General News

Malians to be commended for a peaceful election

Electoral kits being unloaded in Timbuktu, ahead of the 28 July 2013 presidential elections in Mali.

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A victim of gender based violence in Mali tells her story

Fighting between Government forces and rebels in the northern part of Mali, which started early last year, has caused insecurity, instability and a growing refugee crisis.

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UN mission helps to keep the peace in Liberia

For the past decade, the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has been supporting the country’s efforts to consolidate peace gains following civil war in the 1990s which killed more than 200,000 people.

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An act of kindness goes a long way

Save the Grace volunteers in Lebanon repackage excess food from restaurants for distribution to Syrian refugee families.

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UN maritime body lauds ‘Women at the Helm’ of the shipping industry

[Photo taken from WMO Facebook page][/caption]Although shipping has traditionally been a male-dominated industry, women increasingly are becoming more visible in the sector.

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Za’atri camp for Syrian refugees a year later

Children keep warm in the bitter cold at Za’atari refugee camp.

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Multiple issues cause an outbreak of violence in Darfur: UNAMID Chief

The conflict in Sudan's western region of Darfur is experiencing a resurgence in killings and displacements, despite the best efforts of the international community to find a lasting resolution.

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Malnourished children in northern Nigeria get community-based treatment

Nigeria’s rates of childhood stunting and wasting are among the highest in the world, particularly in the north where the country reaches into the Sahel region, according to the UN Children’s Agency (UNICEF).

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Framework hold hope for peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Four months ago, the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the region was signed, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told a meeting of the Security Council on Thursday.

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Arab Bedouins threatened with eviction and forcible displacement

The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) says an Israeli draft bill calling for the demolition of dozens of Bedouin villages in the Negev Desert is threatening the eviction and forcible displacement of over 35,000 Arab Bedouins.

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