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African Union increases its peacekeepers in Somalia

African leaders meeting in Kampala, Uganda, have decided to send an additional 2,000 troops to the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia, known as AMISOM.

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Darfur peace process reaches 'critical juncture,' Security Council warned

The head of the joint United Nations-African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID) says the peace process in the troubled region of Sudan is "at a critical juncture".

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Kyrgyzstan revised flash appeal to assist 400,000 people

OCHA, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and other organizations have launched a revised Flash Appeal for humanitarian assistance for Kyrgyzstan where violence in June erupted, affecting 400,000 people. Gerry Adams asked Gordon Denoon, Senior Humanitarian Affairs Officer with OCHA, about the first appeal, which was only 30 percent funded: The initial Flash Appeal [...]

27 Jul 2010 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UNAMA is concerned about reports of civilian casualties in Afghanistan

The United Nations mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is expressing deep concern about reports of civilian casualties in Rege, in Helmand Province on 23 July.

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The rise of "Baby mamas": a serious health issue

It all started innocently enough. Rebecca, a young 15 year old girl from a rural town in South Africa, met a young man on her way to school one day. Soon after, he was calling her everyday and asked her on a date. When she finally caved, and agreed to meet him in town, he [...]

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Two kidnapped German aid workers are released in Darfur

Two German aid workers kidnapped in the Darfur region of Sudan on 22 June were safely released on Tuesday.

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IOM helps young people learn new skills for productive lives in Colombia

One hundred young men and women who are victims of violence by illegal armed groups in the Arauca region of Colombia are receiving support from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to learn new skills.

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UNICEF launches another round of childhood immunization in Haiti

Half a million Haitian children are expected to benefit from the second round of immunization programmes in Haiti, according to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).

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UNHCR calls for assistance to 75,000 displaced people in Kyrgyzstan

Humanitarian partners in Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday launched a revised Flash Appeal for $96 million to provide relief assistance the southern regions of the country, where violence in June affected 400,000 people.

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Secretary-General calls on all leaders to work towards nuclear disarmament

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on all leaders to intensify efforts towards nuclear disarmament.

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