UNCA: UN officials thank Iraq for hosting Syrian refugees

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Secretary-General visits Kawrgosik Camp.

During a recent mission to Iraq, the UN Secretary-General visited the Kawrgosik refugee camp, home to an estimated 5,000 Syrian refugees.

Ban Ki-moon thanked the Iraqi authorities for hosting these thousands of desperate people who have fled the ongoing conflict in their homeland.

Activist calls for greater action to combat HIV in indigenous communities

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Indigenous activists say their communities are particularly marginalized when it comes to attaining healthcare services, thus putting them at risk of poor health.

Clive Aspin, an independent public health consultant, and a Maori from New Zealand, says this discrepancy is behind "disproportionate" rates of HIV infection in indigenous populations.

Resilience of Philippines praised after typhoon


The people of the Philippines have been praised for their ability to recover from Typhoon Haiyan, the deadly storm which devastated parts of the country just over two months ago.

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has been supporting efforts to rebuild lives in the city of Tacloban, one of the worst-affected areas.

Presenter: Dianne Penn
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Duration: 10'00"

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