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"Savage” atrocities committed on civilians in South Sudan

Joseph Contreras (left). UN Photo/JC McIlwaine

Serious human rights abuses, including abductions and gang rape of women and girls have been committed by government forces…

30 Jun 2015 / Listen /

Scientists ponder role of bacteria in nutrition

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What's the relationship between a type of bacteria found in the human stomach and nutritional status? That's what the…

30 Jun 2015 / Listen /

Water and sanitation "key" to eliminating cholera in Haiti

Water filter programme in Haiti. UN Photo/Logan Abassi

Despite the progress that has been made in reducing the number of reported cholera cases in Haiti, more investment…

30 Jun 2015 / Listen /

Israel, Palestine react to Gaza probe

Mary McGowan Davis cited summary executions by Palestine armed groups and the targeting of civilian areas by Israeli forces. Photo: UN PHOTO

Israel has criticised the findings of a high-level UN report into its conduct during the fighting in Gaza in…

29 Jun 2015 / Listen /

US$2.3bn required to educate children in war-torn countries

© UNESCO /M. Hofer (2011), A female student of Hai Tokyo School on the outskirts of Juba, South Sudan participates in a English reading exercise

  About 34 million children and adolescents are out of school in conflict-affected countries, according to the UN educational…

29 Jun 2015 / Listen /
Education programme for 500,000 Palestinian refugee children under threat Dreams of people around the world celebrated in Rockwell drawing "Fundamental shift" leading to improved corporate responsibility Changing face of food insecurity in Europe and Central Asia Cannabis use on the rise worldwide Swedish singers celebrate 70th anniversary of UN Charter "Grim" situation in eastern Ukraine Seafarers: "unseen heroes of the global economy" Eritrea investigator calls for International Court probe
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