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Agency taking steps to avert education crisis for Palestine refugee children

UNRWA Commissioner General Pierre Krähenbühl visiting the Abu Tue'ma school in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, on 14 September 2014, to celebrate the start of the new school year. Photo: UNRWA/Shareef Sarhan

Ensuring Palestinian youth receive an education is comparable to "a global public good," according to a senior UN official from the region. Pierre Krähenbűhl, head of the UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees,…

3 May 2016 / Listen /
Syria envoy "cautious" for re-launch of cessation of hostilities Time to implement SDGs: UN chief Commitment to action goal of first World Humanitarian Summit Solidarity emphasized during Nepal mission People with albinism face "extinction" in Malawi Chemical weapons re-emerge as "tool of war" International Jazz Day celebrates music's "universal message of peace" Significant cease-fire violations recorded in Ukraine
Today's Features

Fears over eastern Aleppo becoming new besieged zone


Continued fighting in Aleppo has created new no-go areas and risks turning part of the Syrian city into a…

4 May 2016 / Listen /

Foreign terrorist fighters returning home constitute a "real risk"

Security Council meeting. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Foreign terrorist fighters returning home from Syria and Iraq radicalized and "battle-hardened" pose a "real risk" to the entire…

4 May 2016 / Listen /

Attack against aid workers in Mali a "concerning" development


An attack on a humanitarian convoy in north-east Mali which targeted aid workers has been described by the UN…

4 May 2016 / Listen /

Nuclear technique helps health professionals rapidly detect Zika

Mosquito prevention and control in Salto, Uruguay. Photo: PAHO

Medical professionals from Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa have been trained in a nuclear-derived technique that can quickly…

4 May 2016 / Listen /

Hunting an indicted war criminal in the former Yugoslavia: The Lid is On podcast

Slavko Dokmanovic (left, in white shirt) is read his rights by Vladimir Dzuro (right, in white shirt). File Photo (1997): Col. David Jones, US Army

Two United Nations policemen have been talking about the "horror stories" they heard from the families of victims of…

3 May 2016 / Listen /
"Direct attacks" against medical staff and patients "must end" Journalist jailed in Azerbaijan wins press freedom prize
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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″…

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Life Begins at Ten


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

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