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  1. Nigeria: crisis in northeast will worsen without urgent help, says OCHA

    - UN News

    UN humanitarians issued an alert on Tuesday over the deteriorating situation for millions of mainly women and children in northeast Nigeria who continue to be affected by protracted armed conflict, just as the country enters the lean season.

  2. Window of opportunity closing for South Sudan, on road to lasting peace

    - UN News

    With eight months remaining, the window of opportunity is closing for South Sudan to meet critical benchmarks required to complete its transition away from long-running civil conflict, the Special Representative for the country told the Security Council on Monday, pressing parties to the November 2018 peace deal, to implement their commitments in letter and spirit.

  3. Côte d'Ivoire welcomes families home, as refugee status formally ends

    - UN News

    The resolution of a civil conflict fuelled-displacement crisis in Côte d'Ivoire, that at its height forced more than 300,000 people to flee to neighbouring countries and beyond, is “a welcome bright spot amid a rising global trend of forced displacement”, said the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, on Monday.

  4. UN food agency announces further refugee ration cuts, in quest for #ZeroHunger

    - UN News

    The UN World Food Programme, WFP, said on Monday that it will have no choice but to make further food ration cuts soon for refugees.

  5. The Battle for Covid-19 Vaccines: the Rich Prevail Over the Poor

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 (IPS) - The 164-member World Trade Organization (WTO) has implicitly rubber-stamped a widely-condemned policy of “vaccine apartheid” which has discriminated the world’s poorer nations, mostly in Africa and Asia, depriving them of any wide-ranging intellectual property rights.

    As Max Lawson, Co-Chair of the People’s Vaccine Alliance and Head of Inequality Policy at Oxfam, said at the conclusion of the WTO’s ministerial meeting last week: “The conduct of rich countries at the WTO has been utterly shameful”.

  6. Mali: Latest attack against UN peacekeepers leaves Guinean 'blue helmet' dead

    - UN News

    The Secretary-General strongly condemned on Sunday, an attack in Kidal, a city in northern Mali, against a convoy of UN peacekeepers that claimed the life of a blue helmet.

  7. Building peace: Plotting a route towards democracy in The Gambia

    - UN News

    After two decades of dictatorship, The Gambia is on the road towards democracy and respect for human rights, The UN is working closely with the government on this journey, a process that involves facing up to the country’s violent past.

  8. Slave Markets Open 24/7: Refugee Babies, Boys, Girls, Women, Men

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Jun 17 (IPS) - In addition to slave selling and buying deals in public squares, as reported time ago in ‘liberated’ Libya, a widespread exploitation of men, women, and children has been carried out for years at refugee camps worldwide.

  9. Urgent support needed for 14,000 who fled following Burkina Faso massacre

    - UN News

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    In Burkina Faso, UN humanitarians on Friday appealed to the international community for help, after attacks by armed groups forced thousands to flee their homes in the east of the country.

  10. Countering Hate Speech Through Media: A Young Caribbean Woman's Perspective

    - Inter Press Service

    MONA, Jamaica, Jun 17 (IPS) - Hate speech is a phenomenon that can be defined as threatening speech or writing expressing prejudice towards a specific group, primarily based on race, religion, or sexual orientation.

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