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South Sudanese leaders need to put nation first

Refugees at Yida refugee camp in South Sudan's Unity State queue for hours for food and soap. As the camp swells and disease takes a toll, aid agencies are working to raise awareness about proper hygiene 
© Hannah McNeish/IRIN

Political leaders in South Sudan should make the needs of the nation a priority rather than putting their personal ambition first, according to a commentator on the African country. South Sudan has suffered…

22 Dec 2014 / Listen /

Number of Ebola cases in West Africa still "too high", says UN chief

A lab technician is getting ready to enter the Isolation ward of the government run hopital of Kabala, Sierra Leone to take blood sample from a suspected ebola case.  Photo by UNMEER/ Martine Perret.

Despite the progress that has been made in containing the spread of Ebola in Liberia, now is not the…

19 Dec 2014 / Listen /

Humanitarian priorities for 2015 to be set by aid workers battling crises

(left to right) Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator; Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; and Lisa Doughten, Chief of the CERF secretariat at 2014 High-level Conference on the UN's Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).
Credit: UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

The humanitarian priorities for 2015 will be set by relief workers battling crises and disasters on the ground, a…

19 Dec 2014 / Listen /

Battered women in Spain need better protection

UN Headquarters was lit in orange during Orange YOUR Neighbourhood anti-violence campaign for the International Day to End Violence against Women.  Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Women in Spain still have problems getting protective orders against their abusive partners because the police tend to regard…

19 Dec 2014 / Listen /
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