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Stronger cooperation needed to improve situation of refugees in Greece: UNHCR

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Joint efforts and strengthened cooperation are crucial for improving the situation of asylum-seekers and refugees in Greece, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has urged. The agency issued eight recommendations on Monday aimed at…

27 Mar 2017 / Listen /

Killing of 6 aid workers in South Sudan an "appalling and pointless loss": UN

An armed individual in the town of Pibor, in Jonglei state. Pibor has seen violent clashes and confrontations that have resulted in displacement as well as destruction of livelihood and property. (File photo) OCHA/Cecilia Attefor

The killing of six aid workers in an ambush in South Sudan has been described by the head of the UN Mission there (UNMISS) as an "appalling and pointless loss of life," that…

26 Mar 2017 / Listen /
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Famine is "a collective failure": WFP chief economist


The descent into famine represents "a collective failure" from which many child survivors will never recover. That's the stark…

28 Mar 2017 / Listen /

As famine looms, Yemen "on a knife's edge": UN Coordinator


With famine looming in Yemen, the country is "on a knife's edge" and in desperate need of cash from…

28 Mar 2017 / Listen /

Women's participation in peace talks empower Syrians “as a whole”


In order to create a "lasting peace" in Syria, women need to have a seat at the policy-making table,…

28 Mar 2017 / Listen /

Urgent “need for progress” on nuclear disarmament

An atmospheric nuclear test conducted by the United States at Enewetak Atoll, Marshall Islands, on 1 November 1952. Photo: US Government

The "need for progress" on creating a world free of nuclear weapons has "rarely been as urgent" according to…

27 Mar 2017 / Listen /

Fast-response "vanguard brigade" of Peacekeepers now a reality

Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, addresses journalists in New York during his final briefing. UN Photo/Manuel Elias

A "vanguard brigade" of UN Peacekeepers which can be deployed within 60 days to new trouble-spots, would have been…

27 Mar 2017 / Listen /
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