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News in Brief 18 August 2017 (PM)

UN relief chief laments lack of progress in Yemen

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Humanitarian aid a "fantastic investment," says UN relief chief

Providing humanitarian aid today to the world’s needy is a “fantastic investment” in the future.

That’s according to the UN relief chief, Stephen O’Brien, speaking ahead of World Humanitarian Day, marked each 19 August.

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UN Daily News Programme 17 August 2017

Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Jocelyne Sambira.

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News in Brief 17 August 2017 (AM)

UNICEF responding to Sierra Leone landslide tragedy

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You can do anything you set your mind to: Kenya youth delegate

Young people can do anything they set their mind to, a delegate from Kenya said during the 20th Session of the Youth Assembly at the United Nations.

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South Sudan refugees in Uganda pass one million mark: UNHCR

The number of people from South Sudan seeking refuge in Uganda has reached one million, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has warned.

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UN Gender Focus: Protecting LGBTI defenders in Honduras, justice in Afghanistan, and raising awareness of children in armed conflict

Experts call for more action to protect LGBTI defenders in Honduras

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News in Brief 16 August 2017 (PM)

UN mission concludes Colombia arms removal process

The process of extracting arms and scrap ammunition from rebel camps in Colombia has been completed, the UN mission in the country has reported.

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UN Daily News Programme 16 August 2017

Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Jocelyne Sambira.

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Only 1 in 5 women addicts seeks treatment, warns UN expert

Only one in five women addicts seeks treatment for drug abuse, the president of the International Narcotics Board (INCB) has warned.

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