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Insecurity in Myanmar's Rakhine State affects delivery of aid


Insecurity in Myanmar's Rakhine State is affecting the delivery of aid to those in need. An ongoing curfew and the scaling down of humanitarian staff are also disrupting services. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that UN agencies and humanitarian partners on the ground were seriously concerned about the situation. Rakhine [...]

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Europe, Central Asia "not without nutrition woes"


Countries in of Europe and Central Asia are suffering from what has been described by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) as debilitating nutrition problems. That is despite the fact that 53-countries in those regions could be hunger-free in the next few years. The issue is due to be discussed by experts meeting at the [...]

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Violence between Christians and Muslims in CAR intensifying

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Violence in the Central African Republic is intensifying, according to reports from the UN. Thousands of people are believed to have been killed, and 2.2 million need humanitarian aid as a result of the ongoing conflict between Christian and Muslims that began in December 2012. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said the renewed inter-communal violence [...]

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UN urges free movement for aid workers in South Sudan

Peacekeepers in South Sudan.  UNMISS

The South Sudanese government is being urged by the UN to allow the free movement of aid workers in the country. Forcible searches of UN vehicles, flights and convoys continue and UN personnel have been threatened and harassed. The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) expressed concerns about the recurring and numerous violations of the [...]

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Men's network promotes gender equality in Mozambique

Millennium Development Goals Beyond 2015

It is increasingly being recognized that for societies to make progress women need to be treated as equal partners with men. And so, as the United Nations works on the Sustainable Development Goals that will replace the Millennium Development Goals after 2015, the role of women is being emphasized time and again. What is also [...]

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WHO steps up efforts to contain Ebola outbreak in Guinea

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Eighty people have died so far from the Ebola virus in Guinea, according to the World Health Organization's latest figures. WHO is stepping up efforts with public health authorities and NGO partners to try to contain the Ebola outbreak in Guinea. Yvette Morris reports: WHO is distributing protection material in health facilities in Guinea and [...]

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UN "working hard to draw on lessons" of failures to prevent genocide

Secretary-General visits Rwanda Genocide Memorial Museum (2008)  UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The UN has been working hard to draw on the lessons of its failures in Rwanda and Srebernica. That's what UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in his address to the International Conference on Genocide Prevention taking place in Brussels. In the face of violence in Rwanda, the Security Council withdrew the UN peacekeeping operation, taking [...]

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$44m hunger programme launched in South Sudan

A young girl eats raosted corn on the cob that grows thanks to the newly constructed irrigation system that pulls water from a nearby river.  UN Photo/Logan Abassi

People affected by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan are to benefit from improved health services and the provision of basic food needs following the approval of funding from the World Bank. Forty-four million dollars will be spent on expanding access to health services and boosting access to food for poor and vulnerable populations. The [...]

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Appeal for "thousands" more peacekeepers in CAR as situation deteriorates

UN peacekeepers.  UN Photo/Marie Frechon

Thousands more peacekeepers and police officers are urgently needed in the Central African Republic (CAR) following the further deterioration of the security situation there. The appeal made earlier by the UN Secretary-General, is now being echoed by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). During Tuesday's briefing to the press in Geneva, [...]

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Human Rights Council debate focuses on rights of older persons

Human Rights Council. Photo by Jean-Marc FerrŽ

The rights of older persons are the focus of a debate at the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday. The Social Forum is an annual meeting convened by the Council that serves as a unique space for open and interactive dialogue. Representatives of Member States get to interact with civil society, including grassroots organizations and [...]

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