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Mozambique government reverses food hikes that sparked riots

Governments around the world have been urged to respond quickly to renewed instability on international food markets. The call from the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter follows an increase in the price of bread in Mozambique which sparked three days of riots. Thirteen people died and 400 people [...]

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Mozambique government reverses food hikes that sparked riots

An increase in the price of bread which sparked three days of riots in Mozambique has been reversed by the government.

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Pakistan remains in the midst of a massive crisis as flooding continues

21 million people so far have been affected by the floods in Pakistan, and the needs remain massive. Shelter, clean drinking water, sanitation and health facilities are desperately needed. To make matters worse, there are reports of fresh floods in the Southern part of the country particularly in the Sindh province making more people homeless. [...]

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Myanmar still faces recovery challenges two years after deadly cyclone

It’s been two years since Cyclone Nargis slammed into the Irrawaddy Delta region of Myanmar, killing 140,000 people. While the international community responded generously at the time, today the recovery effort is being threatened by a funding shortfall. Bishow Parajuli is UN Humanitarian and Resident Coordinator in Myanmar. Dianne Penn reports. Duration: 2’26″ PARAJULI : [...]

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Floods in Pakistan affect over 20 million people

More than 20 million people have been directly affected by floods from the north to the south of Pakistan, according to the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR).

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Action on electronic waste is subject of UN conference in Nairobi

Addressing the growing levels of electronic waste, or e-waste, is the subject of a meeting which opened in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday. The meeting has brought together the UN Environment Programme and the telecommunications industry to chart a way forward for the re-use, recycling and refurbishment of electronic goods. Bryan Coll reports from Nairobi for [...]

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Use of technology is crucial to increasing civic participation: Ban Ki-moon

Using technology at city and regional levels is crucial to increasing civic participation, building trust in government services and strengthening democracy.

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