From the Field

FROM THE FIELD: Weaving profits in Azerbaijan

Artisans in Azerbaijan who practice the traditional art of carpet making are being provided with new business opportunities thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

FROM THE FIELD: Rohingya babies conceived out of 'incomprehensible brutality'

A photojournalist has been talking of the “incomprehensible brutality” described to him by Rohingya refugees who are carrying babies after being raped.

FROM THE FIELD: Finding refuge in the ‘beautiful game’

Teenage refugees from East Africa have discovered that participating in the ‘beautiful game’ as football is often referred to, can level the playing field and help them to integrate into new homes and new cultures.

FROM THE FIELD: Rehabilitating lives in Tanzania

A 15-year old girl from the East African country, Tanzania, says an operation to correct a facial disability means that she can “look forward to a future when I am not laughed at.”

FROM THE FIELD: Plastic pollution choking world’s oceans

An underwater photographer’s chance encounter with a starving turtle led to a personal “awakening” about the dangers discarded plastic poses to sea life in the world’s oceans.

Women UN Police help instill safety at camps for South Sudan displaced

South Sudanese citizens who have been displaced to UN protection camps as a result of conflict say they feel safer when those camps are searched for weapons and other prohibited items.

When the search is conducted by women, there’s a higher sense of trust, confidence and security.

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UN camp residents in South Sudan “feel safer” after weapons searches

South Sudanese citizens who have been displaced to UN protection camps as a result of conflict in the country say they feel safer when those camps are searched for weapons and other prohibited items.

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UN peacekeepers boost confidence in South Sudan refugee settlements

Peacekeepers from the UN Mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, are helping to provide a much needed sense of security to displaced people in a small town in the north of the country.

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Gymnastics helps girls from South Sudan heal from war-related trauma

Schoolgirls from South Sudan are learning gymnastics to help them release stress and heal from war-related trauma, according to the UN Mission in the country, UNMISS.

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UN-backed fish farm project unites Ugandans and refugees

The number of people who have fled their homes due to conflict, persecution and instability hit a record high of 65.6 million in 2016, according to the latest data from the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

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