From the Field

Papua New Guinea faces up to “resource curse”

Papua New Guinea is facing up to the challenge of a so-called “resource curse” as it focuses on boosting the well-being of its citizens according to the United Nations’ senior representative in the country.

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Upsurge in tribal clashes "great challenge" for Darfur peacekeepers

An upsurge in inter-tribal clashes has been a great challenge for peacekeepers in Darfur since January this year, according to its new deputy-envoy.

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Town of Amirli in northern Iraq remains under siege: OCHA official

The town of Amirli has been under siege by armed groups affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) for some weeks, according to a senior humanitarian official in the country.

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Growing numbers of CAR refugee children severely malnourished

UNICEF says that it is concerned by a growing number of refugee children with severe acute malnutrition from the Central African Republic (CAR) in neighbouring countries, such as Cameroun.

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Reconciliation process progressing ahead of elections in Côte d'Ivoire

The reconciliation process in Côte d'Ivoire is progressing ahead of presidential elections which are due to be held next year, according to the top UN envoy in the country.

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African Union-UN mission in Darfur to revise its strategic focus

The joint African Union-United Nations mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is revising its strategic focus, according to its head and Special Representative of the Secretary-General in the region.

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Women’s equal rights means everyone wins: UN Women official

The number of women who die in childbirth or pregnancy is still unacceptably high in Tanzania.

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Women should play bigger role in South Sudan peace process

Women should be playing a more central role in the process to bring peace to South Sudan according to the Executive Director of UN Women.

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