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Technology helps aid partners better understand food insecurity

WFP trucks loaded with wheat grain, oil and salt are ready to leave for Amran, a hundred kilometres north of Yemen's capital, Sana

Last month, about 70 per cent of families in each governorate in Yemen were borrowing food or relying on friends and relatives to help them out. This is an example of the insights…

4 May 2016 / Listen /
Extend "day of silence" in Syria, says UN political chief Agency taking steps to avert education crisis for Palestine refugee children Syria envoy "cautious" for re-launch of cessation of hostilities Time to implement SDGs: UN chief Commitment to action goal of first World Humanitarian Summit Solidarity emphasized during Nepal mission People with albinism face "extinction" in Malawi Chemical weapons re-emerge as "tool of war"
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VIP protection passed from UN to Liberian government

UNMIL Peacekeepers supporting the Liberian National Police in 2011. File Photo: UNMIL/Emmanuel Tobey

The Liberian government is taking over control of VIP protection from the UN as part of a gradual transition…

6 May 2016 / Listen /

World must "wake up from the fog of success" over climate change

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) at the People's Climate March held in New York City. UN Photo/Mark Garten (file photo)

The world needs to "wake up from the fog of success" over the Paris Agreement on climate change, according…

5 May 2016 / Listen /

"Knotted Gun" sculptor remembered at UN

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An iconic sculpture of a large gun, the barrel of which is tied in a knot, is the first…

5 May 2016 / Listen /

Stopping ivory trade is vital to sustainable development in Kenya

105 tonnes of ivory from over 7,000 elephants and 1.35 tonnes of rhino horn was burned in Nairobi, Kenya, on 30 April 2016, in an urgent call to action to end the poaching crisis. Photo: Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

Protecting elephants and combatting the ivory trade is vital to sustainable development in Kenya. That's according to Helen Clark,…

5 May 2016 / Listen /

"Gender equality saves lives when disaster hits"

In Yogyakarta, Indonesia, women at a community meeting discuss the reconstruction of their village in the wake of the 2006 tsunami and earthquake. Photo: World Bank/Nugroho Nurdikiawan Sunjoyo

When natural disasters strike, a lack of gender equality can mean the difference between life and death. That's according…

5 May 2016 / Listen /
Fears over eastern Aleppo becoming new besieged zone Help "support and sustain" Palestine refugees, urges UN chief
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