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Ebola virus impacts children

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United Nations - The World Health Organization (WHO) warned of a growing risk of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable diseases in countries affected by Ebola. As health officials focused on containing the...

Families flee from Boko Haram

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United Nations - Attacks by Boko Haram have forced thousands of families to flee the violence in north-eastern Nigeria, seeking refuge in neighbouring Cameroon and Chad. Most have damaging memories of the carnage and...

Haiti: Caravan Zero Cholera

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"Caravan Zero Cholera", recently launched in Haiti, is a national plan which aims to inform the population on hygiene measures to prevent cholera. The effort, backed by UNICEF and Brazilian NGO "VivaRio", hopes to sto...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Kenya : Securing the Future

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United Nations - When water and food are scarce and violence a constant threat, the future looks bleak. But in the arid lands of northern Kenya, a new approach to building secure lives is starting to bear fruit. Progr...

Kenya: Improving lives

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United Nations - Nomadic or pastoralist families in Kenya struggle to survive without the very basic necessities. Living a life of poverty often leads to poor nutrition which ultimately affects health and education. ...

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...

Mali: A quest for safety

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United Nations - Thousands of people were displaced in Timbuktu, northern Mali when a rebel group moved in and took control of the town. When they threatened to recruit children into their army, families packed up the...

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...

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...