Polls Close in Mauritania Election

NOUAKCHOTT – Mauritanian voters went to the polls Saturday in the country’s first election without an incumbent presidential candidate since the 2008 coup.

Polling stations closed at 7 p.m. across the Sahara Desert nation, and preliminary results are expected late …

Sudan: Flash Update No. 7 (17 June 2019)

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At least 1,600 South Sudanese refugees (320 families) have relocated to the Bantiu ‘open area’ following the 5-6 June attacks on South Sudanese in Omdurman.

There is risk of more attacks on South Sudanese refugees in Khartoum, UNHCR said.…

Security Council Presidential Statement Expresses Intention to Promote Closer Ties with League of Arab States

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Calls Stronger Cooperation ‘Pivotal’ in Shared Mission to Prevent, Resolve Conflict

With Middle East crises occupying a significant portion of its agenda, the Security Council today expressed its intention to promote closer cooperation between the United Nations …

How FAO is helping communities build resilience and fight malnutrition in South Sudan

Adut Akuei used to go every evening to the hospital to visit little Akol Akot, her three-year old granddaughter, who was seriously malnourished. Adut and her daughter Angong could often only feed her with asida, a dish made out of …

South Sudan UNHCR Operational Update (01 – 15 April 2019)

On 2 April, UNHCR along with partner United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and South Sudan’s Commission for Refugee Affairs (CRA) undertook a protection needs assessment to Lasu refugee settlement. The approximate population figure is 4,600 (600 refugees and 4,000 …

South Sudan UNHCR Operational Update (01 – 15 April 2019)

On 2 April, UNHCR along with partner United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and South Sudan’s Commission for Refugee Affairs (CRA) undertook a protection needs assessment to Lasu refugee settlement. The approximate population figure is 4,600 (600 refugees and 4,000 …

South Sudan UNHCR Operational Update (16 – 30 April 2019)

In Yei town, UNHCR, in partnership with South Sudan’s Commission for Refugee Affairs, issued identity cards to two Nuban refugees to enhance their protection.

Upper Nile

UNHCR in partnership with Save the Children International (SCI) identified and documented 20 cases …

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