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UN Daily News Programme 04 July 2017

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Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Jocelyne Sambira and Daniel Johnson. In today’s programme: a new UN guide aims to stop child labour in agriculture during conflicts and disasters; and Coral reefs are vanishing at an unprecedented rate, a biologist warns.

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News in Brief 4 July 2017 (AM) – Geneva

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Cholera, diarrhoea present deadly risk to tens of thousands of children: UNICEF Yemen is in the grip of the world's worst outbreak of cholera, but diarrhoeal diseases and malnutrition are also endangering the lives of tens of thousands of children in South Sudan, Somalia and Sudan. That warning from the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, comes [...]

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"Coral nerd" biologist highlights reefs at risk

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Perhaps the most surprising thing about self-proclaimed "coral nerd" Zack Rago, is that he grew up in the land-locked US state of Colorado. Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate, as highlighted at the UN Ocean Conference in early June. As part of an effort to find out why – and [...]

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Guide seeks to prevent child labour in agriculture during conflicts, disasters

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A new guide aimed at preventing child labour in the agriculture sector during times of conflict or disaster has been launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The agency explained that these crises can affect a family's ability to feed, educate and protect their children, thus forcing children to find work in the [...]

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