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Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia is one of the most polluted cities in the world.
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‘The air that keeps us alive is making us sick’, warn UN experts on Clean Air Day

International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies, marked on 7 September, takes place in a world where almost all the air we breathe is polluted, and some seven million people die from air pollution every year. Ahead of the Day, UN News spoke to two experts about the scale of the problem, and the solutions that already exist.

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News in Brief 6 September 2022

  • “Unprecedented numbers” of children face the threat of famine in Somalia, warns UNICEF
  • UNHCR rushes aid by air and road following Pakistan floods
  • Air pollution knows no borders, so nations must work together: UN Secretary-General