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UN Program Feeds Thousands of Displaced in DRC

Posted June 8th, 2012 at 9:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations World Food Program is stepping up aid to thousands of people fleeing violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The WFP said Friday it provided a monthly food ration to nearly 20,000 newly-displaced people in the city of Beni, and warned that demand may grow if violence continues. The agency also […]

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UN Program Feeds Thousands of Displaced in DRC

Posted June 8th, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Food Program is increasing aid to thousands of displaced people fleeing violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The WFP said Friday it fed nearly 20,000 more people from the DRC and host families in the city of Beni over the past month, and the agency expects the demand to grow if […]

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UN Report: Kony’s LRA Still Recruits Children

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says that the Ugandan rebel group known as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) continues to perpetrate violations against children, including recruiting them as soldiers. A new report by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the rebel group led by Joseph Kony has abducted close to 600 children, almost half of them girls, in […]

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ICC Prosecutor to UN: Consider Arrests of Sudanese Officials Indicted for Crimes in Darfur

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Criminal Court is asking the U.N. Security Council to encourage countries to issue warrants and arrest four high-ranking Sudanese officials accused of war crimes in Darfur. The chief prosecutor of the ICC in The Hague, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, told the Security Council Tuesday that the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and other suspects […]

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UN Warns of Increase in Displaced People Over Next Decade

Posted May 31st, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations is warning of a significant increase in the number of displaced people around the world during the next decade, as conflict, natural disasters and climate change force people from their homes. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, said at the United Nations in New York Thursday that the world is […]

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UN Food Agency: Hunger, Malnutrition Must be Eliminated

Posted May 30th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization says sustainable development cannot be realized unless hunger and malnutrition are eliminated. In a report released Wednesday, FAO chief Jose Graziano da Silva said development cannot be called sustainable while nearly one out of every seven people in the world suffers from malnourishment. He called for increasing agricultural […]

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UN: Civilian Casualties Drop in Afghanistan

Posted May 30th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says civilian casualties in Afghanistan’s decade-long war have dropped by more than 20 percent in the first four months of this year as compared to the same period in 2011. U.N. special representative for Afghanistan Jan Kubis told reporters in Kabul Wednesday that insurgents were responsible for nearly 80 percent of the […]

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UN Calls for Suspension of Sanctions on Zimbabwe

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations human rights chief, concluding a five-day visit to Zimbabwe, has called on Western nations to suspend sanctions long enough to let the country implement reforms. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay spoke to reporters Friday in the capital, Harare. She said the sanctions, imposed to protest Zimbabwe’s human rights record, […]

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UN Rights Chief Meets Zimbabwe President

Posted May 23rd, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.N. human rights chief says Zimbabwe’s longtime President Robert Mugabe blamed the country’s current problems on its past during talks in Harare. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay met with Mr. Mugabe on Wednesday. Pillay described the meeting as “very important” saying that during the talks President Mugabe outlined some of Zimbabwe’s […]

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UN Chief Condemns Attack on Mali Leader

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned an attack on Mali’s interim president Diancounda Traore and urged the country’s military to provide better protection. In a statement issued Tuesday by his spokesman, the U.N. chief called on the Malian military and security institutions to “fulfill their primary function of protecting the state and its legitimate […]

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