News in Brief 17 July 2017 (PM)

UN “deeply concerned” for safety of civilians in Raqqa

The UN and the humanitarian community remain “deeply concerned” for the safety of people trapped in Raqqa city in Syria, the deputy UN spokesperson has said.

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Sustainable small business awards at UN “tremendously empowering”

Winning one of the prestigious UN-backed SEED awards, which highlight some of the most entrepreneurial and sustainable small businesses in Africa and beyond, is “tremendously empowering”.

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Mosul civilians need “confidence” their city will rise from the rubble

Following the final defeat of Daesh, or ISIL, extremists, the residents of Mosul need to have confidence that essential services can and will return to their shattered city.

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UNDP committed to supporting Libya during “difficult juncture”

Despite insecurity, a breakdown in the rule of law, and an all-around “difficult situation” in Libya, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) remains committed to its projects that support citizens, refugees and migrants.

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UNDP projects help build resilience of most vulnerable in Syria

Despite the ongoing conflict in Syria, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners reached more than two million people last year through projects that support livelihoods or business recovery in vulnerable commu

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Building up resilience of Yemeni families in “dire need”: UNDP

Yemenis continue to show “incredible resilience” despite the crippling war which has left around 20 million in need of aid.

That’s according to Auke Lootsma, Country Director in Yemen for the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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UNDP small grants fund marine projects in Trinidad & Tobago

Small funding investments in conservation groups in Trinidad and Tobago have made a big difference in protecting coastal areas and marine life in the country.

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UN Gender Focus: Yemen, indigenous women and disaster preparedness

Women and girls paying “heaviest price” in Yemen as famine looms: UNFPA

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News in brief 25 April - Geneva (AM)

Targeted killings based on ethnicity condemned in South Sudan

Concerns are growing over the ethnic nature of recent attacks on civilians in several South Sudanese towns amid reports of targeted killings and sexual violence.

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Women “more vulnerable” to disaster impact, with exceptions

Women continue to be “more vulnerable” to the impacts of disaster, but in some countries its men who are more of a concern.

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