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More than 10,000 displaced in clashes in Central African Republic

Human rights violations and widespread impunity are common in this region. Absence of law and order at the community level prevent people from reporting the violations they suffer. There are far too many cases of forced marriages, early marriages of girls between 12 and 16 years old and recruitment of young people into the fighting forces. 
Photo: OCHA/Gemma Cortes

More than 10,000 people have been displaced in the Central African Republic following an upsurge in clashes, according to the UN humanitarian office, OCHA. People fled their homes earlier this week in Zémio,…

21 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Women primary agents of change to fight malnutrition

A woman farmer harvests rice by hand.  UN Photo/Martine Perret

Women are the primary agents of change in combating malnutrition, according to a member of the World Alliance of Mobile Indigenous People. Munkh-bolor Gungaa was speaking on behalf of civil society at the…

21 Nov 2014 / Listen /
"Don't define someone by their disability" says US Senator 25,000 Gaza homeowners to have access to building materials Airlift of winter supplies underway in Iraq Code adopted for ships operating in polar waters Parliamentarians meet in support of Israeli-Palestinian peace Ebola operation stepped up Emergency food voucher distribution underway in Ukraine Private sector has tools to impact food safety and security Healthier nutrition in the United States can be achieved Millions #Imagine a better world for children Pledges to climate fund welcomed by UN chief "Unprecedented" growth in importance of UN Police Ukraine suffering a total breakdown in law and order, says UN expert
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Nutrition habits in China changing, obesity on rise

Girl working in a rice field near Chengdu, Sichuan.  UN Photo/John Isaac

Obesity is on the rise in China because nutrition habits in the country are changing, according to a senior…

24 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Unhealthy foods in Thailand creating new nutritional challenges

Rajata Rajatanavin Minister for Public Health of the Kingdom of Thailand. General Debate, Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), FAO Headquarters (Plenary Hall).  ©FAO/©Alessandra Benedetti

An increased consumption of unhealthy foods in Thailand has created new nutritional challenges for the newly industrialized country, according…

22 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Countries at Rome conference vow to fight malnutrition

A farmer harvests sorghum produced from seeds donated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) through the "Improving Seeds" project.  UN Photo/Fred Noy

Significant commitments have been made by over 170 countries in the fight against malnutrition, a senior UN official has…

21 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Humanitarian situation "dire" in South Sudan

Kyung-wha Kang, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs during her visit to South Sudan.  Credit:  UNMISS/Isaac Alebe Avoro Lu'ba

The humanitarian situation for people displaced by conflict in South Sudan has been described as "dire" by the UN…

21 Nov 2014 / Listen /

"Sky is the limit" for Africa says senior UN official

Gold being poured in a South African mine. South Africa has the world's largest gold-mining industry.  UN Photo

The sky will be the limit for African countries once they industrialize their agricultural sector. That's the view of…

21 Nov 2014 / Listen /
"Close to impossible" to reach communities in terrorist-controlled areas in Iraq Up to 1mn in Syria, Iraq may be "left out in cold" this winter Report on world's children shows progress and challenges Pope calls nutrition and environment “global public issues” Bringing the voice of the people to the global stage Solutions sought for food wastage problem in Papua New Guinea Toilets bring hope to rural people in Nepal Progress in provision of water and sanitation but challenges remain Global community misjudged world's malnutrition challenges Villagers in India's Rajasthan state build toilets to improve lives Over one billion people forced to defecate in the open Plane crash probe results due to be released Global experts focus on nutrition challenges of 21st Century
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