UN AND AFRICA: Ebola outbreak is a “tragedy” for Liberia: UN top envoy

11 Sep 2014

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Karin Landgren, Head of UNMIL.UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

• The outbreak of Ebola in Liberia has been described by the top UN envoy in the country as “a tragedy” for the West African nation. The head of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) on Tuesday briefed the Security Council on the situation in the country. Liberia is working to  restore stability with the help of UNMIL following a civil war that ended in 2003.

Security Council hears about plight of children in armed conflict

A UN Peacekeeper reads to children in DR Congo. UN Photo/Sylvain Liechti

• The Security Council on Monday held an open debate to discuss the UN Secretary-General’s latest report on “Children and armed conflict”. UNICEF says that almost 30 million children are out of school in emergency or conflict-affected countries. Many of these children are in African countries such as Mali, the Central African Republic, South Sudan and Nigeria.

Probe finds UN helicopter was shot down in South Sudan

UNMISS helicopter. UN Photo/Martine Perret

• The preliminary findings of a UN investigation into the circumstances surrounding a helicopter crash in South Sudan have revealed that it was shot down. Three Russian crew members died and one was seriously injured in the crash. The helicopter of the UN Misssion in South Sudan (UNMISS) went down on the 26 August as it was flying from Wau in Western Bahr El Ghazal State to Bentiu.

Producer/Presenter: Derrick Mbatha
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Studio Engineer: Benji Candelario
Duration: 10’00”

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