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13.02.00 – DISASTER PREVENTION, PREPAREDNESS AND RELIEF

SOUTH SUDAN / BENTIU MASSACRE

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan, (UNMISS) said that hundreds of people, both civilians and military, were killed in the fighting that took place between the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) and anti-government forces last week in the oil-rich Unity State.  UNMISS (graphic images)

22 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

We need to include risk disaster into broader discussion of the post-2015 agenda for sustainable development in order to leave a more resilient world to future generations – said the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his briefing to the General Assembly on the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. UNTV

16 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / MICHAEL DOUGLAS DISARMAMENT

At  a launch of the book "Action for Disarmament: 10 Things You Can Do!", United Nations Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas called upon high school and college students around the globe to take part in efforts to disarm the world from nuclear and other weapon of mass destruction. UNTV

15 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / TOBY LANZER PRESSER

Following renewal of fighting in Bentiu, capital of the Unity State of South Sudan, the anti-government forces have taken control of the city, doubling the number of people seeking shelter at the UNMISS base in Bentiu  to about 9 000, UN Humanitarian Coordinator Toby Lanzer said in Juba.  UNMISS

15 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UNICEF / ORLANDO BLOOM

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom wrapped up a visit  to Jordan where he met with children from Syria and their families whose lives have been devastated by the conflict – now in its fourth year. UNICEF

14 Apr 2014 | Read More »

JORDAN / SYRIAN REFUGEES HOUSING CRISIS

Almost four in five Syrian refugees in Jordan live outside the formal camps, but only get a fraction of the international attention given to Za’atari camp in northern Jordan.  UNHCR

22 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UNHCR / MIGRANTS RESCUE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

In 2013, over 600,000 asylum seekers have asked for protection around the world, one third of them in Europe. Germany thus became the largest asylum seekers recipient country in the developed world. UNHCR

21 Mar 2014 | Read More »

NEW YORK / SYRIA FLASH MOB

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNWRA) have chosen the iconic Time Square in New York City to celebrate the moment when UNRWA-led and celebrity-backed social media campaign reached almost double its target of 23 million, same as the pre-war population of Syria. UNTV

21 Mar 2014 | Read More »

WFP / CAR FOOD INSECURITY

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin witnessed alarming food insecurity and malnutrition in Central African Republic (CAR) amid a deadly combination of violence and insufficient funding for the humanitarian response. WFP

20 Mar 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / FAMINE

With the country bordering on a famine and its greatest humanitarian crisis in years because of the conflict and the growing food insecurity situation, the residents of the world's youngest nation could find themselves in a very bad situation very soon.  UNMISS

17 Mar 2014 | Read More »

 

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