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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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Iraqi civilians in danger from new explosives left by “evil” ISIL bomb-makers

The presence of increasingly-deadly explosive hazards in liberated areas of Iraq are hindering efforts to rebuild and provide vital aid to families who are returning home, according to a senior manager with the UN Mine Action Service there (UNMAS).

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News in Brief 14 February 2018

  • UN launches recovery and resilience programme for Iraq
  • UNICEF readies to support Pacific countries affected by Cyclone Gita
  • US urged to protect rights of migrant activist facing deportation
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