Today's News

No travel restrictions in West Africa despite widening Ebola virus outbreak

A nurse comforts a patient who has been diagnosed to have the Ebola virus. Photo: WHO/Chris Black

The World Health Organization (WHO) says the risk of the Ebola virus being transmitted by airline passengers travelling from the affected countries remains low, but cannot be ruled out. WHO is not recommending…

31 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Shelling of UN school in Gaza serious "violation of international law"


The shelling of a UN school that doubles as a shelter for thousands of displaced persons represents a serious violation of international law. That's according to the Commissioner General of the UN relief…

31 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Relief efforts in Gaza stretched and delayed by fighting: Amos Safe, unhindered humanitarian access needed in Iraq: UN envoy Task force set up to reduce risks of flying over conflict zones Ban hails Costa Rica for its commitment to peace and security
Today's Features

Massai use radio as "door" to bring their issues to the open

Members of a Maasai traditional singing group, Kenya. UN Photo/Andi Gitow

The Maasai people in the Ngorongoro District of Tanzania are using radio to air their concerns and reach out…

1 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Daily humanitarian pauses needed in Gaza, urges UN

Israeli forces' flares light up the night sky of Gaza City on early Tuesday, July 29, 2014. UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan

Finding a safe area in war-torn Gaza is becoming harder now that 44 per cent of the territory has…

31 Jul 2014 / Listen /

Death toll from W. Africa Ebola outbreak may be higher, WHO says

Photo: WHO/T. Jasarevic

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may be higher than reported, the World Health Organization…

31 Jul 2014 / Listen /

"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,…

31 Jul 2014 / Listen /
"Rapid and terrifying" deterioration of humanitarian situation in Gaza UNICEF: women most affected Ebola outbreak in W. Africa Child exploitation in tourism "can't be tolerated" Call for governments to better protect the rights of older people Humanitarian drones promoted by UNICEF Midwife makes life better for Syrian refugee women through her work Access to some areas in the Gaza strip still restricted, says OCHA Growing numbers of CAR refugee children severely malnourished
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Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche

Celeste Holm interviews Ralph Bunche, Nobel laureate and Under Secretary for Special Political Affairs. He speaks with humour and humility about earlier career and educational experiences, race and how he…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /

One Man’s Involvement

Sean MacBride

A portrait of Sean MacBride, United Nations High Commissioner for Namibia, cofounder of Amnesty International, and recipient of 1974 Nobel Peace Prize.…

25 Jul 2014 / Listen /
Nelson Mandela Addresses General Assembly