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Agencies ramp up health care services in eastern Mosul


Life-saving health care services are being scaled up to meet the needs of more than 60,000 people near the frontlines in the eastern part of the city of Mosul in Iraq, the United Nations has reported. The Iraqi military is battling to liberate the northern city which has been in the grip of the terrorist [...]

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News in Brief 28 November 2016 (PM)


Progress and challenges in northern DPRK following flood Nearly 12,000 families in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) have been resettled in new homes three months after deadly floods hit the north of the country, the UN humanitarian affairs office (OCHA) has reported. International humanitarian agencies have conducted a joint mission with the Government [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 28 November 2016


Listen to a bulletin of news and features from United Nations Radio, with Matthew Wells and Dianne Penn. In today's programme; An "economy of war" and a dire humanitarian situation are hampering the Central African Republic's fragile recovery. And a basic skills gap is fuelling a youth unemployment crisis across the Middle East and North Africa. [...]

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News in Brief 28 November (AM)


Violence against women affects more than survivors: ESCAP chief Up to 70 per cent of women in some Asia-Pacific countries have suffered physical or sexual violence at the hands of an intimate partner. That data has been provided by the UN office for the region, ESCAP, which on Monday commemorated the International Day for the [...]

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"Economy of war" threatens CAR's fragile recovery


The Central African Republic's "economy of war" and chronic suffering are among the biggest threats to the country's fragile recovery, the UN warned Monday. With nearly half the population in need of humanitarian assistance, nearly US$ 400 million needs to be found to aid recovery efforts. Here's Daniel Johnson's report from Geneva. Duration: 2’46″

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South Sudan leaders urged to put well-being of people first

UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General Ellen Margrethe Løj addressing UNMISS staff November 28, 2016

The leaders of South Sudan have been urged by the UN's most senior official in the country to put the well-being of their people first. The African nation has been enduring civil conflict for almost three years, a conflict which has led to the deaths of thousands of people and the displacement of millions more. [...]

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Skills and needs "mismatch" fuels youth unemployment


The "mismatch" between required skills and qualifications in the labour market is the biggest contributor to youth unemployment in the Middle East and North Africa. That's according to Jasmine Nahhas di Florio, Senior Vice President of Education for Employment (EFE), a non-profit organization providing skill training to unemployed youth in both regions. She says that [...]

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