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El Niño likely to contribute to worsening food situation for millions in Zimbabwe

Farmers in Zimbabwe have already struggled with erratic rainfall and a fragile economy this year, but now they look set to suffer the effects of an El Niño-related drought.  In a bid to help an estimated 3.9 million people who face severe food insecurity between now and April, the World Food Programme (WFP) and partners are stepping up relief to those most in need. WFP’s Niels Balzer spoke with UN News's Daniel Johnson.

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News in Brief 13 November 2018

  • UN food agency appeals for access to key storage facility amid fight for Hudaydah
  • Sea tragedy claims lives of Afghans trying to reach Greek islands
  • El Niño likely to cause worsening food situation for 3.9 million in Zimbabwe
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From DR Congo to New York City – one war refugee’s UN-aided journey

New York-based Lubunga Mwendanababo  is a US citizen, a recent graduate of Georgia State University, and manager of a furniture store in New York.  But, as a small child, he had to flee a bloody conflict in DRC, and spent 14 years in a refugee camp along with over 140,000 others. He talks about his journey, and how the UN helped along the way.

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Millions of people in stateless ‘limbo’, warns UNCHR

People in every region of the world who do not have a nationality face a “day-to-day struggle” in accessing basic human rights such as education, healthcare and work, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 12 November 2018

  • UN Internet Forum seeks to make legal frameworks on tech and data more up-to-date and inclusive
  • Rohingya refugees: UN reminds that return of displaced must be voluntary above all
  • During World Antiobiotics Awareness Week, UN says ‘our time with antibiotics is running out’
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Everyone has a role to play in global superbugs crisis

The overuse of antibiotics not just for human and animal health but also in food production is leading to an increased resistance of bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites to antimicrobial treatments, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).  Charlotte Lomas spoke with FAO’s Christine Czerniak and began by asking for a definition of antimicrobial resistance or AMR.

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UN provides a 'glimmer of hope' for Israel Palestine conflict: Daniel Barenboim

For 19 years, Daniel Barenboim's West-Eastern Divan Orchestra has brought together young musicians from Israel and the Arab world, with the aim of promoting peace through dialogue.

Following a concert in New York, Maestro Barenboim visited UN Chief António Guterres at UN HQ on Friday.

After the meeting Conor Lennon from UN News sat down with him and starrted by asking what it means to Maestro Barenboim to be a Messenger of Peace.

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News in Brief 9 November 2018

  • Bid to deliver aid ‘to up to 14 million’ in Yemen where people risk becoming ‘living ghosts’: WFP
  • Cameroon alert as refugee arrivals reach 30,000 in Nigeria
  • IOM migrant caravan survey
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News in Brief 08 November 2018

  • Supporting host countries that support refugees
  • Central African Republic still in cross-hairs
  • Weigh up the real cost of burgers, urges UN Environment
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PODCAST: Getting business on board for a better world for all

In this week’s episode of our flagship podcast, The Lid Is On, Conor Lennon from UN News looks at the UN's efforts to collaborate more with big business in service of reaching the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 - not much more than 11 years away.

How did the UN convince big business to join this push to transform the world, with no-one left behind?

With guest  Dan Thomas, Head of Communications from UN Global Compact

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