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UN chief expresses "praise, admiration" for Uganda refugee efforts

Secretary-General António Guterres visits the Imvepi refugee settlement Arua district, northern Uganda. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The UN chief said the Ugandan people deserved praise and admiration from the whole international community for taking in close to a million refugees from neighbouring South Sudan. Speaking at Imvepi refugee settlement—home…

22 Jun 2017 / Listen /

Too few aid groups can stay in war zones, say relief chiefs


Major aid operations to help the world's most vulnerable people are failing "in too many places" despite the best efforts of courageous humanitarian workers, senior relief chiefs said on Thursday. The comments by…

22 Jun 2017 / Listen /
"Spirit of resilience" embodied by destroyed Mosul mosque "must prevail" Hepatitis C causing "greatest harm" among millions who inject drugs World population set to reach 11.2 billion by next century Only a "truly inclusive political process" will bring peace to South Sudan
Today's Features

UN-backed fish farm project in Uganda unites refugees and local people


The number of people who have fled their homes due to conflict, persecution and instability hit a record high…

24 Jun 2017 / Listen /

UNHCR Special Envoy urges more support for Somali refugees

Somali refugees queue at a reception centre in Kenya. UNHCR is concerned about fresh violence in Somalia. © UNHCR/B.Bannon

More international support is needed for Somalia so that scores of citizens who left the country decades ago can…

23 Jun 2017 / Listen /

UNDP committed to supporting Libya during "difficult juncture"


Despite insecurity, a breakdown in the rule of law, and an all-around "difficult situation" in Libya, the UN Development…

23 Jun 2017 / Listen /

Young refugee mother in Uganda thankful for UN support


A young mother who escaped conflict in South Sudan is grateful to have found shelter and safety at a…

23 Jun 2017 / Listen /

"Unique experience" for British engineers in South Sudan

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British engineers who have recently joined the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) are enjoying a unique experience…

22 Jun 2017 / Listen /
Sri Lanka food production hit hard by drought, heavy rains: FAO Praise for peacekeepers’ support in recent South Sudan crisis Record 141 million people need humanitarian aid Uganda hosts "solidarity summit" amid fast-growing refugee crisis
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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 /

Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt


In this historic audio, listen to Eleanor Roosevelt – diplomat, activist and former First Lady of the United States – read from…

15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
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