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Report finds millions still lack access to essential health services

At least 400 million people worldwide lack access to essential health services such as antenatal care, child immunization and treatment for diseases like tuberculosis.

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Nobel laureate calls for end to child labour

Forcing children to work and denying them an education are tantamount to violence, Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi said Friday.

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ILO conference provides “unique opportunity” to address child labour

Worldwide, more than 120 million children under the age of 14 are involved in child labour.

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US$100bn needed to ensure climate talks succeed

Key climate change talks in Paris are bound to fail unless US$100 billion is found to make an agreement happen, President Francois Hollande of France said Friday.

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Satellites as tools to fight climate change

Experts have been discussing how satellites are important tools to monitor the effects of climate change on the planet.

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Half a million refugees to receive less food in Kenya

Half a million refugees in two locations in Kenya are to have their food rations cut by almost a third, the World Food Programme, WFP, has announced.

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Lack of basic services driving South Sudanese to UN base

A lack of basic services as well as continued fighting is driving thousands of people to a United Nations base in the north of the South Sudan, according to the UN mission in the country, UNMISS.

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Women with disabilities face many layers of discrimination

Women with disabilities face higher levels of poverty, violence, forced sterilization and exclusion from schools than other people, according to the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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People with disabilities in Syria need the world’s attention

The global community needs to think about how it will support people who have become disabled due to the Syrian conflict.

That’s according to Chavia Ali, the chairperson of a non-profit organization called the Cultural Forum for People with Special Needs in the Syrian Arab Republic,.

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Ghana ritual slavery abuse “unchallenged”

Child rights experts say a traditional form of ritual abuse of minors continues in Ghana despite a years-old pledge by authorities to tackle the problem.

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