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Road to stabilize CAR will be “bumpy”: UN Envoy

Babacar Gaye, Special Representative and head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

The end goal is to stabilize the Central African Republic and to hold free, fair and democratic elections, the UN Special Envoy to the country said on Tuesday. Lieutenant General Babacar Gaye, who…

19 Aug 2014 / Listen /

More aid workers kidnapped, seriously injured and killed than ever before: UN

Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson.  UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

Last year, more humanitarian workers were kidnapped, seriously injured or killed than ever before, according to the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations. Mr Jan Eliasson made the remarks to members of the…

19 Aug 2014 / Listen /
Ethiopia now Africa's biggest refugee hosting country First Security Council visit to Somalia since 1994 Gaza parties urged to reach deal before truce expires at midnight Fighting in Tripoli poses serious threat to Libya's security, stability Lack of education provides breeding ground for terrorism: Ban Aid workers scaling up efforts to help thousands of Iraqi displaced
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Ebola threatens to create a food security crisis in West Africa

Local community women.	© WFP/Shiomi Kadoya Shimbun

  The outbreak of the Ebola haemorrhagic fever in West Africa is threatening to create a food security crisis…

20 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Lebanon: A Tradition Yields New Opportunities

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With no end in sight to the conflict in Syria, life as a refugee goes on for millions of…

20 Aug 2014 / Listen /

São Tomé – Saved by Chocolate

Solar drying of cocoa beans. ©IFAD/Susan Beccio

São Tomé in West Africa was once the world’s biggest exporter of cocoa, but a decade ago the global…

20 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Fiji: the Organic Island

Fiji (UNifeed video capture)

Fiji is an island country in the South Pacific that faces unique economic and environmental challenges. In response to…

20 Aug 2014 / Listen /
World Humanitarian Day honours those who risk to help others #GirlWithABook creators meet Malala Town of Amirli in northern Iraq remains under siege: OCHA official UN health agency appeals for $14 million to scale up operations in Ukraine UN marks 500 days from deadline for MDGs Avoiding a hard landing in China: IMF Lessons in traditional music revitalise indigenous self-identity Ebola remains serious health problem in West Africa Jobless growth in India "worrying" for policy makers Small fish, big gains in Bangladesh Humanitarian crisis in Iraq declared highest of emergency by UN Paternity rights recognise role of fathers as care-givers
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Eyewitness

Actor Melvyn Douglas tells the story of UN staff working in the field, lending his voice as an ‘eyewitness’ to poverty around the globe and the cruelties of war. Language:…

18 Aug 2014 / Listen /

The Day It Happened

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A drama on the work of the International Red Cross, featuring actors Madeleine Carroll and Franchot Tone, writer Lowell Thomas, and Dag…

18 Aug 2014 / Listen /
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