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Climate change threatens children’s survival and development: UNICEF

Although children are least responsible for climate change, they are the ones who will live with its consequences, the UN children’s fund (UNICEF) warns.

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Protecting Iraq’s minorities “part of our humanity” says genocide expert

Protecting Iraq’s “mosaic” of minorities is “part of our humanity”.

That’s according to Adama Dieng, the UN Special Adviser for the Prevention of Genocide, who has just returned from visiting those parts of Iraq where minorities are most at risk from violence, and even extinction.

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European restrictions leave refugees more vulnerable

A range of restrictions put in place by governments against movements of refugees and migrants from Greece through the Western Balkans and further northwards will put already vulnerable people at risk according to the United Nations.

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Final phase of measles vaccination campaign underway in Sudan

The last phase of a measles vaccination campaign is underway in Sudan following a deadly outbreak of the virus nearly a year ago.

More than 3,400 children have been infected with measles in Sudan since December 2014. More than 70 of those children have died.

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Targeted youth killings is “killing the future of Burundi”

Killing Burundi’s children is tantamount to “killing the future” of the central African country, a senior UN representative on genocide issues has warned.

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Warnings voiced that refugees may be targeted after Paris attacks

Refugees should not be turned into scapegoats following the terrorist attacks in Paris, France the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has urged.

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Climate change, poverty, terrorism taking toll on the Sahel

The combined effects of climate change, poverty and terrorism are taking a heavy toll on the Sahel.

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UN Darfur mission likely to continue due to large number of displaced

The large number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the Sudanese region of Darfur means that the UN mission there (UNAMID) is likely to continue.

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Resolve to “move ahead” in Liberia

Liberia is committed to moving ahead by assuming responsibility for security in the West African nation; that’s according to the UN’s most senior envoy in the country.

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Protecting people now critical for UN Police

Protecting people in some of the world’s most dangerous places is now a critical component of the work done by the UN Police, or UNPOL, the Security Council was tol

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