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Ban appeals for extension of humanitarian pause, reiterates call for 7 day truce in Gaza

Listen / Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Photo/Mark Garten

  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly urged the parties fighting in the Gaza strip to extend a 12-hour humanitarian pause that was broadly observed on Saturday. His Special Envoy for the Middle East, Robert Serry, is involved in brokering an extension of the humanitarian pause for an additional extendable period of 24 hours. The [...]

26 Jul 2014 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Women shepherds in Somaliland determined to change their odds

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Water is a central concern year round in Somaliland, a self-declared autonomous state in northern Somalia. Over a third of households in Somaliland's urban areas do not have access to clean drinking water and the proportion is far higher in rural areas, the UN says. Beerato is a major watering hole for surrounding villages, when [...]

26 Jul 2014 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Tanzanian villagers find answer to water shortage under their feet

Listen / Young rural farmers of Tanzania. UN Photo/B Wolff

Villagers in northern Tanzania have found the answer to a lack of water literally under their feet. The Maasai villagers used to have to walk for hours each day in search of water, but after drilling a borehole, they found a clean, fresh supply right below their homes. As Joanne Levitan reports, the water has [...]

26 Jul 2014 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Men and women serve under same rules in UN peacekeeping operation

Listen / Commander Luzviminda Camacho

Men and women serving with the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti, have to abide by the same rules, according to the commander of a battalion from the Philippines. Commander Luzviminda Camacho, a navy captain, is leading a contingent of 156 men and women in Haiti. She has over 25 years of service in her country [...]

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