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UNICEF sounds alarm over abductions of women and children in Haiti  

The number of children and women abducted in Haiti until the end of August, has already surpassed last year’s total, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEFwarned this Thursday.  

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At least 50,000 people have been affected by floods in the Gatumba region of Burundi in the past year.
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At least 50,000 people have been affected by floods in the Gatumba region of Burundi in the past year.

The right to a clean and healthy environment: 6 things you need to know

Climate and EnvironmentOn 8 October, loud and unusual applause reverberated around the chamber of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. A battle fought for decades by environmental activists and rights’ defenders, had finally borne fruit.

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres (at podium) addresses the opening of the general debate of the 76th session of the General Assembly.
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PHOTO STORY: UN’s 'busiest' week, draws to a close

It wasn’t quite back to normal, but what is typically the busiest week of the year at the United Nations in New York, did attract around 100 Heads of State and Government from around the world.  

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Children under five are among the most affected by malnutrition in southern Madagascar.
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Madagascar: Severe drought could spur world’s first climate change famine

Climate and Environment More than one million people in southern Madagascar are struggling to get enough to eat, due to what could become the first famine caused by climate change, according to the World Food Programme (WFP). 

COVID-19 vaccinations are prepared at a vaccine access facility in the Philippines.
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Up to 180,000 health workers may have died from COVID-19 

Health Between 80,000 and 180,000 health and care workers may have died from COVID-19 between January of 2020 and May of this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.