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“Severe funding constraints” in DRC forces reduction in food aid

Food aid is set to be cut to people in need in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the World Food Programme (WFP) has warned.

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Children targeted in Central African Republic conflict

Violence is continuing in the Central African Republic despite a truce that rival militias agreed in the capital, Bangui last month.

Attacks are being carried out mainly by the anti-Balaka Christian militias against former Muslim rebels known as ex-Séléka.

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Carnival goers in Colombia educated about human trafficking

Carnival goers in Colombia are being educated about the risks of human trafficking at one of the country’s best known festivals…the Carnival of Barranquilla.

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Dead bodies in “shocking” ransacked hospital in South Sudan

A hospital which was ransacked in South Sudan during the on-going conflict in the country has been described as “shocking” by a senior UN official.

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Oscar-nominated director urges people to join fight against slavery

An Oscar-nominated movie director is urging people around the world to become involved in fighting against modern-day slavery.

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Filipinos make progress in rebuilding their lives:UN humanitarian chief

Significant progress has been made in rebuilding the lives of Filipinos following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.

The typhoon hit the Philippines in November, killing over 6,000 people and destroying the livelihoods of millions of others.

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Women encouraged to become journalists in South Sudan

Women are being encouraged to enter journalism in South Sudan bucking a trend which has typically seen only men employed as journalists.

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Guinea-Bissau prepares for elections

The people of Guinea-Bissau are gearing themselves up for elections scheduled to be held on 13 April this year.

The impoverished West African country, which gained independence from Portugal in 1974, has been beset by military coups and political assassinations.

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Major cholera campaign launched in South Sudan displaced camps

140,000 thousand people living in temporary camps in South Sudan are being targeted by a major cholera vaccination campaign.

Hundreds of thousands of people have fled their homes in the country as fighting continues between government troops and rebel forces.

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Spotlight put on role of women as global leaders

Innovative approaches to getting more women into leadership positions around the world are being discussed at a conference being held at the United Nations on Wednesday.

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