatened by poachers, armed groups – UN environment wing
Elephants, giraffes, rhinos and other magnificent mammals targeted in wildlife conservation areas of Central Africa are under threat of extinction, caught in the crosshairs of armed groups and highly-militarized poachers, the United Nations environment wing warned on Friday.


More flee Cameroon's English-speaking areas; UN concerned over safety of women and children
As swelling numbers of people flee English-speaking areas of Cameroon for Nigeria, the United Nations on Friday expressed concern over the precarious situation of women and children, which make now up about 80 per cent of the approximately 10,000 registered refugees in eastern Nigeria's Cross River state.


Millions of children's lives hang in the balance as South Sudan conflict grinds on – UNICEF chief
Following a two-day visit to conflict-ravaged South Sudan, where a quarter of a million children are severely malnourished and at imminent risk of death, the head of the United Nations children's agency has said only an end to hostilities can bring back hope and safety to the children and young people there.


Amid 'dramatic deterioration' in DR Congo, UN and partners launch $1.68 billion aid appeal
Warning of a "dramatic deterioration" in the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) over the last 12 months, United Nations agencies and relief partners on Thursday launched the largest-ever funding appeal for the vast central African country.


Central African Republic: UN mission issues 48-hour ultimatum to armed groups
The United Nations Mission in the troubled Central African Republic, known by its French acronym, MINUSCA, has given armed groups in the north of the country 48 hours to clear out.


UN poised to scale up support for Libya's post-conflict transition, Security Council told
The United Nations is implementing its Action Plan for Libya to create the necessary conditions for the completion of the North African country's post-conflict transition, the head of UN mission there said Wednesday.


World cannot stand idle as millions in DR Congo "suffer in silence,' says UN agency
The serious deterioration in the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic over the past year has been further complicated by recent floods and health crises, the United Nations migration agency said Wednesday, appealing for urgent funding to ensure continued assistance and protection for millions in need.


Somalia: UN, partners seek $1.6 billion to protect millions of lives from drought
While Somalia, with the international community's help, averted famine last year, long-term solutions for drought, conflict and displacement must still be found, the United Nations office in the country said Wednesday, launching the 2018 humanitarian response plan, which calls for $1.6 billion to protect the lives of 5.4 million people.


Resolve differences peacefully, Security Council to DR Congo political actors
Voicing serious concern over the continued political impasse and violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Security Council has called upon all political actors to exercise maximum restraint and to address their differences peacefully.


PODCAST: Tea and empathy – Refugee ZamZam Yusuf's extraordinary journey
Somali refugee ZamZam Yusuf has a message for any neighbours who think she doesn't have the right to call Leicester, in the English Midlands, home.


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