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UN humanitarian chief appalled by attacks on UN and other school in Gaza

Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.  UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Appalled by the attacks on UN offices and schools in Gaza, the UN humanitarian chief has called on the fighters to show some "humanity and morality." Ms Valerie Amos, who is also the…

30 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Forced evacuation of northern Gaza residents could cause further devastation: Ban

Palestinian families take shelter at an UNRWA school in Gaza City (13 July 2014). Photo: Shareef Sarhan/UNRWA

The Secretary-General has warned that, if true, the forced expulsion of tens of thousands of residents from the northern Gaza Strip could have a further devastating humanitarian impact on civilians in those areas.…

29 Jul 2014 / Listen /
UN Chief: "In the name of humanity, violence in Gaza must stop" "Deplorable" situation in IDP camps in Myanmar's Rakhine state UN urged to enhance cooperation with AU, EU in peace missions WHO call to eliminate viral hepatitis on World Hepatitis Day
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"Rapid and terrifying" deterioration of humanitarian situation in Gaza

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The humanitarian situation in Gaza is deteriorating at a "rapid and terrifying" pace, according to Jens Laerke, Spokesperson for…

30 Jul 2014 / Listen /

UNICEF: women most affected Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

A nurse comforts a patient who has been diagnosed to have the Ebola virus. Photo: WHO/Chris Black

Women are the most affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to Laurent Duvillier, Regional Communication Specialist…

30 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Child exploitation in tourism "can't be tolerated"

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The exploitation of children in the worldwide tourism industry cannot be tolerated according to the UN World Tourism Organization…

30 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Call for governments to better protect the rights of older people

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A UN treaty to protect the rights of older people is being championed by a group that builds awareness…

30 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Humanitarian drones promoted by UNICEF Midwife makes life better for Syrian refugee women through her work Access to some areas in the Gaza strip still restricted, says OCHA Growing numbers of CAR refugee children severely malnourished Global discrepancies in levels of well-being persist Climate change forces Viet Nam farmers to give up growing rice Tanzanian villagers find answer to water shortage under their feet Women shepherds in Somaliland determined to change their odds
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Celeste Holm interviews Ralph Bunche, Nobel laureate and Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs. He speaks with humour and humility about earlier career and educational experiences, race and how he…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /

One Man’s Involvement

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A portrait of Sean MacBride, United Nations High Commissioner for Namibia, cofounder of Amnesty International, and recipient of 1974 Nobel Peace Prize.…

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