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Afghan casualty figures mask "horrendous" reality

UNAMA head Nicholas Haysom said politicians' public commitments to peace to need to be heeded by those responsible for the violence. Photo: UNAMA

  Nearly 5,000 Afghan civilians have been killed or injured as a result of ongoing violence in the country…

5 Aug 2015 / Listen /

Call for restraint in Burundi where "sense of fear" rules

Burundians have fled the country amid pre-election violence and the UN human rights office says people fear there's more to come. Photo: UNHCR FIle Photo/Kate Holt

Attacks on a journalist and a well-known human rights defender in Burundi prompted the UN human rights office (OHCHR)…

4 Aug 2015 / Listen /

UN in South Sudan denies shutting out fleeing populations

UN is protecting almost 170,000 people in the war-torn country in South Sudan. File Photo: UNMISS/UN Military

Accusations that the UN Mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, refused protection to civilians fleeing fighting in the country have…

4 Aug 2015 / Listen /

Iraqi women "looking forward" despite terrorism

Conference 'Empowering Women to Address the Impact of Terrorism', Erbil, Iraq. Photo: UNAMI PIO.

Terrorism and violent extremism in Iraq have increased the vulnerability of women and girls living there, according to a…

4 Aug 2015 / Listen /

Millions lack healthcare in Iraq amid funding crisis

Vital UN aid operations have had to be cut owing to a lack of funding. Photo: OCHA/file.

Funding shortages have forced the UN health agency to suspend more than 180 frontline health operations in Iraq, it…

4 Aug 2015 / Listen /
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15 Apr 2015 / Listen /
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