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Virtual Reality: A New Lens On The Migrant Crisis

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United Nations - From living in a refugee tent to facing the Ebola epidemic, the United Nations is using virtual reality to raise awareness of humanitarian crises around the world. The aim is to create empathy and ins...

Ecuador: Hundreds Dead, Thousands Injured

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United Nations - On 16th April 2016, an earthquake registering 7.8 magnitude on the Richter scale struck the South American nation of Ecuador. Hundreds of people died, thousands remain unaccounted for, and hundreds ...

Heroes for Change: ‘Comics Uniting Nations’

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United Nations - The United Nations has delivered its message through comic strips for decades, and now the newly agreed upon Sustainable Development Goals call upon superheroes to spread the word once again. ‘Comics ...

Yemen’s Uncertain Future

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United Nations - Yemen has been consumed by violence since 2014 when warring factions began a fight for control of the country. Hundreds of civilians have been killed, thousands injured, and over a million displaced a...

Republic of the Congo: A garden for hope

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United Nations - After a vicious ten-year war which has left a devastated people, courageous women are now taking the lead to rebuild - from a vegetable farm to the whole country. UN in Action, Episode #1490 Script...

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...

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. ...

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...

Gaza: Children at risk

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United Nations - The Gaza Strip, located between Israel and Egypt, has been a recurring hotspot for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for years. With half of the population in Gaza being children, UNICEF reports that a...

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...

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...

Drought Claims Lives in Mali

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United Nations, New York, Jun 2012 - Recent drought and conflicts in the Sahel region of Mali have led to a food crisis, with many children at risk of malnutrition. UNICEF is mobilising food stocks across the country...