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‘Lack of global solidarity’, slow vaccination rates put Indonesia in COVID glare

A “lack of global solidarity” including the hoarding of vaccines by richer nations as well as slow vaccination rate has contributed to Indonesia becoming the epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak in Asia, according to the UN’s top official in the country.

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Some 220 former refugee families from Somalia are now farming in the US state of Maine.
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Some 220 former refugee families from Somalia are now farming in the US state of Maine.

First Person: The Somali refugees planting a new life in the United States

Migrants and RefugeesAfter spending years living in UN-supported camps in Kenya, some 220 former refugees from Somalia now work as farmers in the US state of Maine, growing crops ranging from beets to broccolini.

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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).

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 neighbhourhood of Port-au-Prince in Haiti is being digitally mapped for higher rates of HIV infection.
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Revealed: Inequalities persist in HIV prevention, child treatment services

Health Nearly half of the 1.7 million children worldwide living with HIV were not on treatment last year, the UN programme leading the global fight against HIV and AIDS, UNAIDS, said in a report released together with partners. 

Aid workers arrive in Mekelle in the Ethiopian region of Tigray on the first humanitarian passenger flight there.
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Tigray: As famine looms, first WFP humanitarian flight arrives 

Humanitarian Aid Lifesaving assistance arrived for the beleaguered Tigray region of Ethiopia on Thursday as the first UN World Food Programme (WFP) plane carrying humanitarian workers touched down in the capital Mekelle.