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New bridge improves livelihoods for Cambodian villages

 

Delivering a baby is strenuous enough, but imagine spending two hours on a motorbike, a ferry and a rickshaw just to get to the nearest health centre to give birth.

That’s what happened to 26-year old So phorn when she delivered her first baby three years ago in Cambodia.

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Study finds women hit hard by EU civil service cutbacks

Recent cutbacks by European Union governments in jobs, wages and benefits have particularly affected women, according to a new study by the International Labour Organization (

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Envoy details “vast improvement” in security in Darfur

The Security Council on Tuesday renewed the mandate for the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

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WHO assists Uganda following deadly Ebola outbreak

Fourteen people have died following an outbreak of Ebola in Uganda, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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UN teams work to rid Libya of mines and unexploded ordnance

One year after the revolution in Libya, the country remains littered with numerous unexploded ordnance (UXO), unattended heavy weaponry and ammunition, and newly laid minefields.

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Fighting forces 200,000 to flee Aleppo: UNHCR

Intense fighting has caused an estimated 200,000 people to flee the Syrian city of Aleppo over the past two days, according to the UN refugee agency (

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Debt relief for Côte d’Ivoire

After decades of struggling with unsustainable debt, Côte d’Ivoire is getting some relief. The country has been granted a reduction in its $7 billion external debt.

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Regional humanitarian coordinator on challenges in the Sahel

More than one million children could experience severe acute malnutrition this year as a result of the food crisis in the Sahel region, the UN humanitarian office (

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General Assembly celebrates Nelson Mandela International Day

The contributions of one the world’s greatest advocates for freedom, justice and democracy—former South African President Nelson Mandela—were celebrated in the General Assembly on Wednesday.

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