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News in Brief 15 August 2017 (AM)


IOM provides US$150,000 for Sierra Leone mudslide relief The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is racing to assist Sierra Leone in the wake of devastating floods and mudslides which have killed hundreds. The…

15 Aug 2017 / Listen /

Hundreds feared dead in Sierra Leone mudslide, UN chief "saddened"

Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Violaine Martin (file)

A mudslide in Sierra Leone on Monday has left at least 200 dead, according to news reports, burying dozens of homes following heavy rains. The UN Secretary-General said he was saddened by the…

14 Aug 2017 / Listen /
Terror attack in Burkina Faso condemned by UN chief "Refrain from violence" UN chief urges Kenyans in wake of election result Drought-stricken herders in Ethiopia in urgent need of support: FAO Investment "urgently required" to save lives of Iraqi babies and mothers
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Only 1 in 5 women addicts seek treatment, warns UN expert

A woman from a hill tribe in Thailand smoking opium. UN Photo/D. Gair (file)

Only one in five women addicts seeks treatment for drug abuse, the president of the International Narcotics Board (INCB)…

16 Aug 2017 / Listen /

"Time running out" to stop terrorism's spread across the Sahel

Families fled their home in north-east Nigeria in fear of the militant group Boko Haram. They do not live in camps but are seeking refuge in local communities across the border, in Niger. File Photo: OCHA/Franck Kuwonu.

Time is "running out" to find and implement solutions to the spread of terrorist groups and their extremist ideology…

15 Aug 2017 / Listen /

Rescue mission turns to recovery after deadly Sierra Leone mudslide


With hundreds reported to have died following mudslides and extensive flooding around the capital of Sierra Leone, UN agencies…

15 Aug 2017 / Listen /

Addressing today's problems in the Pacific via its deep cultural roots

Nisha, Director of Office and Representative to the Pacific States, UNESCO (third left) with UNESCO and National University of Samoa's staff. Photo: Julia Dean

The centuries-old cultural practices and traditions of Pacific islanders are key to addressing some of the development problems of…

15 Aug 2017 / Listen /

"Vicious circle" in Yemen, as cholera cases hit 500,000


A "vicious circle" of cholera being fuelled by malnutrition in war-torn Yemen, has seen the number of suspected cases…

14 Aug 2017 / Listen /
"Youth can make a change" says new UN Youth Envoy Yemen sees second sea tragedy in two days More protection needed for LGBTI defenders in Honduras "Zero tolerance" for militarization of South Sudan camps
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