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A New Vision for Russia

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If you can't get on a train or enter a building because you are disabled it isn't just an inconvenience -- it's a denial of a human right. Today we meet two activists in Moscow whose own disabilities have made them al...

A New Vision for Russia (long version)

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If you can't get on a train or enter a building because you are disabled it isn't just an inconvenience -- it's a denial of a human right. Today we meet two activists in Moscow whose own disabilities have made them al...

Bangladesh: Climate Change Threatens Livelihood

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Climate change continues to threaten food security in Bangladesh, one of the poorest countries in the world, where rising sea levels and seasonal storms worry farmers. Those living along the country's southern coast ...

Energy for the Pamir Mountains

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Inhabitants of Tajikistan's Pamir Mountains are pressured to overuse a highland shrub for firewood as imported fuel becomes too costly. A UN initiative is helping provide alternative energy sources and revive the sust...

Guinea: Ebola Virus Claims Lives

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United Nations - A deadly outbreak of the Ebola virus has surfaced in the West African nation of Guinea, with tens of other cases reported in neighbouring countries. Originating in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of...

Haiti: Wooden Soldiers for Sale

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In Haiti, craftsmen are sculpting wooden UN soldiers at the Brazilian Military base. Located opposite MINUSTAH Headquarters, the place has been turned into a market selling perfectly handcrafted blue helmet soldiers. ...

India: Managing Menstrual Hygiene

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United Nations - Young girls in India are struggling to get an education due to the lack of facilities and understanding about their monthly menstruation. Combined with a social stigma that has been handed down for ge...

Ivoirian Refugees in Guinea

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As the international community focuses on ways to put an end to the raging violence in Cote d'Ivoire, those fleeing the conflict are suffering in neighbouring countries. More than 4,000 Ivorian refugees who escaped to...

Liberia: Peace Huts

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Sexual violence against women in post civil war Liberia is a severe social problem. A group of women in the country's rural area has now built up a "peace hut", in an effort to stop sexual violence and secure justice ...

Republic of Congo: The Fight Against Cholera

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In response to the recent Cholera outbreak, the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, and the World Health Organization, WHO, with financing from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund, launched a series...

Roma: Breaking the Poverty Cycle

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The Roma, traditionally known as Gypsies around the world, have endured a life of exclusion and poverty. According to the UN Population Fund, UNFPA, ensuring access to sexual reproductive healthcare for Roma families...

Saving Noor: Women’s Rights in Iraq

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Iraq's elections have helped move it towards democracy, but the on-going violence, extremism and chaos still threaten the nation's most vulnerable citizens: women and children. Amid this turmoil, many courageous Iraqi...