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January 21, 2015
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UN's Nabarro seeks last $500 million in Ebola funding
The United Nations has received about two-thirds of the $1.5 billion pledged to help the fight Ebola, says Dr. David Nabarro, a senior UN official for the Ebola response. The outbreak has not been eliminated despite "an overall decline in the number of new cases," said Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, head of the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response, to the UN General Assembly. The Guardian (London) (1/20), U.S. News World Report/The Associated Press (1/20), Voice of America (1/20)
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Ban, Security Council urge end to hostilities in Yemen
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council on Tuesday separately called for violence in Yemen between Houthi rebels and the government to end. All parties in Yemen should "exercise maximum restraint, and take the necessary steps to restore full authority to the legitimate government institutions," said Stephane Dujarric, a UN spokesman. The Yemeni president is reportedly being held by rebels. San Diego Union-Tribune/The Associated Press (1/20), The Associated Press (1/21), Voice of America (1/21)
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Countries bridge differences in climate negotiations
Mexico, South Korea and Switzerland, along with Monaco and Liechtenstein, are part of an environmental integrity group working toward inclusive, constructive solutions at the Paris climate talks. Responding to Climate Change (U.K.) (1/20)
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UN: More than 1 million Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram
More than 1 million people in Nigeria have been displaced by Boko Haram insurgents, says the United Nation's International Organization for Migration. The agency also warns that neighboring Chad, Cameroon and Niger face destabilization because of the insurgency, says Mohammed Abdiker of IOM. Reuters (1/20), Bloomberg Businessweek (1/20), The Associated Press (1/21)
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