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WHO calls for safeguarding the neutrality of health facilities in Syria

Health facilities should be treated as neutral premises. That call comes from the World Health Organization.

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eWaste damaging environment in West Africa

One hundred million tons of so-called eWaste is damaging the natural environment in West Africa….that’s according to a report published by the UN’s environment agency, UNEP.

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Celebrating the dynamic relationship between people and forests

Forests cover one-quarter of the Earth’s land surface. They help preserve agricultural land, protect water resources and even stave off natural disasters.

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UN honours “Forest Heroes”

Eight people, including an oyster fisherman from Japan, two American school girls, and a married activist couple murdered in Brazil, have been recognized by the United Nations for their efforts to protect the world’s forests.

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Failure to end violence disastrous for Syrian people

The Syrian people are facing tremendous suffering as violence continues in their country while the international community is still unable to agree on how to respond to the crisis.

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Reporters work under death threats in Somalia

Somalia remains one of the most dangerous places in the world to work as a reporter.

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), at least 37 journalists have been killed in the line of duty in Somali since 1992.

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3.3 million South Sudanese in need of food aid

Up to 3.3 million people could need food aid in South Sudan according to the UN’s World Food Programme.

Poor rainfall and displacements caused by conflict have contributed to what’s been described as a crisis.

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Action urged to stop killing of civilians in Syria

In Syria, the assault on the city of Homs is continuing.

In response, the United Nations human rights chief is calling on the international community to intervene to stop the bloodshed.

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Brazil to wipe out extreme poverty by 2014

Authorities in Brazil have come up with a plan to lift 60 million Brazilians out of extreme poverty in two years time.

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American soldiers join UN mission in South Sudan

American troops have joined the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to help the new African nation stand on its own fe

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