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Children in crisis-torn eastern Ukraine too terrified to learn amid spike in attacks on schools Schoolchildren are bearing long-lasting mental and physical scars of eastern Ukraines conflict, the head of the UN Childrens Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday, as the agency warned of an alarming increase in attacks on schools during the first four months of 2
UN News Centre | 13 hours, 18 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Mondays Daily Brief: WFP mulls last resort Yemen aid suspension, top peacekeeping awardee announced, abuzz over Bee Day, Ebola threat very high This Monday, headline stories include: WFP mulls last resort aid suspension in Yemen; highest UN peacekeeping award to be given on Friday; busy pollinators are focus of World Bee Day; Ebola threat still very high.
UN News Centre | 17 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Hunger in Yemen: WFP considers aid suspension in face of repeated interference by some Houthi leaders The UN emergency food relief agency said on Monday that without full access and freedom to decide who receives lifesaving aid, in Houthi rebel-controlled areas of Yemen, it could be forced to implement a phased suspension.
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Sacrifice of fallen 'blue helmet' to be honoured with UNs highest peacekeeping award In recognition ofhisbrave and selfless action under firein the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC)saving the life of a fellowblue helmetandhelpinghis colleaguesrepelan armed groupthe lateMalawian soldierChancyChitete,will behonouredwith the UNs highest peac
UN News Centre | 21 hours, 34 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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FROM THE FIELD: Saving the tree kangaroos of Papua New Guinea The survival of an endangered animal which looks part kangaroo and part lemur has been secured thanks to a project in Papua New Guinea (PNG) supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
UN News Centre | 21 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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On World Bee day, human activity blamed for falling pollinator numbers If you think youre busy, then spare a thought for the worlds bees; for they, along with other insects and animals, are responsible for pollinating more than 75 per cent of the planets favourite food crops.
UN News Centre | 22 hours ago | comment? | recommend
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Cambodia: Giving back to UN peacekeeping Its an overcast morning, in South Sudans capital Juba, and growling thunder announces the start of some light rain. Standing in the drizzle in his military police uniform, is Colonel Channy Vongvannak, the commander of the Cambodian Force Military Police
UN News Centre | 23 hours ago | comment? | recommend
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Promoting a healthy sustainable future, the UN health agency engages young and young at heart to 'Walk the Talk' Celebrating the importance of fitness, on Sunday morning in the Swiss city of Geneva, the United Nations health agency kicked off its second Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge.
UN News Centre | May 19, 2019 3:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Guterres condemns armed attack against UN peacekeepers in Mali A violent attack against the United Nation's Integrated Stabilization Mission for Mali (MINUSMA) that left one peacekeeper dead on Saturday, drew strong condemnation from Secretary-General Antnio Guterres.
UN News Centre | May 19, 2019 02:08 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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UN blue helmets in South Sudan use Sustainable Development Goals to help build peace The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has concluded the week by harnessing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to support the nation, including by offering free medical services, encompassing SDG 3s target on health coverage.
UN News Centre | May 18, 2019 8:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend