Goodwill Ambassador Barbara Hendricks celebrates 25 years with UNHCR

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Barbara Hendricks receives service award from UNHCR’s Antonio Guterres

 

For the past 25 years, American soprano Barbara Hendricks has been a tireless advocate on behalf of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR). 

Hendricks says her childhood in the racially segregated south of the United States ignited her passion to fight for what she feels is right.

 

 

A happy family

UNFPA extols the benefits of family planning

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) says millions of women around the world cannot choose when and how many children they will have because they lack access to family planning services.  Gerry Adams asked UNFPA maternal health expert Dr. Yves Bergevin about the benefits of family planning for women. He says among the advantages is a reduced risk of maternal mortality.

 

Sanna, a teacher and survivor relates her story

Sanna's flight: a refugee tale

Over the last year, air and land attacks on villages in Sudan’s Blue Nile state have forced people to flee to neighbouring South Sudan.  Edith Champagne with the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) introduces us to a young woman called Sanna and her story of cross-border flight.

 

 

Presenter: Dianne Penn
Producer: Charles Appel
Duration: 10'00"

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