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Ocean Conference: Trinidad village protects leatherback turtles

An environmental group based in Trinidad and Tobago that has received UN support has become a model for marine conservation in the Caribbean.

Since 1990, Nature Seekers has helped turn the tide on the slaughter of leatherback turtles, the biggest turtles on Earth.

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Women “more vulnerable” to disaster impact, with exceptions

Women continue to be “more vulnerable” to the impacts of disaster, but in some countries its men who are more of a concern.

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#RememberSlavery: African rhythms permeate Cuban music

More than 15 million African men, women and children were brought to the New World due to the transatlantic slave trade, which the UN has described as one of the darkest chapters in human history.

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News in Brief 10 March 2017 (PM)

UNHCR assisting thousands of newly displaced in Yemen

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News in Brief 5 January 2017 (AM)

Climate change threatening coral reefs

One of the planet’s most important ecosystems, coral reefs, is under threat from climate change.

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UN blue helmets support humanitarian aid delivery in Haiti

Peacekeepers from the UN mission in Haiti, MINUSTAH, are supporting efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to scores of people affected by Hurricane Matthew.

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“Total destruction” of communities in Haiti following hurricane

Some communities in the south of Haiti have been totally destroyed as a result of the hurricane which swept over the Caribbean nation on Tuesday; that’s according to the UN humanitarian office, OCHA.

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Financing SDGs a major concern for Caribbean Community

Ensuring financing so that they can meet the Sustainable Development Goals (

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Radio drama in Haiti takes on disaster risk

Information is power in today’s world and even more so when working to reduce the risk of disasters, according to the UN Office for Disaster-Risk Reduction UNISDR.

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“Massive” investment in health care needed to fight cholera in Haiti

There is a need for a “huge and massive” investment in the health care system in Haiti to address the challenges faced by aid workers in fighting cholera.

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