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Daily humanitarian pauses needed in Gaza, urges UN

Finding a safe area in war-torn Gaza is becoming harder now that 44 per cent of the territory has been declared a no-go area by the Israeli army.

The Gaza Strip is just 45 kilometres long and 6 kilometres wide.

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Death toll from W. Africa Ebola outbreak may be higher, WHO says

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may be higher than reported, the World Health Organization (WHO) Spokesperson says.

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“Dignified shelters” for Syrian refugees in Iraq

Syrian refugees at a camp in northern Iraq are enjoying what have been described as “dignified shelters.”

The white, solid, rectangular shelters are replacing the fabric tents that are typically found in refugee camps across the world.

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Call for governments to better protect the rights of older people

A UN treaty to protect the rights of older people is being championed by a group that builds awareness on global ageing issues.

HelpAge International hopes that a UN panel on ageing, which is meeting in New York this week, will lead to the adoption of the treaty.

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Child exploitation in tourism “can’t be tolerated”

The exploitation of children in the worldwide tourism industry cannot be tolerated according to the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

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“Rapid and terrifying” deterioration of humanitarian situation in Gaza

The humanitarian situation in Gaza is deteriorating at a “rapid and terrifying” pace, according to Jens Laerke, Spokesperson for the UN’s Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

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UNICEF: women most affected Ebola outbreak in W. Africa

Women are the most affected by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to Laurent Duvillier, Regional Communication Specialist for UNICEF’s West and Central Africa office.

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Humanitarian drones promoted by UNICEF

Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles could become a common sight in humanitarian crises across Africa, if a United States-based scientist has her way.

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UN expert meets with African women tricked into trafficking in Italy

Sexual exploitation, especially involving women from Nigeria and Eastern Europe, is the most prevalent and documented form of trafficking in Italy.

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Midwife makes life better for Syrian refugee women through her work

Over the past three years, Syria's civil war has left more then 130,000 dead and forced millions to flee to neighbouring countries like Jordan.

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