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UN chief to rich nations: ‘Open wallets’ and ‘hearts’ for developing countries to purchase Ukrainian grain

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for wealthier countries to help developing nations purchase Ukrainian grain as supplies begin returning to global markets, in an appeal from the Black Sea port of Odesa on Friday, World Humanitarian Day

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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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Israel urged to allow humanitarians to continue working in Palestine

Human Rights Allow human rights and humanitarian organizations to continue their work in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), UN agencies and other partners have urged Israel.

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WHO expert group recommends second COVID-19 booster for vulnerable persons

Health Countries should consider giving a second COVID-19 vaccine booster to older persons, pregnant women, health workers, people with weaker immune systems and those at higher risk of severe disease, experts appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.