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UN agencies rushing aid to more than 3,000 displaced in flood-hit Sierra Leone United Nations agencies are stepping up efforts to aid displaced families affected by the deadly flooding and landslides in Sierra Leon's capital, Freetown, and surrounding areas.
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South Sudan refugees in Uganda exceed one million; UN renews appeal for help As the number of refugees from South Sudan in Uganda passes one million – the vast majority of whom are women and children – the United Nations refugee agency today reiterated its call for urgent additional support.
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Pregnant, breastfeeding women among most at risk in Yemen's cholera outbreak In the midst of the cholera outbreak in Yemen, where an average 5,000 people fall sick every day, the United Nations population agency is warning about the dangers to pregnant and breastfeeding women.
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UN chief Guterres condemns deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona Condemning today's terrorist attack on Barcelona, Secretary-General António Guterres said the United Nations stands in solidarity with the Government and people of Spain in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.
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ICC orders former Mali Islamist to pay more than $3 million for damage to Timbuktu cultural sites For deliberately attacking religious and historic buildings in Timbuktu, Mali, the International Criminal Court (ICC) today issued to Malian Islamist a nearly three million euros Reparations Order, due on 16 February 2018.
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Landmark UN-backed treaty on mercury takes effect A ground-breaking global convention on mercury today goes into effect, the United Nations environment wing said, protecting millions of children and infants from possible neurological and health damage.
UN News Centre | Aug 16, 2017 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Emergency food distributions launched to assist thousands displaced in DR Congo — UN agency Food assistance will be provided to food insecure people displaced by conflict in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), says the United Nations food agency.
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UN chief condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Borno State, Nigeria Condemning a series of terrorist attacks in north-eastern Nigeria, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for those responsible for these “repeated heinous acts” to be brought to justice.
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'Racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism or Islamophobia are poisoning our societies' — UN chief Urging people everywhere to speak out against hate speech and hate crimes, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today reiterated his call for tolerance, respect for the other and the importance of recognizing diversity.
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UN observers conclude FARC-EP arms removal process in Colombia More than 8,000 weapons and over one million burned cartridges were transported to a central warehouse in Colombia as the United Nations political mission in the country concluded the process of the laying down of individual weapons of the Revolutionary A
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