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Grain deal ‘victory for diplomacy,’ UN chief tells journalists in Ukraine

Positive momentum on the landmark Black Sea Grain Initiative to help vulnerable people access food reflects “a victory for diplomacy” for those caught in a cost-of-living crisis as well as for Ukraine’s hard-working farmers, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told reporters on Thursday in Lviv, Ukraine.

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Some 215,000 women are currently pregnant in Sri Lanka and 145,000 will give birth in the next six months.
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Some 215,000 women are currently pregnant in Sri Lanka and 145,000 will give birth in the next six months.

Sri Lanka’s economic crisis pushes health system to brink of collapse

HealthSri Lanka is in the midst of the worst socio-economic crisis in its history, and the once robust health-care system is nearing collapse, with patients at risk from power shortages, a lack of medicines, and equipment shortages.

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Munni was married at age 14, but after her husband left when she became pregnant, the Bangladeshi girl was sold to a brothel by a man who offered to find her a job.
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Photo story: No country untouched by human trafficking

Every country in the world is affected by human trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit, or destination for victims. The vast majority of those trafficking women and girls do so for purposes of sexual exploitation.

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A one-year-old boy suffering from severe malnutrition gets his upper arm circumference measured at a hospital in Dolow, Ethiopia.
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WHO warns of disease threat amid Horn of Africa drought

Health The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday highlighted the need to support millions facing starvation and disease in the Horn of Africa.

Imran Riza, UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria, visits Areesha camp in Al-Hasakeh governorate.

Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria completes mission to northeast

Humanitarian Aid The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria, Imran Riza, on Wednesday concluded a four-day mission to the northeast, where he visited camps hosting thousands of displaced persons.