Funding boost for Sahel’s drought-stricken farmers and herders

A near $10 million aid boost has been given to the Sahel’s drought-stricken farmers and herders, thanks to Sweden, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced.

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Suffering of Yemen’s children “invisible" to the world: UNICEF

The suffering of millions of children across Yemen has become “invisible to the rest of the world” according to UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) representative in the war-ravaged country.

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“Immediate and flexible resources” needed for Yemen: WFP

“Immediate and flexible resources” are need to help nearly 19 million people in Yemen, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).

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News in Brief 10 April 2017 (PM)

Security Council condemns “barbaric and cowardly” terrorist attack in Sweden

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News in Brief 7 April 2017 (PM)

‘Violent attack’ in Stockholm condemned by the UN chief

The UN has strongly condemned the “violent attack” that took place in the Swedish capital of Stockholm on Friday.

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Dag Hammarskjöld led life of ‘duty and humanism’ says biographer

“If there is a conflict, leave it to Dag” became a popular phrase in the 1950s when the late Dag Hammarskjöld was Secretary-General of the UN.

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News in Brief 30 March 2017 (PM)

FAO deal promotes sustainable rice production

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Increased competition for water resources may lead to conflict

An increase in competition for global water resources may lead to more conflict, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned.

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Countries encouraged to see link between diet and sustainability

Although more people than ever before now understand that healthy eating is beneficial, few governments have made the connection between good nutrition and environmental sustainability.

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