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208 stories found over the past 45 days
PODCAST: Tea and empathy – Refugee ZamZam Yusuf’s extraordinary journey

15 January 2018 – Somali refugee ZamZam Yusuf has a message for any neighbours who think she doesn’t have the right to call Leicester, in the English Midlands, home.


OECD-UN forum on strengthening collection and use of migration data kicks off in Paris

15 January 2018 – International organizations, policy experts, statisticians and civil society came together on Monday at a United Nations-supported forum in Paris to answer the global call for more accurate and timely information on migration flows and examine how improved data collection can feed into better policymaking.


In Afghanistan, Security Council reiterates support for efforts to restore peace and progress

15 January 2018 – The United Nations Security Council, during a weekend mission to Afghanistan, reiterated its support for the Central Asian country’s efforts to restore peace, stability and progress.


Progress against hunger, poverty hinges on empowering indigenous women – UN agriculture chief

15 January 2018 – Empowering indigenous women – who have higher malnutrition rates than any other social group and typically earn far less than men – is key to successfully fighting hunger and extreme poverty, the United Nations agriculture chief has said.


In strife-torn Afghanistan, people need support 'more than ever' says senior UN aid official

15 January 2018 – Amid continuing violence in Afghanistan, the United Nations and the humanitarian community has appealed for $430 million to provide assistance to some 2.8 million people across the country who have been affected by conflict and natural disasters as well as families returning home after years in Iran and Pakistan.


In Colombia, UN chief meets with ex-combatants, expressing hope for future and peace process

14 January 2018 – On the second day of an official visit to Colombia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday expressed hopes for the future and for the peace process in the South American country.


A bloody start to 2018 in Syria; Over 30 children killed in two weeks – UNICEF

14 January 2018 – Only in the first 14 days of the year, more than 30 children have been killed in escalating violence in Syria's East Ghouta, where an estimated 200,000 children have been trapped under siege since 2013, the top United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) official in the Middle Eastern country said Sunday.


Bangladesh: UN agencies working to vaccinate half a million children against diphtheria

14 January 2018 – As part of an intensified response to the current diphtheria outbreak, United Nations agencies are working to vaccinate more than 475,000 children in Rohingya refugee camps, temporary settlements and surrounding areas in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar.


In Bogotá, UN Secretary-General Guterres expresses full support for peace process in Colombia

13 January 2018 – In an official visit to Colombia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday met with the country's President in the capital, Bogotá, where the UN chief said it is the duty of all the citizens of the world to support the peace process there.


South Sudan: Rebuilt bridge in Upper Nile helping local communities, improving aid delivery

12 January 2018 – For Samuel James Ayot, a villager from Akoka in rural north South Sudan, accessing basic services and earning a livelihood does not mean having to make a perilous neck-deep wade across a river, thanks to the tireless efforts of Indian peacekeepers from the United Nations mission there, who rebuilt a bridge and connected his village to a major provincial town.