Memorial ceremony held for Indian peacekeepers in South Sudan

Memorial ceremony

A memorial ceremony was held in the South Sudanese capital of Juba, to honour two Indian peacekeepers who died protecting civilians during an unprovoked attack inside a UN base in Akobo town, Jonglei State.

Scores of people gathered before two coffins, covered by India's national flag.

Child-friendly spaces offer oasis for displaced children in the Philippines

© UNICEF Philippines/2013/Valcarcel

Tens of thousands are still living in schools, churches and other public buildings since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines a little over a month ago.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was recently in the country on a 3-day visit to increase support for a massive recovery plan in the works.

The UN estimates that over 15 million people have been affected by the disaster. Tacloban City in central Philippines is one of the worst-hit areas.

Cambodia faces challenges in improving sanitation and hygiene

Constructing a toilet in Cambodia. Photo: UNICEF

Improving hygiene through use of latrines and hand washing with soap and water, protecting water sources from contamination remain key challenges for Cambodia.

According to the United Nations children's agency (UNICEF), less than one in three Cambodians have access to latrines and hand washing facilities, one of the lowest rates in Southeast Asia.

Nearly 70 per cent of Cambodia’s rural population-roughly 6.4 million people still practice open defecation as their principle sanitation option.

Presenter: Jocelyne Sambira
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Duration: 10'00"

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