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News in Brief 17 August 2017 (PM)

A young girl walks along the edge of a drainage chanel in in the in Protection of Civilian (POC) camp in the evening light in Bentiu, South Sudan. Photo: UNICEF/UN043961/Holt

  UN campaign stresses that civilians caught in conflict are #NotATarget An online campaign by the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, is calling on world leaders to do everything in their power to…

17 Aug 2017 / Listen /

UN-backed court orders extremist to pay reparations for Timbuktu destruction

The El Farouk monument in Timbuktu, Mali, destroyed by the extremists. Photo: MINUSMA/Sophie Ravier (file photo)

A former Islamic militant has been ordered to pay 2.7 million Euros, or just over US$3 million, for directing…

17 Aug 2017 / Listen /

News in Brief 17 August 2017 (AM)

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  UNICEF responding to Sierra Leone landslide tragedy Teams from the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) are on the ground…

17 Aug 2017 / Listen /

You can do anything you set your mind to: Kenya youth delegate

Winnie Michaels (left) and Miss Tourism Kenya, Mourine Soro. Photo: UN News/G. Kaneiya

Young people can do anything they set their mind to, a delegate from Kenya said during the 20th Session…

17 Aug 2017 / Listen /
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