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UN mission in Sierra Leone ends

The United Nations mission in Sierra Leone has completed its work at the end of its mandate on 31 March.

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Millions of women suffer from unsafe abortions every year

At least 22 million unsafe abortions take place worldwide every year, according to the Wold Health Organization (WHO).

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The UN humanitarian agency launches its report for 2014

The number of people in need of emergency humanitarian assistance has doubled over the last ten years, according to the Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator.

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New support to tackle dire food security situation in South Sudan

The British government has released $13.7 million in emergency funding to help farmers affected by conflict in South Sudan restore their agriculture-based livelihoods.

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“Complex and spectacular” air-drops continue in South Sudan

The delivery of relief supplies by helicopter is becoming increasingly common in South Sudan as the United Nations strives to reach needy people in the remotest parts of the country.

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Security Council renews mandate of DRC peacekeeping mission

Rwanda has said that it hopes the renewed mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo,

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South Asia faces huge challenges to end open defecation

2.5 billion people don’t have access to adequate sanitation and just over one billion still practice open defecation—that's according to the latest United Nations estimates.

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Building a food secure Africa

Six countries in Africa are benefitting from a UN fund designed to improve food security across the continent.

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India - the power of pine needles

Millions of people around the world, with no access to electricity, are struggling to lift themselves above the poverty line.

Access to power sources has been identified by the United Nations as a way to boost sustainable development.

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Water is major source of energy for African countries

Countries in Africa are grappling with developing their sources of energy while ensuring that their populations continue to have access to water.

In fact, according to an expert from the UN Development Programme, (UNDP) water is a major source of energy on the African continent.

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