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UNICEF mounts largest emergency supply operation in a single month

A child at the health center in Grand Dessalines, Haiti receives oral re-hydration salts being administered by UNICEF.  UN Photo/UNICEF/Marco Dormino

The UN children's agency (UNICEF) is mounting its largest ever emergency supply operation in a single month to help children in multiple crises around the world. The agency says the operation comes in…

26 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Three dead in UN helicopter crash in South Sudan

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

The United Nations Mission in South (UNMISS) Sudan has confirmed that three crew members of a UN-contracted helicopter have died in a crash near Bentiu in Unity State. One crew member survived. UNMISS…

26 Aug 2014 / Listen /
Militant groups in Iraq committing grave and horrific human rights violations Displaced people live in "very dire" conditions in South Sudan's Unity State Educating children in Gaza remains priority for UN agency Work kills more people than wars, says head of ILO Children living with albinism face appalling human rights violations in Tanzania Ebola resurfaces in Democratic Republic of Congo 68 tonnes of aid supplies land in Liberia to fight Ebola People returning to Sloviansk, basic services restored Alarm raised over possible massacre of Iraqi people of Amerli UN Chief discusses Gaza crisis with Israeli Prime Minister
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Diversified economy key to development of SIDS

Milan Meetarbhan. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

A diversified economy is the key to future of small island developing states, according to Ambassador of Mauritius to…

27 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Samoa prepares to welcome international community

Ali'ioaiga Feturi Elisaia. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

The Pacific Ocean nation of Samoa is preparing to welcome the international community for a meeting focussing on the…

26 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Health claims for E-cigarettes disputed by UN health body

Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS)

Claims made by the manufacturers of electronic or e-cigarettes regarding the safety of the product are being disputed by…

26 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Urgent need for aid in Ukraine as shelling continues in Lugansk


The population of Lugansk in eastern Ukraine is in urgent need of aid because of the deteriorating humanitarian conditions…

25 Aug 2014 / Listen /
Displaced Iraqis share transit camp with Syrian refugees Justice lacking for victims of sexual violence in Bangladesh, says activist Ebola outbreak"very serious" in Sierra Leone Relief operation in northern Iraq in full swing: UNHCR UN humanitarian chief holds "positive" discussions in Ukraine An information and communication technology project helps people in Vanuatu 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
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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

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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 /