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News in Brief 17 April 2017 (PM)

Listen / Maman Sambo Sidikou. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

  UN supporting implementation of DRC political agreement The top official at the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has been meeting with political leaders to find ways to implement an agreement that paves the way for elections in the country. UN Special Representative Maman Sambo Sidikou on Sunday received a [...]

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Love and hope are what refugees need most: relief expert

Listen / Fifteen year old Mohammad sits in front of the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan, where he lives with his family and goes to a UNICEF supported school. Photo: UNICEF/Badran

In times of stress, people cling to their faith more than a child to their blanket, so faith-based organizations have a unique role to play in assisting refugees, a religious aid expert has said. Anwar Khan is the CEO of Islamic Relief USA. He participated in a discussion at UN Headquarters on the role of [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 17 April 2017

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Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Jocelyne Sambira and Dianne Penn. In today's programme: Warring parties in South Sudan are being urged to show restraint in the face of an upsurge in violence; and a new campaign in Mexico City aims to stop sexual harassment on public transportation.

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South Sudan warring parties urged to show restraint, protect civilians

Listen / An UN patrol in Upper Nile state, South Sudan. (file) Photo: UNMISS

Warring parties in South Sudan are being urged by the most senior UN official in the country to show restraint in the face of an escalation in violence and to remember their responsibility towards protecting civilians from conflict. Fresh fighting has broken out between Government and opposition forces in a number of locations including Raga [...]

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News in Brief 17 April 2017 (AM)

Listen / In Mosul, Iraq, aging family members are pushed for hours through frontline fighting between the army and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh), to reach safety. Photo: IRIN/Tom Westcott

Iraq: Mosul displaced approaching 500,000 Nearly half a million people have been displaced since the start of an operation six months ago to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from the terrorist group ISIL. UN humanitarian coordinator for the country Lise Grande issued a statement on Monday describing the volume of people fleeing the northern [...]

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Public transport campaign tackles sexual harassment

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A new campaign in Mexico City aims to combat a touchy subject: sexual harassment on public transportation. A recent national survey found that nearly 90 per cent of women feel unsafe on buses and subways. Faced with these alarming figures, UN Women, in partnership with the city government launched the campaign #NoEsDeHombres which translates as [...]

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