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Mali: UN Mission strongly condemns ambush that leaves five 'blue helmets' dead

New York, May 30 (Just Earth News): Five United Nations peacekeepers were killed in an ambush in central Mali earlier on Sunday, with another 'blue helmet' seriously injured, according to preliminary information reported by the country's UN mission, which deplored the “heinous act of terrorism” as all the more shocking because it occurred on the day set aside for the global community to honour UN peacekeepers.

African Union-UN mission launches campaign in west Darfur against use of child soldiers

New York, May 11 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has launched a campaign in west Darfur, Sudan, to raise awareness on the need to end the recruitment and use of child soldiers by armed forces and groups across the region.

UN mission in Central African Republic aims to ensure victims of alleged abuse receive help

New York, Feb 17 (Just Earth News/IBNS) The United Nations is working to ensure that the victims involved in four new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse involving UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR) have access to the help they need, a spokesperson for the world body said on Wednesday.

UN mission in Liberia looking into alleged misconduct by peacekeepers

New York, Jan 1 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has dispatched a preliminary fact-finding team to look into an allegation that two members of its military personnel were involved in a possible case of serious misconduct involving the beating of a teenage boy.

Violence claims nearly 500 civilian lives in November in Iraq: UN mission

New York, Dec 2 (Just Earth News/ IBNS): Nearly 500 Iraqi civilians were killed in Iraq last month in a "vicious circle of violence," ranging from acts of terrorism to armed conflict, as the total number of Iraqi casualties rose to more than 2,100, according to the UN Assistance Mission in the crisis-gripped country.

UN mission in Darfur welcomes rebel group order to ban recruitment of child soldiers

New York, Oct 13 (IBNS): The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) on Monday welcomed as a "significant step" an order by the rebel Justice and Equality Movement known as JEM that prohibits the recruitment and use of children in its ranks.

UN mission in Central Africa on 'high alert' as armed group threatens capital

New York, Oct 13 (IBNS): The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) has reported that it is on "high alert" as the situation in the war-torn country remains fragile, with armed groups threatening to destabilize its capital city, Bangui.

UN mission deplores deadly suicide attack at volleyball game in Afghanistan

New York, Sept 29 (IBNS): The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemned Sunday’s suicide attack at a volleyball game in the south-eastern province of Paktika that killed at least 17 civilians and injured at least 60 more, most of them children.

Deploring latest military escalation, UN mission in Libya urges immediate ceasefire

New York, Sept 21 (IBNS) The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Sunday strongly condemned the military escalation in Benghazi and called for an immediate ceasefire, stressing the need to give the ongoing political dialogue a chance to bring the country's conflict to an end.

UN mission in Cyprus renewed for six months by Security Council

New York, Jul 30 (IBNS): The Security Council on Wednesday extended the mandate of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) for six months, until 31 January 2016, and welcomed resumed negotiations between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders to reach a comprehensive settlement.