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US$450 million target set for humanitarian operations in 2015

Children who fled the escalating violence in the southern part of Iraq share a small house with relatives in Turaq.  UN Photo/Bikem Ekberzade

A target of raising US$450 million is being set by the UN humanitarian office (OCHA) at a pledging conference for its operations in 2015 taking place on Wednesday. Over 250 senior representatives from…

17 Dec 2014 / Listen /

Resolution adopted to renew humanitarian access into Syria

A Syrian mother with her child.  UNHCR/Laban Mattei.

A resolution to renew humanitarian access in rebel-held areas of Syria until January 2016 has been unanimously adopted by the UN Security Council. The authorization applies to four border crossings from Turkey, Iraq…

17 Dec 2014 / Listen /
Attack on children in Pakistan "act of horror", says UN chief Legal identity of women supported by new Clinton-Bloomberg UN partnership UN-AU partnership to adapt in "evolving peace and security landscape" China's patent boom continues as Asian giant outstrips rest of world Former Congolese army officer sentenced to life Security of Lebanon is "priority for the world" New oil project in Peru threatens to harm indigenous peoples Hope for solution to Arab-Israeli conflict must be restored "before too late" Ukraine report says people are "at mercy" of armed groups Education as tool for enduring culture of peace: CARICOM Companies make 19 submissions of diagnostic tests for Ebola Launch of 2014 World Intellectual Property indicators One year on people of South Sudan suffer as conflict continues
Today's Features

Pledges are made to UN emergency relief fund

Dahuk, Iraq  © OCHA/Iason Athanasiadis

The crises in Syria, Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic dominated humanitarian relief efforts this year, a…

17 Dec 2014 / Listen /

One million people could face food insecurity due to Ebola

A grandfather walking through a rice field followed by his grandchildren. ©FAO/Antonello Proto

The deadly Ebola disease outbreak in West Africa could leave up to one million people without enough food in…

17 Dec 2014 / Listen /

Women held for spouses' crimes in South Sudan

Prisoners chained feet behind fence in Nyang Prison, South Sudan.  (UNifeed video capture)

Women are being jailed in South Sudan while their husbands are being tracked down for alleged crimes, according to…

17 Dec 2014 / Listen /

Afghanistan needs "unity of purpose and common vision"

Nicholas Haysom, top United Nations official in Kabul.  Photo: Fardin Waezi / UNAMA

Afghanistan needs to become a nation with a "unity of purpose and a common vision" if it is to…

17 Dec 2014 / Listen /

Pakistan receives UN support following "most barbaric attack"

Timo Pakkala. UNDP@PHOTO

The authorities in Pakistan are to get the full support of the United Nations following what has been described…

16 Dec 2014 / Listen /
Guinea faces "daunting" challenges in fighting Ebola Investment in agriculture needed to feed 9 billion people by 2050 Broadband is "highway" to inclusivity South Africa’s “economic challenges” after 20 years of democracy New diagnostic tests for Ebola expected in coming months South Sudanese mark one year anniversary of conflict Rap music tunes knowledge of economic theory "Difficult talks" in Lima to reach climate change agreement New life for Syrian refugees in Germany Volcano in Cape Verde having "huge" effect on economy Need for attention to issues in Sahel "greater than ever" TEDx talk at UN highlights education project in Uganda Ebola summit relives dramatic impact of outbreak
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