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

A young boy sits in front of a destroyed building in Homs, Syria. Photo: WFP/Abeer Etefa

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


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


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


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


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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People in Houses

Princess Grace of Monaco stars in this drama about the life of refugees in Europe.   Duration: 28’46″…

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Life Begins at Ten


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Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

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