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25 million children across the Middle East to get polio shot

Photo: UNICEF/Ayberk Yurtsever

Twenty-five million children under five across the Middle East will get vaccinated against polio in the coming weeks. The announcement was made by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) ahead of World…

24 Oct 2014 / Listen /

People traveling from Ebola-affected States to be screened

New Ebola mobile lab in Liberia speeds up diagnosis and improves care  WHO/P. Desloovere

Exit screenings in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone can help reduce the exportation of the Ebola virus, the World…

23 Oct 2014 / Listen /

$2.2 billion dollars needed to assist Iraqi people

A mother and her child at a Maternity and Child Hospital in Halabja, in the northern Kurdistan Region of Iraq.  (file photo)  UN Photo/Bikem Ekberzade

An appeal for $2.2 billion has been made by the United Nations to assist the Iraqi people in conflict-affected…

23 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Kuwait receives 1 billion in war reparations from UN panel

Oil fields set ablaze by the Iraqi occupation forces in Al Maqwa, Kuwait.  UN Photo/John Isaac

A billion dollars has been made available to Kuwait for losses incurred in the 1990 Iraqi invasion of the…

23 Oct 2014 / Listen /
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