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Women and girls face “unacceptable” violence in conflicts

The brutalization of women during armed conflicts remains a persistent and serious problem.

That was the message from delegates addressing the UN Security Council on Friday at a debate on the protection of civilians from physical violence.

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A new campaign tells stories of “Migrant Heroes”

A social media campaign to counter widespread xenophobia and negative perceptions of migrants has been launched by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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Injecting drug users lose therapy in annexed Crimea

The annexation of Crimea and the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine are creating an HIV/AIDS crisis, according to a United Nations envoy.

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Social media makes diplomacy “real-time” at UN

The use of social media platforms by ambassadors at the United Nations is making diplomacy more relevant and immediate.

That’s according to one of the authors of a study looking at the impact of the Twitter platform on diplomatic relations.

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Iraq displaced given shelter at border camp

A once empty Syrian border transit point has rapidly become home to more than 11,000 people from Iraq.

They’ve been forced to flee their homes following an upsurge of terrorist violence across the region.

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Work to stop Ebola is not over, says UNICEF

Half a billion dollars is needed to continue fighting Ebola in West Africa, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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African Union Assembly to address new challenges

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the ongoing civil conflict in South Sudan and the rise of terrorism in Nigeria are topics on which the UN Secretary-General is expected to focus at the Assembly of the African Union.

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Release sought for UN helicopter crew in Sudan

Efforts are under way to secure the release of six crew members of a UN food agency’s helicopter who disappeared in Sudan.

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Climate change endangers potatoes in Bolivia

The cultivation of potatoes, the staple food in Bolivia, is in danger as a result of climate change, according to the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

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Investigation underway on death of UN peacekeeper in Lebanon

An investigation into the death of a UN peacekeeper killed in southern Lebanon is underway, according to the UN Interim Force in the country, UNIFIL.

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