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Bangladesh: UN agencies working to vaccinate half a million children against diphtheria in Cox's Bazar 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.
UN News Centre | Jan 14, 2018 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
A bloody start to a new year in Syria; Over 30 children killed in the first two weeks of 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
UN News Centre | Jan 14, 2018 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Colombia, UN chief meets with ex-combatants, expressing hope for future and peace process 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.
UN News Centre | Jan 14, 2018 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Bogotá, UN Secretary-General Guterres expresses full support for peace process in Colombia 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 proc
UN News Centre | Jan 13, 2018 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
South Sudan: Rebuilt bridge in Upper Nile helping local communities, improving aid delivery 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 th
UN News Centre | Jan 12, 2018 10:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Migration, sustaining peace, development high on UN General Assembly's agenda for 2018 Migration, sustaining peace and development are among the priorities of the United Nations General Assembly for the remainder of the current session through September 2018, the President of the main UN deliberative and policymaking body said Friday.
UN News Centre | Jan 12, 2018 9:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
South Africa responding to largest-ever Listeria outbreak — UN health agency What is believed to be the largest-ever outbreak of the bacterial disease Listeriosis — or Listeria — has left more than 60 people dead across South Africa, with nearly 750 confirmed cases, the United Nation's health agency said Friday.
UN News Centre | Jan 12, 2018 7:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
More refugees and migrants feared lost in Mediterranean; UN urges safer resettlement options Amid reports that some 160 people are feared lost during desperate attempts to cross the Mediterranean this week alone, the United Nations refugee agency on Friday called for more action to save lives by offering more resettlement places and safe alternat
UN News Centre | Jan 12, 2018 5:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Iraqis returning home outnumber displaced for first time since 2013, says UN migration agency The number of Iraqis returning to their area of origin has surpassed those internally displaced for the first time since December 2013, when the country became engulfed in conflict with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh), the United
UN News Centre | Jan 12, 2018 4:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
UN rights office urges Tunisian authorities to ensure freedom of peaceful assembly The United Nations human rights office on Friday called on the authorities in Tunisia to ensure that protestors are not arrested in an arbitrary manner, and that all those detained are treated with full respect for their due process rights and other funda
UN News Centre | Jan 12, 2018 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend