Archives for posts with tag: peacekeepers

Stepped Up Attacks in Central African Republic Prompt UN Call for more Peacekeepers

Amidst the violence, more than 650,000 people are still internally displaced, & over 290,000 have fled to neighbouring countries in search of refuge from the conflict, which has taken on increasingly sectarian overtones.

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JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH: UN PEACEKEEPERS AID VOLCANOLOGISTS IN DR CONGO

Could Goma turn into the next Pompeii? Are ancestors sending warning about possible devastation? UN Peacekeepers are flying in to collect scientific information to avert further tragedy in the DRC from a least-studied volcano.

UN Peacekeepers Reinforce Presence in South Sudan amid Continued Fighting

UN officials have repeatedly called for a cessation of violence and a political solution to the conflict, including accountability for grave human rights violations.

Blog Report: IS ANYONE IN CONGO (DRC) EXPECTING OUR HELP? By Ambassador Mo
Not even the children – they must all feel very alone after recent round of fighting, killings, rape & forced displacement. Just in last few months another half million people have been made refugees. UN’s top humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos is now visiting the region. She is trying to head off a humanitarian catastrophe – as from Mali to Sudan, global response is so far inadequate. –MORE–
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Blog Report: PROTECTING INFANCY OF IVORY COAST RECOVERY? By Ambassador Mo
The killing of 7 UN Peacekeepers (all from Niger) again threatens what has been a gradual even if erratic progress in Ivory Coast since  defeat of would-be dictator Laurent Gbagbo. Recent strife in Mali & Guinea-Bissau & still rising drought/famine in the Sahel have overshadowed Ivory Coast in last year. –More–
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