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Oslo conference raises US$672 million for Lake Chad region crisis

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A total of US $672 million was raised on Friday at a humanitarian conference in Oslo, Norway, to address the crisis in the Lake Chad region, the UN says. Co-hosted by the Scandinavian…

24 Feb 2017 / Listen /

In Niger, Orlando Bloom meets families affected by Boko Haram violence

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Orlando Bloom, British actor and Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) recently travelled to Diffa in south-east Niger where he met with children and families displaced by an insurgency led by…

24 Feb 2017 / Listen /
Syrian parties urged to engage in negotiations 'in good faith': UN chief News in Brief 24 February 2017 (AM) – Geneva Syria's parties urged to put children first as negotiations begin Access to besieged Syrian towns remains 'greatest obstacle': UN relief chief Rising depression rates reveal huge gaps in treatment for sufferers Over 20 million people in four countries 'going hungry': UN chief
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Human rights? It's personal, Guterres tells Council

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The denial of human rights is a disease which is spreading "north, south, east and west", UN Secretary-General António…

27 Feb 2017 / Listen /

World Food Programme "extremely concerned" by humanitarian situation in western Mosul

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Increased fighting in western Mosul in Iraq is making it difficult for people to leave their homes while the…

27 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Peace museums provide a "discourse of caring": genocide expert

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War museums will "continue to predominate" but peace museums can "give daylight" to stories that are often hidden, an…

27 Feb 2017 / Listen /

UNEP launches #CleanSeas campaign to reduce plastic use

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Unless people stop dumping plastic items such as bottles, bags and cups after using them just once, there could…

25 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Learning languages gives you many chances in life, says South Sudan journalist

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A radio journalist at the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is highlighting the benefits of multilingualism. Sebbit Abdu,…

25 Feb 2017 / Listen /
US $1.5 billion needed to save lives in Lake Chad region: UN relief chief Agricultural support critical for people displaced by Boko Haram Peacekeeper says women can "do much more" in UN peace operations UN Women forum highlights importance of safe urban spaces Armed conflict hampering aid delivery in two CAR provinces We must not fail: UN Envoy appeals to parties as Syria talks begin UNDP addressing suffering in NE Nigeria
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