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In meeting with UN chief, South American nations voice concern at spying allegations
By IDC Reporter On Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
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South American nations voice concern at spying allegations

5 August 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today met with a group of South American foreign ministers who voiced their concern to the United Nations chief about reported large-scale surveillance programmes. Credit: More...

UNICEF steps up efforts to stop polio outbreak in Somalia with help of Japanese grant
By IDC Reporter On Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
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UNICEF steps up efforts to stop polio outbreak in Somalia with help of Japanese grant

5 August 2013 – An emergency contribution from Japan will enable the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and its partners to tackle a polio outbreak in Somalia that has already paralyzed nearly 100 children More...

By IDC Reporter On Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
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UN partners with African nations to boost girls’ access to reproductive health services

5 August 2013 – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has announced it will support programmes in eight African countries over the next three years to boost access to reproductive health services for millions More...

Nigeria attacks by Boko Haram could be crimes against humanity, says ICC Prosecutor
By IDC Reporter On Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
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Nigeria attacks by Boko Haram could be crimes against humanity, says ICC Prosecutor

5 August 2013 – The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today reported that there is reason to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed in Nigeria, namely murder and persecution More...

Cash transfer programme provides support to victims of violence in Mali
By IDC Reporter On Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
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Cash transfer programme provides support to victims of violence in Mali

July 2013: UNICEF correspondent Alex Duval Smith reports on a programme helping rape victims in Mali.MOPTI, Mali, 2 August 2013 – At the Bas Fond landfill in Mopti, residents sift through the rubbish, the More...

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By IDC Reporter On Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
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West Africa Special Report: July 2013 – Conflict continues to disrupt Nigerian markets; elevated levels of food insecurity in neighboring areas

• A February 2013 FEWS NET West Africa Alert raised concerns that prices could increase atypically during the April-to-September period given conflict and flood-related market disruptions in Nigeria. Subsequent More...


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