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As Yemen crisis deteriorates, UNICEF says children at increasing risk of disease, hunger

30 June 2015 – The ongoing conflict in Yemen is having a devastating impact on the country’s health system and has exposed millions of children to the threat of preventable diseases, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned.


New humanitarian appeal for Iraq vital to meet rising health needs among displaced – UN

02 June 2015 – If the upcoming launch of the 2015 humanitarian response plan for Iraq by the United Nations and partners fails to raise the required $500 million, the people of the country, especially those internally displaced by fighting, will face even greater hardship, a World Health Organization (WHO) official warned today.


UN agency calls for renewed global commitment to develop effective HIV vaccine

19 May 2015 – To mark HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, or UNAIDS, has renewed its call for a sustained worldwide commitment to finding an effective HIV vaccine.