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500,000 children living in besieged areas in Syria

Listen / Underground playgrounds have been built in besieged areas of Syria 
Photo: UNICEF/UN041513/Alshaml

Some 500,000 children are living in a total of 16 besieged areas in Syria according to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). Violence continues to escalate across Syria, which has suffered from more than five years of civil war. Daniel Dickinson reports The number of children living in besieged areas has doubled in less than one [...]

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Poorest countries face "obstacles" to realize sustainable transport

Listen / Photo: World Bank/Curt Carnemark

The world's poorest countries face "particular obstacles" in realizing sustainable transport according to a senior UN official. Gyan Chandra Acharya was speaking at the first-ever United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan. Daniel Dickinson has more details. The conference has been looking at how the transport sector can advance sustainable [...]

27 Nov 2016 | Posted in Financing for Development, Focus on Climate Change, Small Island Developing States, Today's News | Read More »

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