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World Humanitarian Day honours those who risk helping others

Althei Abbakar, 7, is attended by a medical assistant in a mobile clinic established by local non-governmental organization, Anhar, for displaced civilians on the outskirts of El Sereif, North Darfur. Credit: UN Photo/Albert González Farran

Attacks on humanitarian workers who are helping the people in need around the world are an outrage. That's what UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in his message on World Humanitarian Day observed on…

19 Aug 2014 / Listen /

UNHCR in a major aid push into northern Iraq

Workers unload trucks laden with hundreds of tents for families displaced by the recent fighting in Iraq.© UNHCR/E.Colt

A major humanitarian operation to reach close to half a million people displaced in northern Iraq is being launched by the UN refugee agency UNHCR. The air, road and sea operation will begin…

19 Aug 2014 / Listen /
Road to stabilize CAR will be “bumpy”: UN Envoy More aid workers kidnapped, seriously injured and killed than ever before: UN Ethiopia now Africa's biggest refugee hosting country First Security Council visit to Somalia since 1994 Gaza parties urged to reach deal before truce expires at midnight Fighting in Tripoli poses serious threat to Libya's security, stability
Today's Features

Ebola threatens to create a food security crisis in West Africa

Local community women.	© WFP/Shiomi Kadoya Shimbun

  The outbreak of the Ebola haemorrhagic fever in West Africa is threatening to create a food security crisis…

20 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Lebanon: A Tradition Yields New Opportunities

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With no end in sight to the conflict in Syria, life as a refugee goes on for millions of…

20 Aug 2014 / Listen /

São Tomé – Saved by Chocolate

Solar drying of cocoa beans. ©IFAD/Susan Beccio

São Tomé in West Africa was once the world’s biggest exporter of cocoa, but a decade ago the global…

20 Aug 2014 / Listen /

Fiji: the Organic Island

Fiji (UNifeed video capture)

Fiji is an island country in the South Pacific that faces unique economic and environmental challenges. In response to…

20 Aug 2014 / Listen /
World Humanitarian Day honours those who risk to help others #GirlWithABook creators meet Malala Town of Amirli in northern Iraq remains under siege: OCHA official UN health agency appeals for $14 million to scale up operations in Ukraine UN marks 500 days from deadline for MDGs Avoiding a hard landing in China: IMF Lessons in traditional music revitalise indigenous self-identity Ebola remains serious health problem in West Africa Jobless growth in India "worrying" for policy makers Small fish, big gains in Bangladesh Humanitarian crisis in Iraq declared highest of emergency by UN Paternity rights recognise role of fathers as care-givers
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Social Good Summit 2014


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Actor Melvyn Douglas tells the story of UN staff working in the field, lending his voice as an ‘eyewitness’ to poverty around the globe and the cruelties of war. Language:…

18 Aug 2014 / Listen /

The Day It Happened

Madeleine Carroll.  UN Photo/MB

A drama on the work of the International Red Cross, featuring actors Madeleine Carroll and Franchot Tone, writer Lowell Thomas, and Dag…

18 Aug 2014 / Listen /
Ten Steps Forward