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Philippines still needs “a helping hand” two months after deadly storm

Two months after Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, relief operations are in “normal mode,” according to the UN Humanitarian Affairs agency (OCHA).

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WFP to ramp up food distribution in Central African Republic

The World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up food distribution to more than one million people in the Central African Republic.

The UN agency says it urgently needs $107 million to support its work through August 2014.

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Cambodia tribunal instils hope for justice

It's six years now since the UN–backed Cambodia tribunal was established to bring to trial senior leaders and those most responsible for genocide and war crimes committed during the Khmer rouge regime which lasted from 1975 to 1979.

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Chad hosts thousands of refugees from neighbouring countries

A remote and volatile region in the south-eastern part of Chad has become a place of safety for 50,000 refugees.

Most of them have fled ethnic violence in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region and the Central African Republic.

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UN human rights office urges Ugandan President not to sign the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed concern about the Anti-Homosexuality Bill passed by the Ugandan Parliament on Friday, 20 December.

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UNICEF appeals for over $830 million to help Syrian children

The UN children’s agency (UNICEF) is appealing for $835 million to help Syrian children affected by the ongoing conflict in their country in next year.

The agency says this is the largest amount it has ever sought from donors in its 67 year history.

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OCHA: People in South Sudan displaced by fighting need urgent aid

The international community is being asked to disburse $166 million to provide life-saving aid to people displaced from the fighting in South Sudan, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

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Secretary-General's radio message to the people of South Sudan

Hello. This is Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations.

I want to assure you that the United Nations stands with the people of South Sudan at this difficult time.

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Data collection is critical for food security in Africa: FAO expert

The value of data collection and coordination in food security goes far beyond the numbers, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

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South Sudan: Security Council votes to send more peacekeepers

In an effort to defuse the crisis in South Sudan, the Secretary-General has called for more boots on the ground to boost the UN mission’s protection capacity.

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