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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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INTERVIEW: Why the world needs to enshrine the right to a healthy environment

The UN General Assembly is due to vote in a few days’ time on a resolution that recognises a universal Human Right to a Healthy Environment.

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News in Brief 22 July 2022

  • Latin America and the Caribbean: Far-reaching climate repercussions 
  • Hunger rising across East Africa
  • At least 14 children killed and injured during attack in Syria
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News in Brief 21 July 2022

  • Extend and expand 'transformational' truce in Yemen
  • Monkeypox cases surpass 14,000: WHO
  • Historic funding for malaria jab rollout in Africa
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TRADECAST: Stormy waters roil maritime trade crisis

In this latest episode of The Weekly Tradecast from UN trade and development body UNCTAD, Jan Hoffman, head of trade logistics, explains how the Ukraine war has compounded severe strains on global supply chains, from the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 80% of goods move by sea. Space on ships is tight and the cost to transport a container has soared. Now, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, prices are rising for almost everything we consume.

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