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News in Brief 23 May 2016 (AM)

Landfills are a major source of methane emissions. Photo: World Bank/Curt Carnemark

Environmental degradation behind millions of premature deaths globally Air pollution, chemicals, climate change and other environmental threats are responsible for almost one quarter of all deaths globally. That's according to a new UN…

23 May 2016 / Listen /

Global bid launched to speed up tuberculosis treatment


A new approach to tackling tuberculosis (TB) is needed if deaths from the preventable disease are to be stopped, UN health experts said Monday. One-third of the world's population is thought to have…

23 May 2016 / Listen /

Humanitarian summit must become “action summit”


Over 150 Heads of State and Government gathering in Istanbul for a humanitarian summit have been told by the UN Deputy Secretary-General that they have to take responsibility for helping those people who…

22 May 2016 / Listen /
UN Security Council and Arab League need to improve coordination
Today's Features

Hunger levels 3 times higher during "protracted crises"

A vendor in a market in Niger's capital Niamey. File Photo: OCHA/David Ohana

"Protracted crises" brought on by conflict lead, on average, to a tripling in the number of people going hungry,…

24 May 2016 / Listen /

Innovative solutions help save lives in humanitarian crises

Hospitainer at the World Humanitarian Summit. Photo: Hospitainer

Innovative solutions to saving lives during emergencies are being highlighted at the first ever United Nations World Humanitarian Summit,…

24 May 2016 / Listen /

"We are here to shape a different future": UN chief opens historic summit


The world needs to "shape a different future" to give people "a chance at a life in dignity." That's…

23 May 2016 / Listen /

"This is the end of the world": powerful stories heard at WHS


More people have been forced from their homes due to conflict or disaster, than at any time since the…

23 May 2016 / Listen /

"Greater allocation" needed for education in humanitarian funding

Drawing: Safe Schools, in exhibition at the World Humanitarian Summit. Photo: UN/Stephanie Coutrix

Education needs a "greater allocation" when it comes to humanitarian funding. That's the view of Sarah Brown, Executive Chair…

23 May 2016 / Listen /

"Safe Birth" during emergencies campaign launched in Istanbul

Campaign Safe Birth Even Here. Image: UNFPA

The needless deaths of women and newborns during humanitarian crises are being highlighted by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA)…

23 May 2016 / Listen /
Panama's First Lady: Empowering girls is key to beating HIV
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People in Houses

Princess Grace of Monaco stars in this drama about the life of refugees in Europe.   Duration: 28’46″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /

Life Begins at Ten


American actors Doris Day and Gregory Peck join Eleanor Roosevelt to raise awareness on the life of refugees in Europe. Duration: 14’21″…

24 Dec 2015 / Listen /
Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

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