News in Brief 14 September 2017 (AM)

UNICEF delivers supplies to Rohingya children in Bangladesh

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News in Brief 23 June 2017 (PM)

More than US$350 million pledged for Uganda refugee efforts

The Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees has concluded with more than US$350 million pledged to help the country deal with its fast-growing refugee emergency.

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One in four children in North Africa, Middle East live in poverty – UNICEF study

Poverty continues to impact the lives of Middle Eastern and Northern African children, according to new analysis from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), which highlights that millions of the region’s young people live without quality health care or decent housing.

News in Brief 15 May 2017 (AM)

Poverty impacting 25% of children in Middle East and North Africa

Poverty is continuing to impact at least 29 million children across the Middle East and North Africa, or one in four children in the region.

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Amid global paradox, solutions that unify economic and social progress needed – UN labour chief

Highlighting that many around the world are left out from being able to benefit from global prosperity dividends and that even flourishing societies are seeing inequalities widen, the head of the United Nations labour agency today called for solutions that can bring economic growth combined with social progress.

Journalists should “use their power” to help eradicate poverty

Journalists need to have more understanding of the complexities of poverty and the best way to do this is to talk to those affected by it.

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"Strong link" between disability and poverty, says UN rights expert

At least 125 million people with disabilities are living in “extreme poverty” worldwide, according to a United Nations disability rights expert.

Ms Catalina Devandas Aguilar is the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities.

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News in Brief 27 January 2017 (PM)

Conference supports women’s peace efforts in Libya

Peace cannot be achieved in Libya without the active participation of women.

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“Devastation and suffering” in Syria “defies comprehension”: O’Brien

The levels of devastation and suffering witnessed in Syria in 2016, defy comprehension, according to the head of the UN’s humanitarian aid coordination agency, OCHA.

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UN Gender Focus: trafficked women, girls’ rights in Tanzania and female farmers

“Blood money” of trafficked women now “lifeblood” sustaining terrorists

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