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Building up resilience of Yemeni families in "dire need": UNDP

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Yemenis continue to show "incredible resilience" despite the crippling war which has left around 20 million in need of aid. That's according to Auke Lootsma, Country Director in Yemen for the UN Development Programme (UNDP). He said UNDP's role was to try and build up that resilience even further, through programmes such as "Cash for [...]

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News in Brief 16 June 2017 (PM)

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UN Peacekeeping chief expresses "deep concern" over violence in DRC The UN Peacekeeping chief met with the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Friday and expressed "deep concern over the continuing violence" in the Kasai region. The Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, reaffirmed the UN's commitment to support the "full [...]

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Security Council hears of Mali peace deal progress

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This month marks two years since the signing of what it was hoped would be an historic peace accord in Mali. On Friday the Security Council was updated on the latest developments in the country and the outstanding issues that remain. Dianne Penn reports. Duration: 3’04″

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UN Daily News Programme 16 June 2017

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Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Matt Wells. In today’s programme: Security Council updated on Mali progress ahead of peace deal anniversary; and:Migrant workers sending more money home than a decade ago.

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Fish bring new hope to conflict-affected South Sudanese

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Fish are helping to bring communities together in one conflict-affected part of South Sudan thanks to a small but hugely significant project undertaken by the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country, UNMISS. Fishing the Nile River has for a long time been central to the economy of the town of Bor, in the east [...]

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More than half of young children deprived of play with fathers: UNICEF

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More than half of all children aged 3 to 4, are missing out on early-learning activities with their fathers, according to new data from the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). The new analysis is drawn from UNICEF's Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey, covering 74 countries, published just ahead of Father's Day, which will be marked in 80 [...]

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Migrant workers sending home more money than a decade ago

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The amount of money migrants send home to their families in developing countries has increased by 51 per cent over the past decade, "lifting millions out poverty," a new report by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has found. The study, covering the period between 2007 and 2016, was released ahead of the International [...]

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News in Brief 16 June 2017 (AM) – Geneva

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  At least 100,000 people trapped in ISIL-held Mosul Old City ISIL fighters have trapped more than 100,000 people in the Old City of Mosul in Iraq for use as human shields, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Friday. The development comes eight months into the Iraqi military's campaign to retake the northern city [...]

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Funding crisis threatens aid to 9 million Syrian children: UNICEF

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A major funding gap means that the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) may have to cut "critical and life-saving activities" in support of around nine million children in Syria and surrounding countries. UNICEF said on Friday that it had received only a quarter of the US$1.4 billion that it needs to fund emergency operations this year [...]

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