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Humanitarian supplies yet to enter Homs

United Nations aid agencies in Syria are yet to receive the necessary security guarantees to enable them deliver urgently needed humanitarian assistance to civilians trapped in the old city of Homs.

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Human trafficking campaign targets US Super Bowl

A campaign highlighting the issue of human trafficking has taken to the streets of New York. It’s in the form of a huge colourful gift box and has been timed to coincide with one of the biggest sporting events in the US…the Super Bowl.

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Yemen faces “deteriorating humanitarian crisis”

The people of Yemen are being encouraged to be more self-sufficient to get through what has been described as a “deteriorating humanitarian crisis”.

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Progress on humanitarian situation in Syria “limited”

Peace talks on Syria have been continuing in Geneva as government and opposition negotiators resume face-to-face discussions on the future of the conflict-ravaged country.

Over 100,000 people have been killed in the three year civil war.

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Central African Republic at “critical juncture”

The Central African Republic is at a critical juncture, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay warned on Monday.

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Philippine coconut farmers count cost after loss of 33 million trees

Coconut farmers in the Philippines are counting the cost caused by Typhoon Haiyan which swept across the country three months ago flattening millions of trees.

The country’s second largest coconut-producing region, Eastern Visayas, was one of the areas most affected.

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DRC expected to be free of landmines within 5 years

The Democratic Republic of the Congo is expected to be free of landmines within four or five years according to the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS).

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Keeping childbirth safe in the wake of natural disaster

Approximately 200,000 pregnant women and girls were among the millions of people displaced by Typhoon Haiyan, the storm that flattened parts of the Philippines just over two months ago.

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Indigenous youth promote dialogue on sexual and reproductive health

Healthcare services for indigenous people are often provided by professionals who know little about these cultures which could result in feelings of mistrust and discrimination.

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New UNEP report warns about unsustainable land use

Unsustainable use of land around the world is threatening to degrade millions of hectares of natural land, nearly the size of Brazil, according to a new United Nations report.

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