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Severe malnutrition or wasting, ‘excruciatingly painful’ threat to child survival

Severe malnutrition, also known as severe wasting, is one of the top threats to child survival, yet perhaps one of the least known or understood, according to a report issued on Tuesday by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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Members of the Tierra Grata in northern Colombia continue to build their community.
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Members of the Tierra Grata in northern Colombia continue to build their community.

Building peace, one project at a time in Colombia

Peace and SecurityA group of former combatants with the FARC rebel group in Colombia have been reflecting on five years of peace and community building in a locality called Tierra Grata, which translates as “pleasant land”

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Afghan refugee Wahidullah Faizi, a participant in the UNHCR India' 'Home and Belonging' mentoring programme.
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Photo Story: Home and belonging

A six-month UN refugee agency (UNHCR) mentorship programme is helping eight young refugees in New Delhi, India to become visual storytellers.

As part of the initiative, they captured their emotions and thoughts about home and family, and reflected on their personal journeys of loss and hope, in a series of powerful photographs.

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Authorities in DPR Korea have announced a COVID-19 outbreak in the country
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WHO ‘concerned’ over COVID-19 outbreak in DPR Korea, reiterates full support

Health The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday expressed concern over the current COVID-19 outbreak in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), where no public vaccination programme has been put in place, reiterating its commitment to support the country response to the pandemic.

Presidential elections are held in Somalia on 15 May 2022.

Somalia: UN welcomes end of fairly contested presidential election, calls for unity

Peace and Security The United Nations in Somalia welcomed the conclusion of the country’s presidential election held on Sunday, praising the “positive” nature of the electoral process and peaceful transfer of power.