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Forced evacuation of northern Gaza residents could cause further devastation: Ban

Listen / Palestinian families take shelter at an UNRWA school in Gaza City (13 July 2014). Photo: Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA

The Secretary-General has warned that, if true, the forced expulsion of tens of thousands of residents from the northern Gaza Strip could have a further devastating humanitarian impact on civilians in those areas. The Israeli Defence Forces are reportedly dropping leaflets in the area warning people to leave their homes and evacuate the city. The [...]

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Humanitarian drones promoted by UNICEF

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Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles could become a common sight in humanitarian crises across Africa, if a United States-based scientist has her way. Pia Zaragoza received funding from the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) to build a prototype model which could be built cheaply with a 3D printer. The drone would enable emergency workers to operate [...]

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UN expert meets with African women tricked into trafficking in Italy

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Sexual exploitation, especially involving women from Nigeria and Eastern Europe, is the most prevalent and documented form of trafficking in Italy. Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, conducted a 10-day official mission to the country last September. At a detention centre in the city of Turin [...]

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Midwife makes life better for Syrian refugee women through her work

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Over the past three years, Syria’s civil war has left more then 130,000 dead and forced millions to flee to neighbouring countries like Jordan. Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan has become home to thousands of Syrian women and adolescent girls who fled the violence in their homeland. In the midst of this catastrophe, one extraordinary [...]

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