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Justice lacking for victims of sexual violence in Bangladesh, says activist

Many people who commit sexually violent crimes in Bangladesh are not being brought to justice, according to a member of a small community called Chittagong Hill Tract.

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UN humanitarian chief holds “positive” discussions in Ukraine

The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator has held what has been described as “very positive” talks with the authorities of Ukraine on how to provide assistance to displaced people in the country.

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Ebola outbreak”very serious” in Sierra Leone

The outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone has been described by a senior United Nations official as very serious.

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Relief operation in northern Iraq in full swing: UNHCR

The massive operation to provide humanitarian assistance to displaced people in northern Iraq is in full swing, according to the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR).

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An information and communication technology project helps people in Vanuatu

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is encouraging its Member States to implement projects that promote digital inclusion.

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Security Council “was designed to be a smoke detector not just a fire extinguisher”: UK

The Security Council has a unique responsibility to maintain international peace and security, the UN Secretary-General reminded its members on Thursday.

Ban Ki-moon made the remarks during an open debate in the Council on conflict prevention.

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Saudi Arabia’s $49 million donation helps to provide health care to Iraqis

The World Health Organization (WHO) has received about $49 million from Saudi Arabia for its operations to help the people of Iraq.

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Spread of Ebola in West Africa remains a concern for UN

The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to ramp up its responses to the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease that has claimed more than 1, 000 lives in W

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Ebola threatens to create a food security crisis in West Africa

The outbreak of the Ebola haemorrhagic fever in West Africa is threatening to create a food security crisis for the affected people, according to the UN food agency.

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Lebanon: A Tradition Yields New Opportunities

With no end in sight to the conflict in Syria, life as a refugee goes on for millions of people who were forced to flee to neighbouring countries.

In one refugee camp in Lebanon, the art of woodblock printing is being revived.

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