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UN chief: Germany a symbol of tolerance and hospitality

Secretary-General António Guterres (left) at a press encounter alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Source: Video screen capture

The UN Secretary-General has praised Germany for being an example of tolerance and hospitality for people seeking protection, something which other nations should emulate. António Guterres was speaking to journalists in Munich on…

17 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Agencies call for urgent action to address Somalia drought


The world must act now to save lives in Somalia where a devastating drought is affecting more than six…

17 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Human rights violators in South Sudan must face consequences

Over 9,000 displaced people seeking a safe place to stay have moved into the church compound in Wau, South Sudan. Photo: UNICEF/UN027524/Ohanesian

Those who commit atrocity crimes in South Sudan must be held accountable, UN Assistant Secretary-General for human rights Andrew…

17 Feb 2017 / Listen /

News in Brief 17 February 2016 (PM)

On 13 February 2017, when there seemed to be a pause in the shelling and fighting, Sasha, 6, carefully ascends the steep steps that lead outside of the cellar of her home, about 15 kilometres from the contact line in Toretsk, Donetsk Region, Ukraine. Photo: UNICEF/Pavel Zmey

  One million children affected by Ukraine conflict: UNICEF The number of children requiring humanitarian assistance as a result…

17 Feb 2017 / Listen /
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