Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

We must not let down the people of South Sudan

Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, at the UN Security Council briefing on the situation in South Sudan

By Ambassador Jonathan Allen, UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Thank you, Mr President. Thank you also to our briefers. And let me just signal our strong support for SRSG Shearer and for the men, women serving in South Sudan on behalf of us all here, for all that…

Source: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) |

UNHCR to launch first Global Refugee Forum

The event, which is being held at Ministerial level, will be co-hosted with Switzerland and co-convened by Turkey, Germany, Ethiopia and Costa Rica

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is pleased to announce the first ever Global Refugee Forum, which will take place on 17 and 18 December 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. The event, which is being held at Ministerial level, will be co-hosted with Switzerland and co-convened by Turkey, Germany, Ethiopia and Costa…

Source: Germany - Federal Foreign Office |

Statement by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on the informal coordination meeting on the Sudan

A broad group of international partners met in Berlin to ensure that our efforts are fully coordinated in support of a peaceful resolution to the Sudan’s current challenges

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas issued the following statement today on the informal coordination meeting on the Sudan at the Federal Foreign Office on 21 June: We need a peaceful resolution to the current crisis in the Sudan. It is good that we succeeded in bringing together important international and regional…

Source: United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) |

Commemoration of the 10-year anniversary of the Women, Youth, Peace and Security Working Group in West Africa and the Sahel

The Working Group intends to take the opportunity of its 10 years of existence to assess then discuss its achievements and needs in order to take necessary measures for the years to come

The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) in partnership with the UN WOMEN Office for West and Central Africa and their partners will celebrate on 24 and 25 June 2019 in Dakar, the10-year anniversary of the Women, Youth, Peace and Security Working Group in West Africa…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

Assassinations in Ethiopia amidst regional ‘coup’ attempt, condemned by UN chief

The region has been a hotspot of inter-ethnic violence and the Government reportedly believes that the assassinations are linked

The assassination of the chief of staff of the Ethiopian army and killing of a regional governor in what the Government has described as a regional coup attempt, has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General.  In a statement released on Sunday, António Guterres said he was “deeply concerned by the weekend’s deadly incidents”. The…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Over 2,100 Ethiopian Migrants return home from Yemen with Organization for Migration (IOM) support

Despite the conflict in Yemen, migrants seeking opportunities in Gulf countries continue to make the treacherous journey by land and sea to the Arabian Peninsula

Yesterday (20/06), a flight chartered by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) with 96 migrants on board took off from Yemen, headed for Ethiopia. This movement was the 18th flight from Aden to Addis Ababa under IOM’s Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) programme since 28 May, helping a total of 2,133 stranded migrants,…

Source: African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) |

UN Country Team and UNAMID deplore the looting and destruction of UN agency properties in Graida, South Darfur

On 19 June, a group of protestors invaded the offices of the INGO World Vision International (WVI) and destroyed several properties

The African Union – United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and the UN Country Team in Sudan are deeply concerned about the looting and destruction of premises and property belonging to the World Vision and World Food Programme operating in Graida, South Darfur on 19 and 20 June and…

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“Healthwise, it was a disaster” – MSF team finds catastrophic medical situation in Libya’s Zintan and Gharyan detention centres

Hundreds of people in need of international protection and registered with UNHCR as asylum seekers or refugees have been left stranded

MSF staff who were recently granted access to two detention centres in Libya found a catastrophic medical situation amongst the people detained there. The situation in Zintan and Gharyan detention centres, located south of Tripoli in the Nafusa Mountains, is consistent with reports, later confirmed by UN agencies, that at…

Source: Embassy of the United States - Accra - Ghana |

U.S. and Ghana complete Fifth Military Medical Readiness Training Exercise

Medical military personnel from Ghana and the United States participated in this three-week exercise

In partnership with the Ghana Armed Forces, U.S. Army Africa conducted a combined Medical Readiness Training Exercise (MEDREX) from June 3-20, 2019 at the 37th Military Hospital in Accra, Ghana.  This marks the fifth iteration of a U.S. Army Africa medical readiness exercise in Ghana.  To commemorate the conclusion of…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

International Organization for Migration (IOM), UN Hand Over Border Management Coordination Centre in Madagascar

IOM is increasingly called upon by States to assist in addressing complex border management challenges

Border management remains an important topic in Madagascar, a country with more than 5,000 km of coastline and a strategic location, just across the Mozambique Channel in the Western Indian Ocean. Still recovering from cycles of political crisis that significantly degraded the capacity of the State to police its borders,…