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World Food Programme supports Syrian refugees

Thirteen thousand Syrian refugees are being supported by a voucher programme in Turkey with the help of the World Food Programme, according to Daly Belgasmi, WFP’s R

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Cameroon gets help for rapid diagnosis of animal diseases

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), is usually associated with issues relating to safeguards for nuclear installations or verifi

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FAO urges four African countries to brace for Desert Locust swarms

Four countries in northwest Africa are being urged to prepare for the likely arrival of swarms of Desert Locusts, the most devastating of the species.

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WFP concerned as number of undernourished people rises in Madagascar

More than one-third of the population in Madagascar is undernourished and the World Food Programme (WFP) warns that the number could rise.

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Economic outlook for next two years sobering:ECOSOC report

The outlook for the global economy for next two years is sobering.

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Marburg haemorrhagic fever breaks out in Uganda

There has been an outbreak of the deadly Marburg haemorrhagic fever which has killed five people in south-Western Uganda.

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Dairy cooperatives help support and stabilize rural Afghan villages

As Afghanistan prepares to assume responsibility for its national security following the departure of foreign forces in 2014, an unexpected form of peace-building is taking root in some of the country’s rural villages.

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A call for women’s leadership in disaster risk reduction

In many parts of the world women are responsible for securing food and water.

With disasters on the rise, the UN Office for Disaster Reduction believes they can play a key role in another important area: helping communities plan for these events.

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UN’s coordinator for Syrian refugees mobilizes support in Gulf region

As the crisis continues in Syria, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Syrian refugees has started a tour of the Gulf region.

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A woman explores the potential for healing in the midst of conflict

One Day After Peace is a film by Robi Damelin, an Israeli mother whose son was shot and killed some 10 years ago by a Palestinian sniper at a military checkpoint in the West Bank.

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