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Humanitarians will "never be able" to keep up with needs in South Sudan

Kyung-wha Kang. UNMISS/Isaac Gideon

Humanitarian workers in South Sudan will "never be able" to keep up with the needs of displaced people in the country, according to a senior UN official. More than 1.9 million people have…

21 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Emergency food voucher distribution underway in Ukraine

Elena stands in the ruins of her family's house hit by an artillery shell in early July.  UNHCR/I. Zimova

The distribution of Emergency food voucher s for 10,000 people is underway in eastern Ukraine. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) distributed food vouchers to people in Donetsk who were displaced by ongoing…

21 Nov 2014 / Listen /
Private sector has tools to impact food safety and security Women primary agents of change to fight malnutrition Healthier nutrition in the United States can be achieved Millions #Imagine a better world for children Pledges to climate fund welcomed by UN chief "Unprecedented" growth in importance of UN Police Ukraine suffering a total breakdown in law and order, says UN expert North Korea urged to resolve issues "promptly" with nuclear agency Eritrea human rights probe tackles 'long list' of alleged abuses Innovation to drive change for most disadvantaged children Pope is ally in fight against malnutrition Number of foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq increases to 15,000 Global action for better nutrition begins in Rome
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Significant commitments made by countries in fight against malnutrition

A farmer harvests sorghum produced from seeds donated by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) through the "Improving Seeds" project.  UN Photo/Fred Noy

Significant commitments have been made by over 170 countries in the fight against malnutrition, a senior UN official has…

21 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Humanitarian situation "dire" in South Sudan

Kyung-wha Kang, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs during her visit to South Sudan.  Credit:  UNMISS/Isaac Alebe Avoro Lu'ba

The humanitarian situation for people displaced by conflict in South Sudan has been described as "dire" by the UN…

21 Nov 2014 / Listen /

"Close to impossible" to reach communities in terrorist-controlled areas in Iraq

Nickolay Mladenov. UN Photo/Yubi Hoffmann

It's becoming "close to impossible" to reach communities in areas of Iraq which are controlled by terrorists, according to…

21 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Up to 1mn in Syria, Iraq may be "left out in cold" this winter

A young Syrian refugee wraps himself up in a thick blanket, part of aid to help his family weather the winter in northern Iraq. Photo: UNHCR

Up to one million Syrians and Iraqis may be "left out in the cold" as winter approaches, the UN…

21 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Report on world's children shows progress and challenges

Nicholas Alipui. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

Progress has been made in improving the lives of children around the world although challenges still remain. That's according…

20 Nov 2014 / Listen /
Pope calls nutrition and environment “global public issues” Bringing the voice of the people to the global stage Solutions sought for food wastage problem in Papua New Guinea Progress in provision of water and sanitation but challenges remain Global community misjudged world's malnutrition challenges Villagers in India's Rajasthan state build toilets to improve lives Over one billion people forced to defecate in the open Plane crash probe results due to be released Global experts focus on nutrition challenges of 21st Century ISIS "undeniably" guilty of war crimes Young people can propel economies of developing countries: UN report Survivors of Ebola get food aid from UN agency Women's rights missing from food and nutrition policies
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