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South Sudan urged to reverse expulsion of UN human rights officer

UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay

The United Nations human rights chief has urged the government of South Sudan to reverse an expulsion order against a senior United Nations human rights officer issued two weeks ago. In a statement released on Friday, Navi Pillay says the expulsion of the officer working for the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is in [...]

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Lack of funds limiting UN response to Syrian humanitarian crisis

A Syrian woman arrives with her family at the Lebanese border after fleeing their home near Homs.

Over 408,000 Syrians have now crossed into neighbouring countries to escape the violence in their country according to United Nations  agencies. The UN refugee agency UNHCR says in the last two days, over 11,000 Syrian refugees have entered Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. UNHCR says there were little efforts by both sides of  the conflict to [...]

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Flooding affects over 7.7 million people in Nigeria

nigerfloods (Idrissa Conteh/OCHA) (2012 file photo)

Humanitarian agencies in Nigeria are appealing for $38 million  to respond to widespread flooding in Nigeria which has affected over 7.7 million people. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says over two million people have been driven out of their  homes by rising waters of the River Niger. The bulk of [...]

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Inter-communal violence displaces more than 110,000 in Myanmar

An internally displaced woman and her child in Rakhine State

  The number of internally displaced people in Myanmar's Rakhine State has risen to more than 110,000, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Patrick Maigua in Geneva sat down with OCHA spokesperson Jens Laerke who describes the situation as "volatile" and "tense." ILO works to get Indian child laborers [...]

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Recognizing women pastoralists as guardians of local livestock breeds

Tajik woman with milking cow

Hardy, strong, adaptable to local conditions and easy to care for: these are some of the traits that rural women who keep livestock value in their animals.  But some of these pastoralists and family farmers are being urged to abandon their indigenous chickens, goats, sheep, pigs and other animals for high-performing hybrid breeds.  Women comprise [...]

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