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WORLD BANK / PIRACY REPORT

Between US$339 million and US$413 million were taken in ransom from the hijacking of ships off the coast of Somaliaand the Horn of Africa between 2005 and 2012, according to report released today. The study carried out by the by the World Bank, the UNODC and INTERPOL reveals that much of the ransom money was [...]

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NAIROBI / SOUTH-SOUTH EXPO CLOSING

More than $450 million was pledged between investors, green businesses, Governments and other parties at the United Nations-organized Global South-South Development Expo in Nairobi, where hundreds of participants spent this week exchanging ideas, solutions and technologies developed in the global South. UNEP

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INDIA/ MATERNAL INFANT MORTALITY

Only a few years ago, Madhya Pradesh was plagued with high infant and maternal mortality rates. But now, innovative health centres, neo-natal care units, call centres and ambulances have turned those statistics around. UNICEF says that eight out of ten women are delivering at hospital and the region has recorded the lowest maternal mortality in [...]

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CAR / REFUGEE AID

Earlier this year, militiamen attacked villages in north-west Central African Republic, causing hundreds of people to flee to the bush. In Paoua, the needs are great and people rely on the kindness of others.  UNHCR

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UN / BAN-KIM

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced that they will travel together to the Sahel region in an effort to help tackle the region's challenges, which, Ban said, "respect no borders and neither should our solutions" UNTV

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SOUTH SUDAN / FINGER PRINT TRAINNING

UNMISS Police, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Directorate of Criminal Investigation Department in South Sudanorganized a specialized training on Fingerprint Science with the objective of the training police officers to effectively work as fingerprint experts and to establish South Sudanese first functional Fingerprint Bureau.  UNMISS

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GENEVA / WFP SYRIA

The World Food Program (WFP), reached a record 3.3 million people in Syria in October, up from 2.7 million the previous month, but voiced concern about worrying reports of emerging malnutrition coming out of the country. CH UNTV

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