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$300 million needed to help Gaza and West Bank

Palestinian refugees in Gaza and the West Bank continue to depend on outside help to survive.

The UN Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) has appealed for just over $300 million to continue its projects in the territories.

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Africa defies global downward economic trend

Africa’s economy continues to grow strongly defying the global trend according to a United Nations economic report.

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Breaking the silence around violence against women

Breaking the silence surrounding the issue of violence against women has been one of the greatest achievements of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women.

That’s according to the President of the grant-making body, Meryem Aslan.

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Women in Azerbaijan defend property rights

Women’s groups in Azerbaijan are fighting back against property developers who are being accused of forcing women out of their homes.

Many residential properties have been declared too dirty or too old to live in, but many women say they are being driven out against their will.

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Algeria chairs bloc of developing countries and China

As the new chair of the Group of 77 and China, Algeria has vowed to combine efforts with developed countries to resolve the financial crisis.

The G 77 is a bloc of developing countries including China, whose goal is to advance their economic well-being.

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Job creation in Haiti key to development

The creation of jobs in Haiti is being seen as a key element in the recovery of the Caribbean island, two years after it was devastated by an earthquake.

Over 200,000 people were killed when the earthquake struck on January 12th 2010.

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China reports bird flu death

China has reported that a man has died after contracting bird flu also known as the H5N1 virus.

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Mexican women fight exploitation

A growing number of women are facing exploitation on the streets of Mexico City one of the world’s largest cities that’s according to organizations in the Central American country that are working to protect women from prostitution and homelessness.  More and more young people, especially women,

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Japan: Booming flower industry

In many parts of the world, flower growers struggle to make a living, but in Japan the industry is well literally blooming. One farmer’s collective in northern Japan has discovered new and creative ways to prosper and their ingenuity is fast becoming a model for growers worldwide.

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Dignity and determination of women to overcome abuses: Ban

Women around the world are acting with dignity and determination to overcome the abuses that they frequently face.

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