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Myanmar children facing "hell on earth"

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A major alert has been issued for hundreds of thousands of Myanmar youngsters who've been forced to seek shelter in what's been described as a "hell on earth" of makeshift camps in southern Bangladesh. UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) raised the alarm in Geneva. In a new report published on Friday about the emergency – sparked [...]

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News in Brief 19 October 2017 (PM)

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Drop in UN civilian casualty numbers Casualties among UN civilian staff have fallen to their lowest levels in five years. That information can be found in a report by the UN Secretary-General which analyses global security and security incidents involving personnel and premises in 2016 and the first half of this year. It was presented [...]

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News in Brief 19 October 2017 (AM)

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Leaders commit to reduce deaths caused by noncommunicable diseases Governments have pledged to reduce suffering and deaths caused by heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), the World Health Organization (WHO) has announced. The commitment was made at the start of a three-day global conference which opened on Wednesday in Montevideo, Uruguay. NCDs [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 19 October 2017

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn. In today's programme:  An update on international support to Somalia in the wake of this past weekend’s deadly bombing; and: Progress on fighting HIV and AIDS in Tanzania.

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International support "a silver lining" after Somalia bombing

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International support "a silver lining" in the wake of Somalia bombing Somalis have taken to the streets of the capital, Mogadishu, to protest against violent extremism in the aftermath of a double car bombing which killed more than 300 people this past weekend. The United Nations and its partners have been assisting the authorities in [...]

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HIV, AIDS treatment at "tipping point" for first time: UNAIDS chief

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Significant progress has been made on the HIV and AIDS fronts, but they are illnesses that cannot be forgotten. That's the view of UNAIDS Executive Director, Michel Sidibé, who said that for the first time, there are more people in Tanzania receiving treatment for HIV and AIDS than those still waiting for help. UNAIDS estimates [...]

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15,000 child deaths daily despite drop in under-five mortality: UN report

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Last year, 15,000 children under the age of five died each day, nearly half of whom were newborns. The sombre statistics come in a UN report published on Thursday which says many of these deaths could have been prevented through simple, cost-effective measures. It warns that despite a decrease in child mortality over the past [...]

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