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Suffering of civilians fleeing conflict "incalculable" says UN chief

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Despite global efforts, civilians continue to bear the brunt of conflict around the world, the UN Secretary-General said to the Security Council on Thursday. In his statement delivered during an open debate on…

25 May 2017 / Listen /

Disasters cost global economy $520 billion: UN deputy chief

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Fewer people are dying from natural disasters and hazards but the economic losses are escalating, Amina Mohammed, the deputy UN chief said. Some 6,000 participants are attending the Global Platform for Disaster Risk…

25 May 2017 / Listen /
Peacekeepers help transform "battlefields into peaceful states": Guterres Health for all is a rights issue, says new WHO chief Unified position on South Sudan needed to advance political process: UN official UN chief condemns "horrific terrorist" attack in Manchester Toxic agents found during Syria chemical probe: UN official Ethiopia's candidate to head UN health agency, WHO Despite progress, life for Myanmar’s children remains struggle: UNICEF More than two million women, girls still live with fistula: UN
Today's Features

UNHCR's Melissa Fleming tells Syrian refugee's powerful story of survival

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A young Syrian refugee woman's remarkable story of surviving "one of the worst shipwrecks in the Mediterranean" has been…

26 May 2017 / Listen /

FAO warns "lethal" virus affecting farmed and wild tilapia

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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is warning of a highly contagious disease that is spreading among farmed and…

26 May 2017 / Listen /

Participating in UN peacekeeping a "positive thing" for China

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Contributing to UN peacekeeping efforts has been a "positive thing" for military and police officers from China, according to…

25 May 2017 / Listen /

Handmade dolls share dreams of Syrian women, children with the world

Syrian refugee Amina, 56, embroiders dolls that embody the dreams of those affected by war, in Shatila Camp, Beirut.© UNHCR/Houssam Hariri

Dolls made by Syrian women living in a UN-run refugee camp, in Beirut, Lebanon, are being used to tell…

25 May 2017 / Listen /

Civilian protection "ultimate goal" of UN peacekeeping: Lacroix

UN peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre LaCroix at UN HQ in New York on Facebook Live, with UN News' Jocelyne Sambira. Photo Credit: UN/Nancy Groves

  Protecting civilians is the ultimate goal of UN peacekeeping. That's according to the new chief of the Department…

24 May 2017 / Listen /
Malnutrition alert for 400,000 DRC Kasai children How food chain changes could help world's undernourished Myanmar rural development gaps highlighted by preventable child death toll New approach to aid delivery can help people survive: UN relief chief "Flexible funding" key under new UN health agency chief, says expert 1bn children suffer some form of violence every year: UN envoy Astana talks "promising step" says UN special envoy for Syria
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