Ottawa - A peace ceremony is being held for Peace River First Nation on Monday evening.It's the first time this year that the community has had a public celebration for the river.The First Nation and the Ottawa District School Board have agreed to hold the event to mark the end of school for a special day for the people.The event is being hosted by the Ottawa-Carleton School Board.The ceremony is ...
The United Nations peacekeeping force in Liberia’s Central African Republic has been a lifeline for some of the world’s most vulnerable communities, including women who face gender-based violence and people living in poverty.
The United States, which was the only nation to send troops to the country to help the government tackle its HIV/AIDS crisis, said the deployment was critical to achieving the UN goals of reducing the number of HIV infections and deaths, and improving health care and treatment.
The United States deployed about 600 U.S. peacekeepers to Liberia in October to help with the fight against the Ebola virus, but the UN mission in the country has struggled to keep pace with the rapid growth of the virus, which has killed nearly 7,000 people.
Since the outbreak, the United States has been working to boost its capacity to help keep the nation’s population under control.
More than 1.2 million people have been infected with the virus and more than 4,000 have died, according to the United Nations.
Liberia is still struggling to contain the outbreak.
A total of 6,500 U.N. peacekeeping troops were sent to Liberia to help prevent the outbreak in 2014, but those numbers dropped to just over 500 in 2018.
Last year, the U.K. deployed about 500 peacekeepers and the United Kingdom and France deployed nearly 1,000.
The U.L.G.R.S., a peacekeeping agency based in Belgium, also has more than 1,300 troops in the region.
U.S.-led missions are also deployed in the Philippines, Central African Croatia, Senegal, and Kenya.
The U.G.’s peacekeeping mission in Liberia is the largest of its kind, with about 2,000 soldiers and nearly 700 personnel.
The mission has been credited with reducing HIV infections in the Central African country by nearly half since the deployment, and with helping to stabilize the region’s economic situation.
In 2017, U.H.K.-led forces took part in an operation to retake the city of Mombasa from the Somali extremist group al-Shabab, but this year, there has been little sign of progress.
The group was responsible for the largest attack on an African city since Boko Haram took control of the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri in 2014.
With the help of U.Y.O. peace operations, the number and severity of the infections in Liberia has fallen sharply, according in 2016.
Liberia was able to contain a surge in HIV infections last year due to the deployment of a large number of UH.
The overall number of infections fell by nearly a third compared to the year before.
But the overall rate of deaths dropped by more than half.