Tag: Civil War

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Colombia: Rebuilding A War-Torn Community

United Nations - The Colombian government, together with UNOPS, the United Nations Office for Project Services, has embarked on an ambitious project to improve homes in El Salado in Northern Colombia. In 2000, this vi...

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Yemen: Silent Pain

United Nations - Civil war rages on in Yemen, with a catastrophic impact on civilians. For Najeeb and his family, daily life is its own battle for survival amid air strikes and gunfire. His wife Fatima and her four-mo...

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Portugal: Syrian Student Gets A Second Chance

United Nations - Six years after civil war broke out in Syria, young students were forced to complete their university education elsewhere. Students like Alaa reached out to the Global Platform for Syrian students, a ...

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Millions of Syrian Refugess Displaced in Europe

United Nations - Thousands of displaced Syrians have fled neighbouring countries for Europe as the four year long civil war continues. Overwhelmed by the steady flow of refugees, European nations have secured their b...

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Descendants of slaves: Ancestral land

United Nations - The United Nations has declared an International Decade for Persons of African Descent. Launched in January, the decade focuses on protecting the rights of people of African heritage, recognizing thei...

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Jordan: Syria’s refugees meet Mama Munira

United Nations - Over the past three years, Syria's civil war has left more then 130,000 dead and forced millions to flee to neighboring countries like Jordan. In the midst of this catastrophe, one extraordinary woman...

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Sierra Leone — Democracy at the crossroads

United Nations, 21 January 2014 - For some, democracy is nothing more than a lofty ideal... difficult to achieve and even more challenging to maintain. But after a decade of civil war in Sierra Leone, there is NO oth...

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Democratic Republic of the Congo: DRC’s “Child Witches”

Children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the DRC have had their share of dangers: the country's civil war has killed millions of people, left a nation traumatized and families struggling in poverty. But in re...

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Sudan’s Oldest Voter

In Sudan, the people have spoken- voting in January's Independence Referendum for the country to be separated. One proud centenarian waited longer than anyone else to cast her vote. Transcript (pdf): http://www.u...

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Bosnia: Healing the Wounds of War

The war in Bosnia-Herzegovina may have ended fifteen years ago, but for so many of the nation's women, the legacy of wartime rape lives on. UNIA Programme # 1274 Transcript (pdf): http://www.un.org/webcast/pdf...

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UN helps ensure voluntary return of IDPs in eastern Sri Lanka

United Nations, January 2009 - Thousands of people have fled the civil war in Sri Lanka since the beginning of hostilities. A former battle zone in Eastern Sri Lanka is once again under government control. United Nati...

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Burundi: Ex-combatants face poverty

United Nations, January 2009 - Burundians struggle to get back on their feet after a 13-year long civil war that divided Hutus and Tutsis, the two main ethnic groups. Now the United Nations Population Fund is suppor...