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Increase in vulnerable refugees in Jordan seeking shelter in camps

View over Za'atari Refugee Camp in Jordan housing over 80,000 Syrian Refugees. This Wednesday marks three years since it was set up. Photo: UNHCR/C. Herwig

Refugees living in Jordan have become increasingly vulnerable as their savings are depleting after years in exile, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). As a result, there has been a very large…

28 Jul 2015 / Listen /
Syria crisis a "shameful blot on the world's humanitarian conscience" Reports of "violent clampdown" on people fleeing ISIL in Iraq Security Council resolution reflects "strong commitment" to Somalia "Catastrophic" humanitarian consequences in Yemen Addis Ababa Action Agenda endorsed by UN General Assembly States urged to end trauma of forcible returns Elections in Burundi "not conducive to credible electoral process" Top rights official "did not resign over abuse claims"
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Economic growth predicted at 0.5% in Latin America and Caribbean

The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) holds press conference at its headquarters in Santiago, Chile, to launch the Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean 2015. Photo: ECLAC/Carlos Vera

Economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean will average out at half a per cent in 2015, according…

30 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Thai student says language is "key to understanding different cultures"

Siwathep Singh Khanderpor speaking at the Global Youth Forum on Multilingualism. Photo: UN Web TV

A medical student from Thailand who's studying at a university in China says the only way to understand another…

30 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Political solution only way to end Syrian crisis and ISIL advance

Syrian refugees arrive across the border into Jordan. File Photo: UNHCR/A. Harper

The crisis in Syria has to come to an end as no one is benefiting from the violence except…

29 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Developing countries to lead global population growth

The number of people living on the planet is expected to rise from just over seven billion today to 8.5 billion by 2030. UN Photo/World Population Report

The number of people living on the planet is expected to rise from just over seven billion today to…

29 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Sanctions on Iran and Cuba need phasing out, says expert

Idriss Jazairy, the UN's first independent expert on human rights and sanctions, said it was rarely the elite who suffer from punitive measures. Photo: UN

The time has come for a "phasing out" of sanctions on Cuba and Iran to protect the most vulnerable…

29 Jul 2015 / Listen /
Somali economy "growing rapidly" Concern over human rights in Belarus Better cattle breeding through nuclear science Multilingualism "catalyst" for achieving sustainable development
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