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PODCAST: Developing northern Uganda - connected farmers

In Lumonga village, situated in a remote part of the West Nile region of northern Uganda, smallholder farmers have traditionally been cut off from the banking system, and been forced to rely on small savings and loans from their community to survive hard times.

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DR Congo violence cannot be condoned, our pledge to protect still remains: UN Mission deputy

This past week in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, violent protesters have targeted the UN peacekeeping Mission there, MONUSCO.

Three UN ‘blue helmets’ have been killed, along with demonstrators, who have called on the force to do more to protect communities from the many armed groups that roam the mineral-rich east of the vast country.

It’s a deeply worrying situation, but as MONUSCO number two, Khassim Diagne explains to UN News’s Daniel Johnson, every effort is being made to restore calm and investigate the killings.

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News in Brief 29 July 2022

  • Injectable HIV drug deal a possible game-changer
  • 10 years since Za’atari camp opened, Syrian refugees face uncertain future
  • Lebanon: refugees targeted in street violence
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‘Cascading conflicts and crises’ threaten AIDS response: senior UN expert

The UN response to HIV/AIDS is under threat from a host of international crises, from COVID to the war in Ukraine, and the ensuing financial challenges faced by  countries across the world.

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Trafficking survivor from The Gambia works to save others from ‘hell’

A Gambian woman who was tricked into being trafficked to Kuwait in 2015 has shared her story of abuse and subsequent activism, in the hope others will be spared the “hell” she went through.  

Bessie Du spoke to the Fatou ahead of Saturday’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons to learn more about her traumatic experience, and how it spurred her advocacy. 

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News in Brief 28 July 2022

  • UN chief welcomes opening of Black Sea control centre for Ukraine exports
  • Philippines Luzon earthquake: Aid teams ‘ready to reach’ victims
  • Top rights expert spotlights ‘double standard’ towards Ukraine refugees in Poland, Belarus
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News in Brief 27 July 2022

  • UN chief condemns attack on MONUSCO blue helmets, as possible ‘war crime’
  • Türkiye risks backtracking on women’s rights, says top rights expert
  • FAO warns that 90% of Earth’s topsoil will be at risk by 2050
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News in Brief 26 July 2022

  • Monkeypox 'can be stopped' WHO declares
  • Ukraine: Humanitarian aid still not reaching non-Government areas
  • UN mission in DRC MONUSCO denounces attack on base in Goma
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News in Brief 25 July 2022

  • UN condemns execution of 4 democracy activists in Myanmar 
  • Repatriation call following death of Australian boy in Syria detention camp
  • Haiti: UN humanitarians deliver aid to people directly hit by gang violence
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PODCAST: Developing northern Uganda – pride in honey

Northern Uganda has higher poverty and less employment that the south of the country, which is why the UN is backing projects aimed at boosting the regional economy.

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