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Peace talks continue on Syria

The warring parties in Syria are expected to hold negotiations for the first time on Saturday in a bid to bring peace to the war-ravaged country.

The three-year conflict has claimed the lives of more than 100,000 people and left 11 million others in need of humanitarian assistance.

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Aid agencies welcome South Sudan ceasefire

A ceasefire between the South Sudan government and rebel forces, has been welcomed by United Nations aid agencies.

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UNRWA leads campaign for access to Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria

A three-day global social media campaign has been launched to demand that parties to the Syrian conflict allow aid to a camp for Palestinian refugees in Syria.

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South Sudan conflict: One family’s “Problem”

The ongoing insecurity in South Sudan has forced more than a half a million citizens to flee their homes.

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Resilience of Philippines praised after typhoon

The people of the Philippines have been praised for their ability to recover from the deadly typhoon which devastated parts of the country just over two months ago.

Typhoon Haiyan which struck the country last November killed nearly 6000 people and displaced millions more.

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Dialogue and negotiation the only way forward in Darfur

After more than a decade of conflict, dialogue and negotiation are the only way forward in Darfur, says the head of the African Union-United Nations mission in the region.

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“Invest in half billion girls,” says UN chief

The world needs to invest in half a billion adolescent girls in developing countries if the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are to be met. That’s according to the UN Secretary-General.

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Activist calls for greater action on HIV in indigenous communities

Indigenous people—like people everywhere—have the right to access to healthcare.

But indigenous activists say their communities are particularly marginalized when it comes to attaining these services, thus putting them at risk of poor health.

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Farm mechanisation promoted by UN food agency

Modern farming technologies have eased the burden of hard labour for many farmers worldwide.

However, many small scale farmers still lack the technology to efficiently grow and harvest their crops.

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Global leaders at Davos challenged to end hunger

Global leaders are arriving at an international forum in Davos, Switzerland and are being told they have a key role in ending hunger across the planet.

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