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Millions of Afghans need urgent humanitarian assistance, UN humanitarian chief says

Nearly half of the population in Afghanistan, 18 million people, are in need of humanitarian assistance. 14 million need food, 9 million need access to water, 600,000 have been internally displaced this year alone, an...

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In disaster-hit Haiti, UN Deputy Chief pledges aid

On a visit to earthquake-hit Haiti, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed pledged the UN’s continued commitment to help with life-saving support and long-term reconstruction. The 7.2 magnitude quak...

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Afghanistan: UN Presses Relief Effort

The UN is committed to stay and deliver in Afghanistan to help advance peace and human rights for all, that’s what top UN officials said this week (16-20 August 2021). They called on the international community to ext...

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Ralph Bunche: Hero for Justice

“This was one of my early experiences with the more subtle aspects of racial attitude,” says African-American hero and United Nations legend Dr. Ralph Bunche, recalling a time his grandmother spoke out against racism ...

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In Kosovo, a woman fights for the well-being of survivors

In our series of women leaders, we turn to Kosovo where Mirlinda Sada transforms the fate of survivors of conflict-related gender-based violence.  Her organization, Medica Gjakova, helps women to overcome stigmatizati...

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I Still Believe in NYC: Public Art against Anti-Asian Discrimination

Cases of discrimination, especially against Asian Americans and Pacific Islander (AAPI) New Yorkers, have increased during the COVID-19 crisis. In an effort to tackle anti-Asian bias and discrimination, the New York C...

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Brooklyn Restaurant Lights the Way for Refugees

In the New York borough of Brooklyn in the United States sits a little restaurant called Emma’s Torch. This is no ordinary restaurant. It is a beloved neighbourhood eatery, but also functions as a training centre for ...

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Portugal and the transatlantic slave trade from Africa to Europe

The experience of enslaved people from Africa has left an indelible mark on the history and culture of Portugal including Fado music. Starting in the 15th Century, Portugal helped drive the transatlantic slave trade f...

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Nepal: Returned Migrant Worker Starts a New Life

Basanti Tamang left her home in Nepal to work as a housemaid in Lebanon. When she returned home, she found that the earnings she sent home had all been spent, and faced negative attitudes from her family and community...

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UN chief hears from a mother working on the pandemic’s frontlines

“In life, things wouldn’t always go as you wanted to but you have to learn how to roll with the punches,” frontline worker Peaches Dinnoo tells United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in their one-on-one con...

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COVID-19 in Ghana: UN Chief speaks with health worker on the pandemic’s frontlines

In a heart-to-heart conversation, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres speaks with Scholastica Dery, a healthcare worker in Ghana on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic who herself got infected. She d...

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Young Filmmakers for Social Change – PLURAL+ 2020

PLURAL+ is a youth video festival organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). It encourages and empowers global youth to explore the issues...