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As South Sudan famine ebbs, UN warns millions still face 'extreme hunger on the edge of a cliff' While famine has eased in South Sudan, the situation across the crisis-torn country remains dire, as the number of people struggling to find food each day has grown from 4.9 million in February to six million today – the highest level of food insecur
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World population to hit 9.8 billion by 2050, despite nearly universal lower fertility rates — UN The world population is now at least 7.6 billion, up from 7.4 billion last year, spurred by the relatively high levels of fertility in developing countries – despite an overall drop in the number of children people have around the globe – the Un
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As crises multiply, UN revises annual aid appeal to assist over 100 million around the world As the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance around the world reach record levels, United Nations and relief partners have revised their global aid appeal to $23.5 billion – up nearly 6 per cent from the original $22.2 billion announced
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Protection of civilians in Syria must be ensured, stresses UN chief Guterres Expressing alarm over the suffering of people Syria, in particular those in Raqqa and in other locations where fighting continues, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on all those conducting military operations in the country to
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UN Security Council welcomes deployment of regional force to restore stability in the Sahel The United Nations Security Council today welcomed the deployment by the so-called Group of Five (G5) – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – of a joint force to tackle the threat of terrorism, as well as the serious challenges posed
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UN spotlights health benefits of yoga, ancient practice that can ease stress of our modern 'laptop' lives Recognizing the universal appeal of yoga, the United Nations today marked the 2017 edition of the International Day of Yoga, which aims to integrate the benefits of healthy lives and wellbeing – essential aspects of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable De
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The people of South Sudan are 'desperate for peace,' but political crisis persists — UN peacekeeping chief Deliberate actions by the Government and opposition armed forces as well as other actors to advance their political goals continue to severely undermine efforts to get the country back on the path to peace and development, the top United Nations peacekeep
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Warring parties in Yemen 'must take all feasible precautions' to minimize harm to civilians — UN envoy Civilians in Yemen continue to be killed and injured during Ramadan, despite calls for the conflict parties to respect their obligations under international law, the senior United Nations aid official in the country warned today.
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Nigerian refugees returning to “dangerously unprepared” situation, UN agency chief warns Large numbers of Nigerian refugees hosted in Cameroon are returning to northeast Nigeria, into a situation the United Nations refugee chief calls “dangerously unprepared to receive them.”
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Uganda and UN to convene 'solidarity summit' amid fast-growing refugee emergency Facing a fast-growing refugee crisis, Uganda is set to host in its capital, Kampala, a 'Solidarity Summit' with the support of the United Nations, to rally international support for refugees and host communities in the form of donations, investments
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