International community, remain engaged in Burundi: Security Council

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SRSG Parfait Onanga-Anyanga briefing the Security Council. [UN Photo/Mark Garten]

The international community should continue to be engaged in Burundi. That was the message of speakers who addressed the UN Security Council as it discussed the progress of the peace process in the country.

Decade long conflict escalated in Darfur, Sudan displacing 250,000 people

Internally displaced women in Darfur. [UN Photo/Albert Faran]

The World Food Programme (WFP) says an escalation of new violence in Sudan's western region of Darfur has prompted over 250,000 people to flee their villages and abandon their livelihoods since early this year. Although this was the season when people should be planting and working on farms, they were instead fleeing their villages. WFP's Spokesperson Elizabeth Byrs speaks to UN Radio's Patrick Maigua in Geneva.

Expert says long term planning and strategic thinking key to food security in Malawi

Olivier De Schutter. [UN Photo/Ryan Brown]

Six years ago, Malawi was reaping praise for its policies that helped combat hunger by subsidizing maize production. But a UN human rights expert says lack of investment in other areas, notably in soil health and in developing irrigation techniques, means the country is still plagued by food insecurity.

 

Producer/Presenter: Gerry Adams

Editor: Donn Bobb

Production Assistant: Ezzat El-Ferri

Studio Engineer: Zach Prewitt

Duration: 10'00"

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