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Service and Sacrifice: Chadian peacekeepers on a UN mission for peace in Mali

New York, Jan 25 (JEN):  As Tahir and his fellow Chadian peacekeepers set out on their daily patrol through the dusty streets of Kidal, in northern Mali, the question he faces is always the same – will he and his team return safely to the United Nations base?

UN Mission welcomes agreement to revive South Sudan's peace pact

  New York, Dec 23(Just Earth News): Welcoming the signing of an agreement on cessation of hostilities and improving humanitarian access in South Sudan, the United Nations Mission in the country (UNMISS) has urged all parties to work collectively to ensure durable peace in the nation.

UN mission in South Sudan confirms discussions continuing on deployment of regional protection force

New York, Jan 15 (Just Earth News): The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has confirmed that it continues its discussions with the transitional national unity Government on a 4,000-strong regional protection force, which was authorized by the Security Council last August but has yet to be deployed.

UN mission ‘outraged’ at killing of hostages in central Afghanistan

New York, Oct 26 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has strongly condemned the killing of 26 civilians who were earlier taken hostage by a group of armed men in country’s central Ghor province.

Security Council approves regional protection force for UN mission in South Sudan

New York, Aug 13 (Just Earth News): The Security Council on Friday authorized a 4,000-strong regional protection force within the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), “responsible for providing a secure environment in and around Juba,” the capital, which in early July was the scene of the latest eruption of deadly violence in the young country, exacerbating an already desperate humanitarian situation.

South Sudan: Security Council approves two-week extension of UN Mission

New York, July 30 (Just Earth News):The Security Council on Fridayextended for two weeks the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), allowing time for its membership to consider options on adapting the operation’s mandate amid renewed violence in the world’s youngest country.

Security Council extends mandate of UN Iraq Mission for one year

New York, July 26 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Security Council on Monday adopted a resolution extending the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) for another year, until 31 July 2017.

UN mission deplores violence, loss of life following protests in Mali’s northern city of Gao

New York, July 14 (Just Earth News): Deploring the outbreak of violence that occurred yesterday in Gao, following a demonstration that turned violent, leaving four dead and many injured, the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali is encouraging Government-led initiatives to better familiarize the population with the recently agreed peace deal.

Thousands fleeing violent clashes in Central African Republic – UN refugee agency

New York, July 8 (Just Earth News):The United Nations refugee agency on Friday said that more than six thousand people from the Central African Republic (CAR) have fled into Chad and Cameroon to escape renewed tension and violent clashes since mid-June.

Libya: UN mission documents 49 civilian casualties in June

New York, July 2 (Just Earth News): The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) reported on Fridaythat for the month of June, it documented 49 civilian casualties, including 18 deaths and 31 injuries, as a result of hostilities across the country.

UN mission in Afghanistan condemns Taliban attack on national police cadets

New York, July 1 (Just Earth News): The top United Nations official in Afghanistan on Thursday condemned a suicide attack targeting national police in the country’s capital, Kabul.

Central African Republic: UN humanitarian coordinator ‘outraged’ at attacks on aid vehicles

New York, June 21 (Just Earth News): The interim United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in the Central African Republic (CAR), Dr. Michel Yao strongly condemned an armed attack on a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) convoy transporting medicines and fuel from the capital, Bangui, to the south-eastern city of Bangassou on 17 June.

Central African Republic: UN mission strongly condemns escalation of violence in country’s west

New York, June 17 (Just Earth News):The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) has expressed deep concern at the deteriorating security situation in Ngaoundaye, Ouham Pende Prefecture, in the west of the country following attacks and retaliation between groups backed by Christian militias and herders supported by Muslim fighters, since 10 June.

Security Council extends mandate of UN mission in Libya for six months

New York, June 14 (Just Earth News):The Security Council on Monday decided to extend until 15 December 2016 the mandate of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), encouraging the operation to re-establish a permanent presence in the country through a phased return.

Afghanistan: UN mission concerned by civilian abductions and hostage-taking

New York, June 3 (Just Earth News) The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Thursdaysaid it is deeply concerned by the spate of abductions, hostage-taking and summary executions carried out in recent days against passengers travelling in civilian vehicles.