UN award winner tackles clean energy and cholera in Yemen

A young engineer from Yemen hopes his UN prize-winning project to convert food waste into “green” energy will help reduce the staggering rate of cholera in his country.

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News in Brief 10 November 2017 (AM)

Yemen blockade could set back gains against cholera

The air and sea blockade on Yemen has “severely hampered” humanitarian operations in the war-torn country and set back efforts to overcome the nationwide cholera epidemic, the UN said on Friday.

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News in Brief 13 October 2017 (PM)

Yemen cholera cases top 820,000

The number of suspected cases of cholera in Yemen is now over 820,000, the United Nations said on Friday.

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UN Daily News Programme 13 October 2017

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn.

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News in Brief 06 October 2017 (AM)

2,000 Rohingya refugees still crossing into Bangladesh each day: IOM

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New strategy aims to reduce cholera deaths by 90%

A new strategy launched on Tuesday aims to reduce the number of deaths due to cholera worldwide by as much as 90 per cent by 2030.

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UN and partners aim to slash 90 per cent of cholera deaths by 2030

A taskforce of United Nations and international partner agencies is gearing up to launch an ambitious new strategy to combat cholera – aiming to reduce deaths by 90 per cent by 2030, the UN health agency announced today.

IOM chief pleads for humanitarian access to save lives in Yemen

The head of the UN migration agency, IOM, was in Yemen on Monday to stress the need for immediate humanitarian access in order to save millions of lives.

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News in Brief 19 September 2017 - Geneva (AM)

No let-up in misery of Myanmar refugees sheltering in Bangladesh

Efforts are under way to prevent the humanitarian crisis involving Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh from turning into a disaster, the UN said on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 18 August 2017 (PM)

UN relief chief laments lack of progress in Yemen

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