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Thousands of migrants risking their lives at sea in South East Asia

Fishermen manoeuvre a boat in a waterway near Sittwe in Mynamar. © UNHCR/V.Tan

The outbreak of inter communal violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state has forced over 87,000 people to undertake the perilous sea journey across the Bay of Bengal over the past two years, according to…

22 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Syria conflict death toll nears 200,000

Syrian refugees. UNHCR/A.McConnell

More than 191,000 people have been killed in the Syrian civil war, according to the UN Office for Human Rights. The death toll compiled from several sources including the government is for the…

22 Aug 2014 / Listen /
World leaders have "moral obligation" to help end Syria conflict: Ban UN Special Envoy on Yemen helping to address unrest in country Massive operation to ship tons of aid to Iraq underway: UNHCR UN humanitarian chief visits Ukraine to assess situation of IDPs Time for new era of collaboration, cooperation and action from world body: Ban Israel and the Palestinians urged to negotiate lasting truce in Gaza $45 million donation from Kuwait saved Syrian lives: UN report Restoring dignity and integrity of Nigeria schoolgirls "instrumental" Ebola affected communities in West Africa at risk of severe food shortages UN envoy warns against targeting of Sunnis in Iraq's Basra province UN refugee agency relief operation starts in northern Iraq
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Ebola outbreak"very serious" in Sierra Leone

Health workers wearing Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) while treating patients with Ebola.  (UNifeed video capture)

The outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone has been described by a senior United Nations official…

22 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Relief operation in northern Iraq in full swing: UNHCR

Workers unload trucks laden with hundreds of tents for families displaced by recent fighting in Iraq .© UNHCR/E.Colt

The massive operation to provide humanitarian assistance to displaced people in northern Iraq is in full swing, according to…

22 Aug 2014 / Listen /

UN humanitarian chief holds "positive" discussions in Ukraine


The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator has held what has been described as "very positive" talks with the authorities of…

22 Aug 2014 / Listen /

An information and communication technology project helps people in Vanuatu

ICT Day Event in Port-Vila, Vanuatu. ITU@PHOTO

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is encouraging its Member States to implement projects that promote digital inclusion. The ITU…

22 Aug 2014 / Listen /
Security Council "was designed to be a smoke detector not just a fire extinguisher": UK Saudi Arabia's $49 million donation helps to provide health care to Iraqis Spread of Ebola in West Africa remains a concern for UN Ebola threatens to create a food security crisis in West Africa Lebanon: A Tradition Yields New Opportunities São Tomé – Saved by Chocolate Fiji: the Organic Island 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
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Rock Hudson: The Open Door

American actor Rock Hudson tells the story of a reformed mental health institution in Bethlehem and the work of World Health Organization. Language: English Genre: Drama 1959 Duration: 4’28″…

22 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Maurice Chevalier: Penicillin Featurette

A girl from Haiti. UN Photo

French actor and singer Maurice Chevalier tells the story of a young woman in a village in Haiti who is saved with…

22 Aug 2014 / Listen /