Posts Tagged: united nations security council

UN Security Council acts on Abyei, Sudan

Deeply concerned by the violence, escalating tensions and population displacement in Sudan’s Abyei region and recognizing that the situation demanded an urgent response, the Security Council today authorized the deployment of a peacekeeping force to the disputed area, which straddles Northern and Southern Sudan and is claimed by both. Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent… Read more »

A prayer for members of the Security Council

God who makes us for each other, who calls us into community, who binds us together in love, we pray for the members of the United Nations Security Council as they travel to Sudan. Extend to them traveling mercies. Open…

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The UN must protect civilians in Chad

Amnesty International reports that: “Hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people living in eastern Chad, including more than 450,000 Sudanese refugees from Darfur and internally displaced Chadians, are at risk if the UN mission in Central African Republic and Chad (MINURCAT)…

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Events in Guinea

On September 28, a violent crackdown on unarmed demonstrators in Conakry, the capital of Guinea, led to the deaths of at least 150 people. Many rapes were also reported. The trouble in Guinea goes back to last December, when a…

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Update – Sri Lanka

The people of Sri Lanka remain in need of prayer as they seek justice and work to rebuild. The UN Security Council will hear a briefing from the Secretary-General on June 5. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance continues to participate in the…

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