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Indigenous can play critical role in the fight against hunger

Indigenous peoples can play a critical role in the fight against hunger, according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Women’s entrepreneurship lights up rural Pakistan

Women in 250 villages in Pakistan provide literally the light of their communities.

They have been trained to operate solar lanterns which they then rent to their neighbours, thus allowing the women to earn an income while providing a much-needed service.

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“Climate of paranoia” fuels persecution in the name of religion

A political vacuum leading to a “climate of paranoia” helps encourage religious persecution and violence.

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Europe can’t leave refugees to “fend for themselves”

Europe can’t be divided and leave refugees to fend for themselves in winter, said the president of the European Union on Sunday night.

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Peace talks on Yemen conflict soon to get underway

Negotiations aimed at ending the bloodshed in Yemen will soon get underway, aimed at restoring peace to the beleaguered country.

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People with albinism "fear attack from relatives"

A surge in attacks has been reported against people with albinism in several African countries in the run-up to national elections, a UN human rights expert has warned.

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Filipino indigenous communities brew coffee for peace

Coffee farming is helping indigenous people in the Philippines to protect the environment, preserve their ancestral lands and secure their financial future.

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Political dynamics in former Yugoslavia region “extremely complicated”

The political dynamics in the areas that once made up the former Yugoslavia remain “extremely complicated”.

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UNFPA working to protect the elderly from domestic violence in Belarus

Poverty has fallen dramatically in Belarus, but some groups remain vulnerable, particularly single-parent households, families with more than three children and the elderly.

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Bringing hope and prosperity to Afghan women

Rural women in Afghanistan’s Bamyan province are using a traditional craft to weave a brighter future for their families.

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