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Record number of migrants die crossing the Mediterranean Sea

A boat carrying sub-Saharan African migrant workers arrives in Lampedusa from Tripoli. Thousands of migrants have made the perilous journey.  © Kate Thomas/IRIN

Nearly 1,900 migrants have lost their lives on the Mediterranean Sea this year trying to cross into Europe , according to the UN Refugee agency (UNHCR) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).…

26 Aug 2014 / Listen /

South Sudan leaders urged to implement ceasefire agreement

Salva Kiir Mayardit and Riek Machar Teny-Dhurgon.  UN Photo

Political leaders in South Sudan have been urged by the UN Secretary-General to implement the latest ceasefire deal they agreed on Monday. President Salvar Kiir and former Vice-President Riek Machar signed the agreement…

26 Aug 2014 / Listen /
E-cigarettes use poses a threat to adolescents and pregnant mothers, says WHO Small developing islands to reach out to international community UNICEF mounts largest emergency supply operation in a single month Three dead in UN helicopter crash in South Sudan Militant groups in Iraq committing grave and horrific human rights violations Displaced people live in "very dire" conditions in South Sudan's Unity State Educating children in Gaza remains priority for UN agency Work kills more people than wars, says head of ILO Children living with albinism face appalling human rights violations in Tanzania
Today's Features

Diversified economy key to development of SIDS

Milan Meetarbhan. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

A diversified economy is the key to future of small island developing states, according to Ambassador of Mauritius to…

27 Aug 2014 / Listen /

WFP food convoy crosses Rafah crossing into Gaza

Food distribution in Rafah, Gaza by the World Food Progrmme (WFP). UN Photo/Evan Schneider

A convoy of 18 trucks carrying food to Gaza crossed the Rafah crossing from Egypt for the first time…

27 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Samoa prepares to welcome international community

Ali'ioaiga Feturi Elisaia. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

The Pacific Ocean nation of Samoa is preparing to welcome the international community for a meeting focussing on the…

26 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Health claims for E-cigarettes disputed by UN health body

Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS)

Claims made by the manufacturers of electronic or e-cigarettes regarding the safety of the product are being disputed by…

26 Aug 2014 / Listen /
Urgent need for aid in Ukraine as shelling continues in Lugansk Displaced Iraqis share transit camp with Syrian refugees Justice lacking for victims of sexual violence in Bangladesh, says activist Ebola outbreak"very serious" in Sierra Leone Relief operation in northern Iraq in full swing: UNHCR UN humanitarian chief holds "positive" discussions in Ukraine An information and communication technology project helps people in Vanuatu Security Council "was designed to be a smoke detector not just a fire extinguisher": UK Saudi Arabia's $49 million donation helps to provide health care to Iraqis Spread of Ebola in West Africa remains a concern for UN Ebola threatens to create a food security crisis in West Africa Lebanon: A Tradition Yields New Opportunities São Tomé – Saved by Chocolate Fiji: the Organic Island World Humanitarian Day honours those who risk to help others #GirlWithABook creators meet Malala
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Rock Hudson: The Open Door

American actor Rock Hudson tells the story of a reformed mental health institution in Bethlehem and the work of World Health Organization. Language: English Genre: Drama 1959 Duration: 4’28″…

22 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Maurice Chevalier: Penicillin Featurette

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French actor and singer Maurice Chevalier tells the story of a young woman in a village in Haiti who is saved with…

22 Aug 2014 / Listen /