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News in Brief 26 April 2022

  • Ukraine war: UN chief arrives for talks in Moscow as ‘messenger of peace’

  • Healthcare attacks continue in Ukraine amid growing needs

  • Sand is not an infinite resource, countries’ development is at stake: UNEP

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News in Brief 12 April 2022

  • Famine alert across Somalia and South Sudan

  • Ukraine: healthcare attacks continue as battleground moves east

  • Top rights panel urges solutions for Cyprus missing persons tragedy

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New UNDP initiative shows Afghan people they ‘have not been forgotten’ 

In the past few weeks, the UN Development Programme (UNDP), under an agreement with the Global Fund, has quietly extended a lifeline to Afghanistan’s health system and all the families that depend on it, providing $15 million to avoid the collapse of the entire sector. 

Over 23,000 health workers, in nearly 2,200 health facilities across 31 provinces, have received wages since the scheme got underway. UNDP has also paid for medicines and health supplies.