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Afghanistan: Attack on UN mission draws global condemnation

The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) strongly condemned an attack in its main compound in the western Afghan province of Herat on Friday that left an Afghan police guard dead and other officers injured.  

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Elisabeth, now 16 years old, has been reunited with her family in Burundi.
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Elisabeth, now 16 years old, has been reunited with her family in Burundi.

First Person: ‘I’m not old enough to be a woman’ says trafficked teen

WomenA 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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Female Slovakian peacekeepers being awarded for their contributions during a medal parade ceremony to the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).
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Slovakia continues tradition of service and sacrifice with UN peace operation in Cyprus

Slovakia continues to play a role in UN Peacekeeping since the early 1990s, with personnel serving in more than a dozen UN operations. In 2021, Slovakia will mark 20 years of deploying peacekeepers to the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus, known as UNFICYP

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A UN staff member in Benin receives the COVID-19 vaccine in the capital Cotonou.
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COVID-19 vaccine shipments boost for Africa 

Health After a near-halt of COVID-19 vaccine shipments in Africa, delivers have ramped up in recent months, the UN health agency said on Thursday. 

People in rural parts of Yemen are suffering from extreme hunger.
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Yemen: New World Bank funds offer lifeline to most vulnerable

Humanitarian Aid Three UN agencies on Thursday welcomed $127 million in new funding from the World Bank to provide lifesaving support to some of the country’s most hard hit rural families, struggling under the impact of multiple crises.