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Fighting Locust Crisis in East Africa


The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is working with partners to protect crops and livelihoods in East Africa, amid the region’s biggest locust outbreak in decades. Millions of vulnerable people now brace fo...

Mosul: The Road to Recovery


Three years of occupation by ISIL and a protracted military intervention to retake the area have left the once-thriving Old City of Mosul in northern Iraq devastated by conflict and explosive contamination. The Old Ci...

DR Congo: How to Beat Ebola


In the struggle against the Ebola virus in North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a wide array of specialists and volunteers ensure that Ebola patients get the care and information they need as well as t...

Uganda: Securing Land Tenure for Rural Households


Uganda has a population of 40 million people, over 75% of whom live in rural areas. Over 80% of the rural populations live on customary land, most of which is undocumented and unmapped. UN-Habitat worked with the Ugan...

Zambian Female Peacekeepers in the Central African Republic


The Female Engagement Team (FET), introduced by the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), aims to bridge the gaps that exist in restoring peace for...