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Protection of civilians urged in Yemen after refugee deaths

Children attend classes in Yemen, where over 600 schools have been damaged as a result of conflict. Photo: UNICEF

The warring parties in Yemen have been urged by the United Nations to ensure the protection of civilians in…

7 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Over 2.25m displaced four years after independence for South Sudan

Renewed fighting has forced tens of thousands to flee into the bush in recent weeks; 90 per cent are women and children, UNHCR says. Photo: UN / Martine Perret

Four years after South Sudan declared independence, the country remains beset by conflict and displacement on an huge scale,…

7 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Heroin and synthetic drugs on the rise in Asia

Source: UNODC

The use of heroin and synthetic drugs are on the rise in Asia according to a new report released…

7 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Africa loses US$50bn annually in illicit financial flows

Abdallah Hamdok. UN PHOTO.

The illicit transfer of approximately US$ 50 billion from Africa each year is denying the continent the much needed…

7 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Millions of lives saved thanks to poverty goals

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The lives of millions of people around the world have been saved thanks to poverty goals agreed by the…

6 Jul 2015 / Listen /
"Reality" of modern slavery needs to be understood A woman's place is…at work, says UN Geneva's new chief A safe space for survivors of gender-based violence in South Sudan Global plan approved to drive down road noise Cuba achieves global milestone in eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis "Dimension" main challenge for UN peacekeepers in DR Congo Heatwave is “unusual”, say weather experts Poverty rates in Tanzania still high despite economic growth Syrian refugee children as young as six forced into work
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