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UNICEF official shares memories of “a horrible year” for children in Yemen

For children in Yemen, there could not have been a worse year than 2017.

That’s the assessment of the Representative of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the war-torn country, Meritxell Relaño.

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New UN mission to support rule of law, police development in Haiti

Mobile police teams from the new UN mission in Haiti will bring together local communities and political leaders in efforts to find solutions to the country’s peace and justice needs.

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UN centre improving lives by linking people and humanitarian data

Access to data is crucial for humanitarians responding to various crises worldwide.

For example, aid workers feeding hungry people in Nigeria use a mobile-based platform to monitor the price of rice and other staples to know when costs increase.

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UN and Africa: UN refugee chief in Somalia, closing of POC site and 'Childhood under Attack' in South Sudan

First closure of civilian protection site in South Sudan

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'Father of the Internet' offers reassurance to virtual world

People intent on causing harm to others by misusing the Internet are a modern-day threat that the global IT community is doing all it can to overcome, one of the web’s so-called “founding fathers” said on Thursday.

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Transporting voting material part of UN support to Liberia elections

Liberians return to the polls next week for a run-off election to replace President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first African woman to be elected a Head of State.

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Despite progress, Somalia still needs support: UN refugee chief

The international community is being urged to continue supporting efforts to restore and rebuild Somalia.

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Offline restrictions are finding way online, warns rights expert

Restrictions that affect people in their daily lives are increasingly finding their way online, a leading human rights expert said on Wednesday.

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Podcast: Japanese pioneer reflects on her first “business trip” to space

Astronaut Chiaki Mukai broke all the way through Earth’s stratosphere to become the first Japanese woman in space.

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Yazidi documentary 'a positive weapon' against ongoing genocide

Documenting the horrors suffered by the Yazidis at the hands of ISIL, or Daesh, terrorists provides a “positive weapon” to confront the dangers of modern-day genocide.

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