From the Field

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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UNICEF scales up efforts to assist children in Philippine’s hardest hit cities

UNICEF has been rapidly scaling up efforts in the Philippines to reach the most affected areas by establishing new field presences and mobilizing relief supplies to support destitute families.

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Deputy Head of Peacekeeping travelled to Afghanistan

Edmond Mulet, the Deputy Chief of UN Peacekeeping, travelled to Afghanistan recently to assess the future role of the United Nations mission in the country (UNAMA).

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Deaths in detention centres doubled in 2012 in the DRC

The number of deaths in detention centres in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) almost doubled from 56 in 2011 compared to 101 deaths recorded in 2012, according to a UN report.

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Islamic extremists violate human rights in northern Mali

Human rights abuses have become systematic in northern Mali where Islamic extremists have imposed a strict interpretation of Sharia law.

That’s what a senior United Nations human rights official who has just concluded a four-day visit to the country told UN Radio on Wednesday.

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UN expert calls for greater inclusion of indigenous peoples in Namibia

Indigenous communities in Namibia are demanding greater inclusion in decision-making at all levels, according to the United Nations independent expert on the rights of indigenous people.

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