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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…

24 Apr 2017 / Listen /

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 /

"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"

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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

Jacinda Fairholm (left) and Virginia Clerveaux. UN Photo/Matt Wells

Women continue to be "more vulnerable" to the impacts of disaster, but in some countries its men who are…

22 Apr 2017 / Listen /
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 Syria’s “men with guns” continue to block aid access
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