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Surviving Gaza: one mother tells us her community could go “over the edge” without UN support

Cuts in UN funding for Gaza’s Palestine refugees threaten to push the entire community “over the edge”, combined with what one senior official has called the “combustible cocktail of humanitarian, political and security challenges” facing the territory.

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News in Brief 19 February 2018

  • Latin America and Caribbean “pioneers” in asylum rights: UN refugee chief
  • Tonga state of emergency after powerful cyclone: OCHA
  • UN labour chief urges fair treatment for migrant workers
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News in Brief 16 February 2018

  • “Fatal journeys” for migrant children
  • Nine killed in smugglers’ truck accident
  • Mother of stillborn baby is released from 30-year “aggravated homicide” sentence
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Better data needed to protect children on the move: UN Migration Agency

The UN Migration Agency (IOM) which has joined with partners to call

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Don’t 'panic' over Fall Armyworm pest, FAO urges African farmers

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has published a comprehensive guide on managing the Fall Armyworm (FAW), a crop-eating pest which originated in Central and South America.

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“Lives can get better” in South Sudan: Mission chief tells UN News

The Head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) says there’s reason to be optimistic that a lasting peace deal can be struck this year.

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'New chance at life' for refugees from Libya

Since November, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has evacuated more than 1,000 extremely vulnerable refugees from Libya, providing them “with a new chance at life”.

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News in Brief 15 February 2018

  • Decline in Afghan civilian casualties but targeted killings increase: UNAMA
  • UN chief expresses “profound sadness” at mass shooting in Florida school
  • “Individualized, supportive care” is key to healthy childbirth: WHO
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'Vestiges' of transatlantic slave trade persist today: US law professor

Welcome to the first episode of our revised ‘UN and Africa’ podcast.

We talk to Gloria Browne-Marshall, a constitutional law professor and author, about the status of people of African descent across the world.

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A long way still to go for gender equality: UN Women report

UN Women released a report on Wednesday that underscores the pervasive nature of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere.

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