2009 was the deadliest year yet for journalists, according to an annual report issued by the Committee to Protect Journalists, the CPJ. More than 70 journalists were killed around the world, the highest toll in the 30 years the report has been issued. 29 of the journalists were killed in a single attack in the [...]
A new report by UNESCO, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, examines how dangerous it has become for many young people to get an education. Bernard O’Malley, the author of the report, says the types of attacks include gunning down of groups of school children in Afghanistan, targeted assassinations in Thailand, for example, where [...]
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The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is concerned about the security of women in Haiti.
The World Food Programme (WFP) has reached over two-and-a-half million people with food rations in Port-au-Prince, the capital of earthquake-hit Haiti.
The United Nations Development Programme has embarked on a cash-for-work programme in Haiti in an effort to generate employment opportunities and income in the country following the devastating earthquake. UNDP says putting Haitians back to work is a critical component of the country’s early recovery programme. Patrick Maigua reports from Geneva.
The earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12 reduced its capital Port au Prince and surrounding areas to rubble. The Haitian administration also took a deadly blow, losing most of its people and infrastructure. In this programme, various experts on natural disasters, humanitarians and Haitians themselves go over the enormity of the task and how [...]