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Access to besieged Syrian towns remains 'greatest obstacle': UN relief chief

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The lack of safe, unimpeded and sustained access remains the greatest obstacle to reaching Syrian people in besieged and hard-to-reach-areas. That's what the top UN humanitarian chief, Stephen O'Brien, said during his briefing to…

23 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Rising depression rates reveal huge gaps in treatment for sufferers

Depression causes persistent sadness, a loss of interest in activities that you normally enjoy and an inability to carry out daily activities. Credit: WHO

Depression is a far more common mental illness than many people realize and the number of sufferers is growing, UN health experts said on Thursday. In a bid to raise awareness about the…

23 Feb 2017 / Listen /
Over 20 million people in four countries 'going hungry': UN chief Syria: UN envoy cautions against “spoilers” on eve of negotiations Syria: 5,000 civilians trapped by fighting in Al Bab town UNESCO chief calls for multilingual education for all Yemen conflict comes at great cost to civilians: UN envoy Remaining FARC-EP rebels lay down their weapons: UN
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US $1.5 billion needed to save lives in Lake Chad region: UN relief chief

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US $1.5 billion is  urgently needed to deliver humanitarian aid to people living in Nigeria and the Lake Chad…

24 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Agricultural support critical for people displaced by Boko Haram

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More than seven million people in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin could remain "trapped in cycles of severe…

24 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Peacekeeper says women can "do much more" in UN peace operations

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Women peacekeepers have the power to do "much more” in peacekeeping operations and also in encouraging post-conflict resolution. That's…

24 Feb 2017 / Listen /

UN Women forum highlights importance of safe urban spaces

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Up to 90 per cent of women report that they've been harassed on their way to work, according to…

24 Feb 2017 / Listen /

We must not fail: UN Envoy appeals to parties as Syria talks begin

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Talks to decide the future of Syria have begun in Geneva, where the UN's Staffan de Mistura said that…

23 Feb 2017 / Listen /
UNDP addressing suffering in NE Nigeria Public employment schemes help combat inequalities: ILO Resilient health systems support women in climate crises: WHO FAO report outlines multiple challenges to future food security Malnutrition affecting nearly half a million children in Yemen: UNICEF New agreement aims to streamline global trade Syrian refugee family gets new life in US
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