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Haiti: UNFPA privides care for women after the earthquake

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United Nations, New York, 7 December, 2010 - Haiti is still in dire need of help after January's massive earthquake. Among the organizations taking part in humanitarian and reconstruction efforts, the United Nations ...

Rohingya Refugee Crisis

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More than 640,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh since August 2017, driven by violence and human rights abuses. The vast majority of the refugees are women and children. UN humanitarian agencies are working ...

Mali – A Quest for Safety

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United Nations - A rebel group takes over your town - and then threatens to recruit your children. This is what happened to the inhabitants of Timbuktu in northern Mali. We follow the story of one man who fled with h...

Mozambique: Recovering from Two Cyclones

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After the devastation caused by the two cyclones that hit Mozambique in the spring of 2019, the United Nations humanitarian aid agencies and their partners have assisted more than two million people in restoring peace...

Honouring Peacekeepers

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United Nations - As peacekeeping has evolved to encompass a broader humanitarian approach, women have become increasingly part of the peacekeeping family. From the first deployment of all-female peacekeepers in Liberi...

Nepal: Thousands affected by Earthquake

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United Nations - In April 2015, a devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in Southern Asia. Several UN agencies, including the World Food Programme and UNICEF, are on the ground to rapidly provide assistance...

Refugees in Japan

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United Nations - Out of thousands of people who sought asylum in Japan, 28 people were granted refugee status in 2016. A further 97 people, though not recognized as refugees, were approved to stay in Japan on humanita...

South Sudan: The fight against cholera

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United Nations - Cholera is one of the oldest known diseases, responsible for millions of fatalities worldwide. Now its emergence in South Sudan due to overcrowded camps amid ongoing conflicts and the onset of the rai...

Year in Review 2014 (UN in Action)

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United Nations - From the ongoing situation in Syria and Ukraine to the global effort to address the Ebola crisis and more, Year in Review 2014 will recap the events which captured the international headlines and thos...

Pakistan: Internally displaced struggle in makeshift camps

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United Nations - Many Pakistanis are fleeing their homes to escape military strikes. Thousands seek shelter in schools, which lack basic necessities leading to high risks of illnesses. UNICEF and the World Health Or...

Iraqis seek shelter at border camp

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United Nations - A once empty Syrian border transit point has rapidly become home to more than 11,000 Iraqis. Now named the Badjet Kandela camp, UNHCR is reconfiguring the site and offering aid to meet the needs of ...

Turkey: Honeymoon After the Earthquake

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United Nations, New York, February 2012 - Tansu and Erdal's wedding ceremony was violently interrupted by a 7.2 magnitude quake in November 2011. The newlyweds, along with tens of thousands of others, were left homele...