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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 /

Ukraine sexual violence cases "may amount to war crimes": UN

Many homes on the front line in Ukraine have been so badly damaged by shelling that they remain abandoned. Photo: Daniel Gerstle/IRIN

Survivors of sexual violence committed in the context of armed conflict in Ukraine are often denied justice and left…

16 Feb 2017 / Listen /

News in Brief 15 February 2016 (AM)

Displaced families and the elderly in Ukraine line up for WFP food vouchers, which enable them to obtain food including milk, fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs and meat. Photo: WFP/Abeer Etefa

WFP to continue assisting thousands in eastern Ukraine The World Food Programme (WFP) will continue to support some 220,000…

15 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Despite current lull, Ukraine fighting "could scale up again"

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The increased presence of heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine is an indication that fighting between government forces and pro-Russian…

14 Feb 2017 / Listen /
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