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Protect refugee children on the move, UNHCR chief urges

A Syrian boy photographed at a refugee transit site in Arsal, Lebanon.  Photo: UNHCR/M. Hofer

Refugee children must be protected, especially if they are unaccompanied or separated from their families, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi has urged. A two-day forum opened in Geneva on Thursday…

8 Dec 2016 / Listen /

Pain of Korea's separated families is felt every day


Families torn apart by decades of enforced separation in the Korean peninsula risk never being reunited amid rising tensions in the region, the UN has warned. Since war between the north and the…

7 Dec 2016 / Listen /
Seven million people in Syria receiving medical supplies from UN Fight against hunger slows down in Asia Pacific UN generates over US$3 billion a year to NYC's economy Security Council fails to reach "common ground" regarding Aleppo truce UN calls for better protection of refugees in the EU and globally News in Brief 05 December 2016 (PM) Persons with disabilities must be part of global development push: UN chief
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Desperate appeals to evacuate injured from Aleppo

Jan Egeland. UN Photo/Daniel Johnson

"Desperate appeals" are being made for humanitarian workers to evacuate the sick and injured from Syria's Aleppo amid continued…

8 Dec 2016 / Listen /

246 million children are victims of school-related violence


An estimated 246 million girls and boys worldwide are subject to school-related violence every year, according to latest figures…

8 Dec 2016 / Listen /

Harsh winter increases humanitarian needs in Eastern Ukraine

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The humanitarian needs of displaced people in Eastern Ukraine are increasing this winter, contrary to the expectations of the…

8 Dec 2016 / Listen /

Lord's Resistance Army continues to cause "unspeakable suffering"

François Louncény Fall.  UN Photo/Norbert N Ouendji

The Lord's Resistance Army rebel group, is continuing to cause "unspeakable suffering" for civilians in central African countries where…

7 Dec 2016 / Listen /

With right Haiti response "cholera will go"

David Nabarro meeting and supporting people in Jeremie, Haiti, which was severely affected by Hurricane Matthew. © UN Haiti

With the resources to keep responding effectively and improvements in water and sanitation for all Haitians, "cholera will go".…

7 Dec 2016 / Listen /
Libyan political accord "stands firm, but stuck" "Essential services" provided to mankind by biodiversity UN brings economic, cultural and educational benefits to New York City Internet forum addresses challenge of connecting 3.9 billion Industrial transformation a "very big challenge" for Africa Record aid appeal launched to help 93 million people Thai king's legacy on soil "can benefit families of farmers" globally Healthy soil "enables" life on earth and mitigates climate change
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People in Houses

Princess Grace of Monaco stars in this drama about the life of refugees in Europe.   Duration: 28’46″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /

Life Begins at Ten


American actors Doris Day and Gregory Peck join Eleanor Roosevelt to raise awareness on the life of refugees in Europe. Duration: 14’21″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /
Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

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