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Around 400,000 Rohingya living in 'dire' conditions within Myanmar: deputy relief chief

Apart from nearly 700,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled across the Myanmar border, a further 400,000 are living in “dire situations” at home, without access to healthcare or education.

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FAO pushes for safer working conditions in forestry sector

Forestry, agriculture and other resource-based industries suffer higher rates of work-related accidents and illnesses than other occupational sectors, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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News in Brief 17 April 2018

  • $38 million appeal launched for conflict-hit Ukraine
  • Mali violence spike drives thousands to Burkina Faso
  • Rights committees join forces for migrant children
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WHO at 70: Stamping out disease, stepping up immunization, stopping outbreaks

Eradicating smallpox and stepping up immunizations to prevent malaria, polio and other global killers are just some of the accomplishments of the World Health Organization (

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News in Brief 16 April 2018

  • Gender-based discrimination ‘invisible driver’ of sexual violence: UN deputy chief
  • ‘No effort’ should be spared bringing killers of 3 Ecuadorian media workers to justice: UNESCO chief
  • South Sudanese opposition group releases seven aid workers
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Countries are unprepared for the digital economy – but the UN can help

The digital economy is worth a staggering $27 trillion, but most countries are ill-prepared to take advantage of it, the UN’s trade and development agency (UNCTAD) warned on Monday.

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News In Brief 13 April 2018

  • DRC appeal amid spiralling humanitarian needs
  • UNICEF appeal on fourth anniversary of Nigeria’s Chibok girls outrage
  • Bangladesh and UN Refugee Agency agree on voluntary returns deal for Myanmar Rohingya
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‘Team spirit’ is the perfect springboard to peace: UNODC chief

Fair play and team spirit are just two of the elements that make sport an ideal vehicle for achieving both a more peaceful world and the Sustainable Development Goals, according to Yury Fedotov, the Executive Director of UNODC.

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Digital innovation powering WFP efforts to end refugee hunger

Digital cash vouchers powered by the revolutionary technology behind the Bitcoin cryptocurrency are helping the UN ensure that food aid is getting to where it’s needed most.

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News in Brief 12 April 2018

  • OPCW inspectors confirm ‘high purity’ toxic chemical used in Salisbury
  • In Security Council phone calls, UN chief expresses ‘deep concern’ over Syria
  • FAO Directer-General urges Asian and Pacific countries to ‘bring the fight’ against hunger ‘back on track’
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