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100,000 children in Tigray at risk of death from malnutrition: UNICEF More than 100,000 children in Tigray, Ethiopia, could suffer from life-threatening severe acute malnutrition in the next 12 months, atenfold jump over average annual levels, UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday.
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From electric dreams to supercharged reality: the road race to a clean energy future The global Formula E electric race series, a partner with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP),has grown in popularity since it launched some seven years ago, attracting the attention of major car manufacturers, changing peoples perceptions of electric veh
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First Person: Im not old enough to be a woman says trafficked teen A teenage girl who was sold for sex for the price of a few beers as a twelve-year-old, has told the United Nations how she was trafficked between Burundi and Tanzania in East Africa.
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COVID-19 vaccine shipments boost for Africa After a near-haltofCOVID-19 vaccine shipmentsin Africa, delivershave ramped up in recent months, the UN health agency said on Thursday.
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Yemen: New World Bank funds offer lifeline to most vulnerable Three UN agencies on Thursday welcomed $127 million in new funding from the World Bank to provide lifesaving support to some of the countrys most hard hit rural families, struggling under the impact of multiple crises.
UN News Centre | Jul 29, 2021 4:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Witchcraft killings of people with albinism have risen during the COVID-19 pandemic, says UN expert People being plunged into poverty during the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in the killing of people with albinism, the outgoing UN appointed independent expert said on Thursday.
UN News Centre | Jul 29, 2021 4:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Human trafficking: UN chief calls for action as COVID leaves many millions more vulnerable UN Secretary General Antnio Guterres on Thursday urged States to take action against human trafficking, where a third of all victims are children.
UN News Centre | Jul 29, 2021 4:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Countries urged to develop pandemic preparedness and response treaty A senior official with the World Health Organization (WHO) has highlighted the need for a global treaty on pandemic preparedness and response, urging countries to seize the moment and support its development.
UN News Centre | Jul 29, 2021 3:50 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Food systems transformation a silver lining in COVID crisis: UN deputy chief A sustainable and prosperous planet can only be achieved through working together and in solidarity, the UN Deputy Secretary-General said on Wednesday at the end of a major global food security meeting.
UN News Centre | Jul 28, 2021 8:48 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Bangladesh:Deadly flooding, landslidesdevastate Rohingyarefugees Three days of strong winds and heavy monsoon rain on sprawling refugee sites in Bangladeshs Coxs Bazar have taken Rohingya refugee lives and wreaked havoc and destruction, the UN refugee agency said on Wednesday.
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