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Relief efforts in Gaza stretched and delayed by fighting: Amos

Valerie Amos. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

The relief effort in Gaza is stretched and ongoing fighting and insecurity is hampering the ability of the UN and its partners to sustain the delivery of aid. Speaking via video conference, Valerie…

31 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Safe, unhindered humanitarian access needed in Iraq: UN envoy

Children who fled the escalating violence in the southern part of Iraq share a small house with relatives in Turaq.UN Photo/Bikem Ekberzade

Safe and unhindered humanitarian access is urgently needed in Iraq to deliver aid to and restore basic services for communities affected by the conflict. The Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq,…

31 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Task force set up to reduce risks of flying over conflict zones Ban hails Costa Rica for its commitment to peace and security Gaza: UN strongly condemns bombing of shelter, calls it "unjustifiable" Kenyans have right to safe water and sanitation, says UN expert
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Massai use radio as "door" to bring their issues to the open

Members of a Maasai traditional singing group, Kenya. UN Photo/Andi Gitow

The Maasai people in the Ngorongoro District of Tanzania are using radio to air their concerns and reach out…

1 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Daily humanitarian pauses needed in Gaza, urges UN

Israeli forces' flares light up the night sky of Gaza City on early Tuesday, July 29, 2014. UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan

Finding a safe area in war-torn Gaza is becoming harder now that 44 per cent of the territory has…

31 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Death toll from W. Africa Ebola outbreak may be higher, WHO says

Photo: WHO/T. Jasarevic

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may be higher than reported, the World Health Organization…

31 Jul 2014 / Listen /

"Dignified shelters" for Syrian refugees in Iraq

The IKEA Foundation is funding the development of durable and easy-to-assemble shelters for refugees. (video capture)

Syrian refugees at a camp in northern Iraq are enjoying what have been described as "dignified shelters." The white,…

31 Jul 2014 / Listen /
"Rapid and terrifying" deterioration of humanitarian situation in Gaza UNICEF: women most affected Ebola outbreak in W. Africa Child exploitation in tourism "can't be tolerated" Call for governments to better protect the rights of older people Humanitarian drones promoted by UNICEF Midwife makes life better for Syrian refugee women through her work Access to some areas in the Gaza strip still restricted, says OCHA Growing numbers of CAR refugee children severely malnourished
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Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche

Celeste Holm interviews Ralph Bunche, Nobel laureate and Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs. He speaks with humour and humility about earlier career and educational experiences, race and how he…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /

One Man’s Involvement

Sean MacBride

A portrait of Sean MacBride, United Nations High Commissioner for Namibia, cofounder of Amnesty International, and recipient of 1974 Nobel Peace Prize.…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Nelson Mandela Addresses General Assembly