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UN CALLING ASIA: "Dignified shelters" for Syrian refugees in Iraq

The IKEA Foundation is funding the development of durable and easy-to-assemble shelters for refugees. (video capture)

Syrian refugees at a camp in northern Iraq are enjoying what have been described as "dignified shelters." The white, solid, rectangular shelters are replacing the fabric tents that are typically found in refugee…

24 Jul 2014 / Listen /

UN CALLING ASIA: Men and women serve under same rules in UN peacekeeping operation

Commander Luzviminda Camacho.  Photo:  Radio:  Portuguese Unit

Men and women serving with the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti, have to abide by the same rules, according…

17 Jul 2014 / Listen /

UN CALLING ASIA: Cost of maternity protection in Asia lower than overall cost to society

A mother and her newborn child at the new hospital in Suai, Timor-Leste.  UN Photo/Martine Perret

The cost of providing maternity benefits to women in Asia is less than the overall cost to society if…

10 Jul 2014 / Listen /

UN CALLING ASIA: Iraq faces serious food security concerns due to conflict

UN Photo/Bikem Ekberzade

Iraq is facing serious food security concerns following the recent escalation of conflict in the country, the Food and…

3 Jul 2014 / Listen /
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