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News in brief 27 May 2016 (PM)

Some of the food distributed to the drought-affected communities of Las Hastas and Los Achiotes in the town of Orocuina, Choluteca, Honduras. Photo: WFP/Hetze Tosta

  Central America: 3.5 million affected by worst drought in decades Four Central American countries are experiencing their worst drought in decades, affecting millions of people, UN agencies and their partners report. El…

27 May 2016 / Listen /

Resolve South China Sea dispute through peaceful dialogue: UN chief

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Asian countries disputing territory in the South China Sea are being urged by the UN Secretary-General to resolve their differences through dialogue. Ban Ki-moon's comments came in a speech delivered at a G7…

27 May 2016 / Listen /

News in brief 27 May 2016 (AM) – Geneva

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Greek refugee sites "are unfit for people to live in" In Greece, concern is growing over so-called "sub-standard" conditions facing refugees and migrants after they were moved from a makeshift camp in the…

27 May 2016 / Listen /
Climate change "fundamental threat" to human security in Sahel Syria children "will soon die because of aid delivery obstacles" ICC Prosecutor "optimistic" about justice efforts for Libya Attacks on health staff and centres "are not an accident"
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Afghan father-son duo bike 7,000 miles for peace

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A father and son cycling team from Afghanistan have biked 7,000 miles to deliver a hopeful message of peace…

30 May 2016 / Listen /

Sowing new seeds to end hunger in Central African Republic

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A campaign to help around 50,000 subsistence-farming families in the Central African Republic (CAR) break out of their cycle…

30 May 2016 / Listen /

With global support "peace is doable" in Darfur

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"Peace is doable" in the Darfur region of Sudan with support and encouragement from the rest of the world.…

30 May 2016 / Listen /

Peacekeeping a "cause worth dying for"

UNAMID troops from South Africa get ready for a night patrol to Kassab camp for internally displaced persons in Kutum, North Darfur. Photo: UNAMID/Albert González Farran

Peacekeeping is one way to help countries recover their physical, "moral, and psychological health." That's the passionate view of…

29 May 2016 / Listen /

More action needed for countries to graduate from LDC group

Two women grind rice outside a water pump station in the area of Koroyomme, Timbuktu. UN Photo/Marco Dormino

More needs to be done to ensure the world's Least Developed Countries (LDCs) move out of this category. That's…

29 May 2016 / Listen /

Agriculture key to transform world's Least Developed Countries

Farmers in South East Senegal. Photo: Video capture "Senegal: Let the Sun Shine"/IFAD

Agriculture is the "backbone" that will lift the world's Least Developed Countries (LDCs) out of that category, according to…

29 May 2016 / Listen /
"Graduation is not everything" for Least Developed Countries Local journalists crucial for building buzz around LDC development Tax evasion by foreign firms costing poor African nations “billions” "Serving humanity has always been my dream" says peacekeeper African least developed countries to benefit from Turkey discussions
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