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10.05.00 – THE DISABLED

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA DISABLED PEOPLE

Life for persons with disabilities in Sierra Leone has never been easy, but since the outset of the Ebola epidemic they have had to face a whole new set of serious challenges. UNMEER

24 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UNHCR / SYRIAN REFUGEES REPORT

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, says large numbers of Syrian refugees are sliding into abject poverty, and at an alarming rate, due to the magnitude of the crisis and insufficient support from the international community. UNHCR

14 Jan 2015 | Read More »

SOMALIA / PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

In Mogadishu, Somalia‟s capital, dozens of persons with disabilities today gathered at the popular Hilaac UK Restaurant to mark the International Day OF Persons with Disabilities and discuss the challenges they face in everyday life. The event was organised by the Somali Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN), an umbrella group that advocates for the rights of disabled [...]

3 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

The persons with disabilities need to be actively engaged in disaster risk reduction planning – it was said at the United Nations (UN) today, on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. UNIFEED-UNTV

3 Dec 2014 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA DISABILITIES

Through its Ebola Response programming, UNDP ensures that vulnerable groups such as people living with disabilities in Sierra Leone receive tailor-made information and tools to help prevent the spread of the Ebola virus disease. UNDP

10 Nov 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / DISABLED PEACE

People with Disabilities in Mogadishu have appealed their fellow Somalis to bring to an end all acts of conflict, as a way to highlight their plight. According to the Somali Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN), there are 30,000 people living with disabilities in Mogadishu whoa re particularly vulnerable to the effects of war. UNSOM

13 Sep 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / THREE MILLION SYRIAN REFUGEES

Syria's intensifying refugee crisis will today surpass a record three million people amid reports of increasingly horrifying conditions inside the country. Iman is a single mother to a 15-year-old daughter. She also looks after her disabled sister. UNHCR

29 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / MINE DISABILITIES

The UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has begun to map out its first ever working group to provide assistance to victims who have been disabled from explosives inSomalia. A government official said, "people are neglecting disabled people, its like they are not part of the society yet they represent 25 percent of the Somali society, that's a [...]

24 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / DEATH PENALTY

Speaking at the panel "Moving Away from the Death Penalty – Discrimination against marginalized groups", the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon said that an estimated 160 countries in the world have now either abolish the death penalty or no longer practice it.  UNIFEED – UNTV

24 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / AUTISM RON SUSKIND

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ron Suskind spoke at the UN about his family's 20-year journey with their son Owen's autism. In an interview with UNIFEED, he stressed that this is a global issue and "governments cannot afford not to put money into it." Today is World Autism Awareness Day. UNTV

2 Apr 2014 | Read More »

 

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