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News in Brief 24 April 2016 (AM)

A child suffering from acute malnutrition being screened by a doctor, in Bani Al-Harith, Sana'a, Yemen. Photo: UNICEF.

    20 million people could starve to death in the next six months: FAO Urgent action is needed to save the lives of people facing famine in northeastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan…

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UN, World Bank agree to build resilience, sustain peace in conflict areas

A young boy suffering from malnutrition is held by his mother at a UNICEF-supported Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP) in Baidoa, Somalia. Photo: UNICEF/Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin

The United Nations and World Bank have agreed to build resilience and sustain peace in conflict areas, the two institutions announced on Saturday. UN Secretary-General António Guterres and World Bank Group President Jim…

23 Apr 2017 / Listen /
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Women and girls paying "heaviest price" in Yemen as famine looms: UNFPA

Girls fetching water in Mawyah district, Taiz. This role often falls on the shoulders of girls and young women, often at the expense of their education. (file) Credit: OCHA

Women and girls are "paying the heaviest" price as Yemen's humanitarian crisis deepens, increasing their vulnerability to violation and…

25 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Virtual tool to deliver trade boost for poorer countries


The potential for growth in developing countries is enormous and the internet could make this a reality, UN trade…

25 Apr 2017 / Listen /

"Malala of Syria" highlights impact of conflict on education in Chad

Muzoon Almellehan (right) meets Nigeria refugee girls at a sewing workshop in Daresalam refugee camp, Lake Region, Chad. Photo: UNICEF

A 19-year-old refugee and activist, dubbed the "Malala of Syria", has been hearing for herself how Boko Haram terrorists…

24 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Putting a smile on the face of war-torn Sudan

Comedy for Peace event in Juba. Photo: UNMISS

South Sudan has not had much to laugh about over the last three and a half years of brutal…

24 Apr 2017 / Listen /

Malaria jab "could save tens of thousands of lives"


Children in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi are set to receive the world's first malaria vaccine, UN health experts have…

24 Apr 2017 / Listen /
Women "more vulnerable" to disaster impact, with exceptions DRC children sent to Angola "to avoid militia recruitment" Suffering of Yemen's children "invisible” to the world: UNICEF Saudi women's access to workforce a "human rights issue" Must "act now" to tackle education crisis with new financing: Gordon Brown New water monitoring tool lets farmers "produce more with less": FAO "Immediate and flexible resources" needed for Yemen: WFP
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