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18 April 2017 – Millions of people are facing the peril of famine in Somalia and South Sudan, and the situation is expected to worsen as the drought and violence fuelling the crises widen, cautioned senior United Nations officials who have just returned from the area.

Speaking to journalists in New York, John Ging, from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), said that situation in Somalia was “very fast moving” with more than 6.2 million people in need of food and water, and at risk for cholera and measles.

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4 avril 2017 – Le chef de l'Office des Nations Unies contre la drogue et le crime (ONUDC), Yury Fedotovo, a prévenu mardi que les pirates somaliens constituaient toujours une menace après une série d'attaques par ces pirates.

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7 March 2017 – Visiting Somalia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged international support to avoid a famine in the drought-hit African country and curb the spread of cholera while also highlighting some hopeful developments there.

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6 March 2017 – As a severe drought deepens in Somalia, the risk of famine is looming in the long-troubled country, with about half the population in need of some form of assistance, according to an assessment by United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners.

The situation has become “significantly worse in the last six months,” explained Joseph Contreras, the spokesperson for the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM).

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6 février 2017 – A l'occasion de la Journée internationale de tolérance zéro à l'égard des mutilations génitales féminines, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, António Guterres, a appelé lundi à redoubler d'efforts pour lutter contre cette violation inqualifiable des droits fondamentaux, dans l'intérêt de toutes les femmes et les filles concernées, de leurs communautés, et de notre avenir à tous.

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30 janvier 2017 – Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres, a octroyé 100 millions de dollars tirés du Fonds central d'intervention d'urgence (CERF) des Nations Unies pour soutenir les opérations d'aide dans neuf situations d'urgence négligées.

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25 January 2017 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) has condemned the coordinated suicide bombing attack earlier today at a hotel in Mogadishu for which Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility and which reportedly killed dozens of people.

According to the United Nations, the attack, on the Dayah Hotel (known locally as the Dayax), reportedly killed dozens of Somali civilians and soldiers, while wounding many more. The hotel is located near the Presidential palace and is frequently visited by lawmakers in the capital.

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28 décembre 2016 – Grâce à une contribution de 700.000 euros de l'Union européenne (UE), le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) a pu fournir un programme innovant d'aide en espèces combiné à des rations alimentaires à près de 17.000 réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile actuellement à Djibouti.

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20 décembre 2016 – Le Conseil de sécurité a appelé, mardi, les Etats membres à adopter des mesures décisives et immédiates pour prévenir, criminaliser, enquêter et poursuivre les personnes impliquées dans la traite d'êtres humains dans les conflits.

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7 November 2016 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) is mandated with many tasks in the east African nation as it continues to make significant strides in its peace process after two decades of lawlessness and conflict.

These tasks include helping the Federal Government to promote respect for human rights and women’s empowerment, promote child protection, prevent conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence, and strengthen justice institutions.

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31 octobre 2016 – Le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) a annoncé lundi son intention de doubler ses fonds pour l'aide en espèces aux réfugiés à travers le monde d'ici 2020 afin de mieux les aider et protéger.

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22 septembre 2016 – Devant l'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies, le Président du Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, a affirmé que son pays avait renoué avec « les valeurs cardinales qui fondent la démocratie et l'état de droit » et a appelé à soutenir les efforts en faveur de la « recherche de la paix et de l'enracinement de la démocratie en Afrique ».

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21 September 2016 – Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, the Vice-President of Kenya today implored the UN Security Council to align the mandate of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to the threat levels in that neighbouring country, and to provide adequate, predictable funding and other support for the Mission.

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20 septembre 2016 – Le Président du Tchad, Idriss Déby Itno, a appelé mardi la communauté internationale à appuyer l'Union africaine (UA) et ses Etats membres dans leurs efforts de lutte contre le terrorisme, qu'il a qualifié de « menace du siècle », dans son discours devant l'Assemblée générale de l'ONU.

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2 August 2016 – With children continuing to be tortured, maimed, imprisoned, starved, sexually abused and killed in armed conflict, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on all countries to back their words with concrete actions to end such violations.

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8 June 2016 – The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today condemned the killings of a broadcast journalist in Somalia and a photojournalist and his interpreter in Afghanistan, who all lost their lives last Sunday.

“I condemn the murder of Sagal Salad Osman,” Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, said in a press release.

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21 May 2016 – The United Nations Security Council today held an unprecedented consultative meeting in Cairo with delegations of member States of the League of Arab States, discussing, among others, developments of the Palestinian issue, the Middle East peace process, updates on the situation in both Libya and Somalia.

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19 May 2016 – The United Nations Security Council concluded a one-day visit to Somalia today by reaffirming its solidarity with the country’s people and Government and reiterating its calls to the federal parliament to legalize the 2016 electoral model as soon as possible.

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18 May 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke today by telephone with President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya following the Kenyan Government’s recent decision to close the Dadaab refugee camps, expressing deep appreciation for the country’s decades of generosity to asylum seekers.

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban expressed deep appreciation to President Kenyatta and the people of Kenya for decades of generous hospitality to significant populations of asylum-seekers and refugees.

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29 March 2016 – The United Nations and the League of Arab States today signed an agreement to strengthen collaboration on prevention of conflict-related sexual violence in the Arab region.