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"Catastrophic" humanitarian consequences in Yemen

The World Health Organization (WHO) delivering water to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Al-Dhalea governorate, Yemen. WHO Yemen File Photo

The humanitarian consequences of the conflict in Yemen have been described as "catastrophic" by a top UN official. Johannes Van Der Klaauw, who is the Humanitarian Coordinator for the Middle Eastern country, said…

27 Jul 2015 / Listen /
Addis Ababa Action Agenda endorsed by UN General Assembly States urged to end trauma of forcible returns Elections in Burundi "not conducive to credible electoral process" Top rights official "did not resign over abuse claims" European Union urged to help Greece with refugee crisis Malaria vaccine hailed as potential major milestone in global fight "Sanctity of life paramount" says humanitarian chief France urged to bring African abuse troops to trial
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Sanctions on Iran and Cuba need phasing out, says expert

Idriss Jazairy, the UN's first independent expert on human rights and sanctions, said it was rarely the elite who suffer from punitive measures. Photo: UN

The time has come for a "phasing out" of sanctions on Cuba and Iran to protect the most vulnerable…

29 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Concern over human rights in Belarus

Sanaka Samarasinha, UN Resident Coordinator in Belarus. Photo: UNDP

The human rights situation in Belarus remains a concern for the United Nations, but "constructive engagement" is the way…

29 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Multilingualism "catalyst" for achieving sustainable development

Likki-Lee Pitzen, winner of UN-backed essay competition

Greater emphasis should be placed on nurturing multilingual students, according to a winner of a UN-backed essay competition entitled…

29 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Better cattle breeding through nuclear science

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania. Photo: IAEA/Louise Potterton

Cattle breeders around the world have been trained in a process which can detect if artificial insemination has worked…

29 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Drug firms urged to help stem killer meningitis outbreak

UN health agency WHO says there's a high risk of the outbreak getting worse in sub-Saharan Africa in 2016. File Photo: WHO

A global shortage of vaccines against the killer meningitis disease could result in a large outbreak in Africa, the…

28 Jul 2015 / Listen /
Palestine refugee agency facing unprecedented financial crisis Unsafe jabs targeted in new push against hepatitis Millions suffer from poor diet and fewer meals in strife-torn South Sudan Prevention is the watch word for head of UN force in Lebanon
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