Women, children, population

Anne Frank’s childhood friend says world still hasn’t learned about genocide

A Holocaust survivor and former playmate of one of history’s most tragic figures has a message for the world about genocide: “We haven’t really learned.”

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News in Brief 29 January 2018

Accessing food in war zones, continuing to “deteriorate”

The ability to find food in the world’s war zones continues to “deteriorate”, meaning that humanitarian efforts are “extremely critical”.

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Lives at risk “every minute that passes” in besieged Eastern Ghouta

Close to 400,000 civilians continue to be in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in Syria’s besieged Eastern Ghouta, said the UN on Monday.

Fighting has intensified and humanitarian agencies have not been able to provide lifesaving food or medical supplies, since 28th of November.

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Largest Nigeria yellow fever vaccination campaign ever

The Nigerian government launched a mass vaccination campaign in alliance with the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday, to immunize more than 25 million people before the end of this year.

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Cross-cutting efforts to build up security across Somalia

Al Shabbab terrorists continue to undermine security across Somalia as the government tries to build up its institutions and make the country more economically self-sufficient.

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Looking forward to feminism’s future: “Step it Up” to Planet 50/50

2017 was a watershed year for women and women’s rights around the world.

From the Global Women’s March last January, to the #MeToo movement, women around the world stood up and demanded their right to be heard.

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120 children need urgent medical evacuation from East Ghouta

Around 120 critically-ill children trapped in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta, in Syria, are in urgent need of evacuation, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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Tea and empathy: ZamZam Yusuf shares her refugee experience

Somali refugee ZamZam Yusuf has a message for any neighbours who think she doesn’t have the right to call Leicester, in the English Midlands, home.

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IOM calls on Social Media to "help explain the dangers" of migration

Social media companies, in particular Facebook, need to do more to "help explain the dangers" of embarking on migrant journeys in search of a better life.

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News in Brief 05 January 2018

UN allocates $50m in emergency humanitarian funding for Yemen

The UN relief chief announced the biggest-ever allocation of emergency funds to war-torn Yemen on Friday, to help deal with the country’s worsening humanitarian crisis.

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