General News

South Sudan gets its first group of fingerprint experts

The capacity of the police to fight crime in South Sudan has been enhanced with the graduation of the first group of trainees in fingerprinting.

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UN sends aid to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

Food aid, medical equipment and emergency health kits, are just some of the relief items coming in for the people affected by the deadly Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

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Philippines: Getting food, clean water to affected families is a priority

The situation in the Philippines is being described as “devastating” and “shocking” by top World Food Programme (WFP) officials on the ground.

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WHO and UNICEF lead polio immunization campaign in Syria and Middle East

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UN supports Philippines government to assess damage caused by a powerful typhoon

The United Nations and its partners in the Philippines are supporting the Government in assessing the damage that is being caused by what has been described as a monster typhoon.

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Human Rights chief fears CAR could face new conflict

The UN Human Rights office is warning of the potential for new conflict in the Central African Republic, where a rebel coalition known as Séléka seized power in March of this year.

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Money transfer companies in Somalia: a lifeline for regular people and NGOs

Remittances sent by relatives and friends abroad are a lifeline for millions of people in Somalia.

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FAO report predicts less volatility in food commodity prices

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) expects there will be less volatility in the price of commodities such as wheat and rice.

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Scientists and UNICEF bring clean water to Bangladesh villagers

For most of the year, the water in Bangladesh is undrinkable or even suitable for crops, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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Amount of greenhouse gases in atmosphere at record high in 2012: UN weather agency

The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2012, according to the United Nations weather agency.

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