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Amid rise in Mediterranean crossings, UN urges solutions for refugees seeking safety

11 April 2014 – The United Nations refugee agency today stressed the need to find durable solutions for those making the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean, as it reported that the Italian navy had rescued some 6,000 people who had set out from Libya in overcrowded boats over the past four days alone.

Providing West African communities with sound information crucial to curbing spread of Ebola – UN

10 April 2014 – Together with Ministries of Health and other partners across seven countries in West Africa, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is using culturally-sensitive communication strategies to disseminate life-saving information in order to contain the often-fatal Ebola virus, through text-messaging, radio shows, TV programmes and door-to-door campaigns.

Mali begins rebuilding mausoleums from Timbuktu's 'golden age', UN agency

14 March 2014 – Local masons in Timbuktu today started to lay down the first earthen bricks to reconstruct World Heritage mausoleums damaged when radical Islamists occupied the northern part of the country in 2012.