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Situation in Fallujah "very dramatic", warns UN special envoy

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The situation in the Iraqi city of Fallujah is best characterized as "very dramatic," the UN deputy special envoy in Iraq has warned. Lise Grande, who is also the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for…

31 May 2016 / Listen /

Deadly attack on peacekeepers in Mali condemned

Senegalese police officers serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), patrol the streets of the city of Gao, in Mali. UN Photo/Marco Dormino

Authorities in Mali are being urged by the United Nations to swiftly investigate a deadly attack on Sunday which killed five peacekeepers serving at its mission in the country, MINUSMA. The blue helmets,…

30 May 2016 / Listen /

NGO freedom under threat at UN

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The freedom of non-governmental organizations to work without interference is under threat at the United Nations according to the UN Secretary-General. Speaking at an international NGO conference in South Korea, Ban Ki-moon said…

30 May 2016 / Listen /
Libya medical centre attacks condemned Tech bank for Least Developed Countries among outcomes of UN conference Conference reviews progress in world's Least Developed Countries Syria: Nearly 600,000 living under siege
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Syrian refugee pressures on Jordan "like a slow-moving tsunami"

Syrian refugees queue for relief items at Jordan's Za'atri camp. Photo: UNHCR/S. Malkawi

The pressure of having more than a million Syrian refugees enter Jordan since 2011, is equivalent to a "slow-moving…

1 Jun 2016 / Listen /

HIV: 17 million worldwide now accessing life-saving medicines

In Lesotho, A woman holds the AIDS anti-retroviral treatment medicine for her granddaughter. Photo: IRIN/Eva-Lotta Jansson

There has been an "extraordinary scale-up" in the number of people living with HIV who are now accessing life-saving…

31 May 2016 / Listen /

WHO: get ready for plain packaging on tobacco

More countries are making progress towards implementing plain packaging on tobacco products, WHO says. Photo: Ahmed Ouma

Plain packaging of tobacco products saves lives by reducing demand, and more governments should follow the lead taken by…

31 May 2016 / Listen /

Insurance "safety net" will help guard against farming disasters

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A bigger insurance "safety net" for farmers at risk of losing everything in a natural disaster is being extended…

31 May 2016 / Listen /

Indigenous community in Panama winning fight against hunger

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Panama has made huge strides in reducing hunger, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports. The Central American nation…

31 May 2016 / Listen /

Afghan father-son duo bike 7,000 miles for peace

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A father and son cycling team from Afghanistan have biked 7,000 miles to deliver a hopeful message of peace…

30 May 2016 / Listen /
Sowing new seeds to end hunger in Central African Republic With global support "peace is doable" in Darfur Peacekeeping a "cause worth dying for" More action needed for countries to graduate from LDC group Agriculture key to transform world's Least Developed Countries
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