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Impact of nuclear tests observed on International Day

A view of Semipalatinsk Test Site's ground zero in Kurchatov, Kazakhstan. Remote Semipalatinsk was once the Soviet Union's primary testing venue for nuclear weapons. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

The ill-effects of nuclear testing in Kazakhstan are still being seen according to authorities, even though the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test site closed over 20 years ago. Educating people about these devastating health consequences…

29 Aug 2015 / Listen /

Evacuation centres to open in cyclone-prone areas of the Philippines

Two children walk past downed trees and other destruction caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban City. Photo: UNICEF (file)

State-of-the art evacuation centres in the Philippines are being set up by the UN to provide shelter for communities…

29 Aug 2015 / Listen /

Hurricane Katrina "raised bar" for disaster risk management

New Orleans. UN Photo (file)

Hurricane Katrina, which hit the American city of New Orleans 10 years ago this month, has raised the bar…

28 Aug 2015 / Listen /

Myanmar floods: Devastation and “unprecendented” solidarity

Chin State, remote and mountainous and one of the poorest regions in Myanmar, was among the hardest-hit by floods. Photo: UNICEF/Mohammad Badrul Hassan

Humanitarian relief efforts continue in Myanmar, where floods and landslides brought on by monsoon rains have caused the deaths…

28 Aug 2015 / Listen /
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