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Rising depression rates reveal huge gaps in treatment for sufferers

Depression causes persistent sadness, a loss of interest in activities that you normally enjoy and an inability to carry out daily activities. Credit: WHO

Depression is a far more common mental illness than many people realize and the number of sufferers is growing, UN health experts said on Thursday. In a bid to raise awareness about the…

23 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Over 20 million people in four countries 'going hungry': UN chief

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Over 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen are going hungry and facing devastating levels of food insecurity, the UN chief said on Wednesday. António Guterres was speaking at a…

22 Feb 2017 / Listen /
Syria: UN envoy cautions against “spoilers” on eve of negotiations Syria: 5,000 civilians trapped by fighting in Al Bab town UNESCO chief calls for multilingual education for all Yemen conflict comes at great cost to civilians: UN envoy Remaining FARC-EP rebels lay down their weapons: UN Minute of silence observed at UN to honour late Russian Ambassador
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US $1.5 billion needed to save lives in Lake Chad region: UN relief chief


US $1.5 billion is  urgently needed to deliver humanitarian aid to people living in Nigeria and the Lake Chad…

24 Feb 2017 / Listen /

We must not fail: UN Envoy appeals to parties as Syria talks begin


Talks to decide the future of Syria have begun in Geneva, where the UN's Staffan de Mistura said that…

23 Feb 2017 / Listen /

UN and partners unite in Oslo to tackle aid crisis in Nigeria and Lake Chad region

On 12 August 2016 internally displaced children waiting for ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) distribution in Banki IDP camp, Borno state, northeast Nigeria. Photo: UNICEF/Andrew Esiebo

Humanitarians are meeting in Oslo this Friday to address a crisis which they say has reached grave proportions: the…

23 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Public employment schemes help combat inequalities: ILO

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Women are often employed in unpaid work, but public employment programmes can help address this inequality. That's according to…

23 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Resilient health systems support women in climate crises: WHO

A Cholera outbreak originating in the Central Artibonite region of Haiti has killed around 250 people and effected over 2500 in the region.

A resilient and adaptable health care system is the "bread and butter" of any effective response to a climate-induced…

23 Feb 2017 / Listen /
FAO report outlines multiple challenges to future food security Malnutrition affecting nearly half a million children in Yemen: UNICEF New agreement aims to streamline global trade Syrian refugee family gets new life in US Road safety film festival lifts curtain on global scourge Security Council holds debate on maintaining peace in Europe Repressing mother languages "playing with fire": UN language expert
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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″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /

Life Begins at Ten


American actors Doris Day and Gregory Peck join Eleanor Roosevelt to raise awareness on the life of refugees in Europe. Duration: 14’21″…

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

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