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Cholera outbreak in Tanzania claims 27 lives

Overcrowding and poor sanitation has resulted in a surge of confirmed or suspected cases of cholera amongst Burundian refugees. Photo: IRIN/Nancy Palus (file)

An outbreak of cholera amongst Burundian refugees in Tanzania has claimed 27 lives, the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF, has confirmed. The outbreak occurred among 50,000 Burundians gathered on the shores of Lake Tanganyika.…

21 May 2015 / Listen /
A call for commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals Ebola “fire” needs to be put out for good, warns WHO North Korea cancels UN chief visit Changes in energy use driving development Refugee agency lauds South-East Asia sea rescue plan South-East Asia leaders urged to protect migrants Al-Shabaab expected to attempt to "derail" political process in Somalia Education "powerful weapon" against violent extremism Migrant smuggling tragedy "cannot continue" South Sudan fighting forces tens of thousands to flee, warns Red Cross
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Asia becomes the world’s largest investor region

Developing Asia has for the first time become the world's largest investor region. Photo: UNCTAD (file)

Asia has, for the first time, become the region which has invested more in other countries than the world's…

23 May 2015 / Listen /

Cholera toll mounts for Burundi displaced, says refugee agency

Conditions are ripe for cholera to take hold on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, UNHCR says. Photo: UNHCR/T.W.Monboe

A cholera epidemic in Tanzania’s lakeside Kagunga area has killed 31 people and is a serious risk for tens…

22 May 2015 / Listen /

60,000 women and girls treated for fistula in developing world

Three young women patients wait to check-in for treatment, under a tent in the compound of the Fistula Unit of Zalingei Hospital in Sudan. UN Photo/Fred Noy

Around 60,000 women and girls in the developing world have benefitted from a programme initiated by the United Nations…

22 May 2015 / Listen /

Welcome for Myanmar decision to shelter sea migrants

A UNHCR staff member interviews rescued people from a boat. Photo: UNHCR/F. Ijazah

Myanmar's decision to take in more than 200 boat migrants has been welcomed by the UN refugee agency which…

22 May 2015 / Listen /

Hip-hop artist backs sustainable energy for Africa

Akon, R&B artist and co-founder, Akon Lighting Africa initiative. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

The hip-hop artist, Akon, says his experience growing up in Africa was the driving force behind his efforts to…

22 May 2015 / Listen /
Medical supplies running out in South Sudan Aid convoy crosses into western Libya Destruction of cultural site would be "enormous loss to humanity" 20,000 porters carry aid to Nepal's isolated communities Cultural heritage benefiting Kenya communities
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