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Rohingya Refugee Crisis

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 ...

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From Homs to Home

United Nations - Hussam Al Rustum, his wife Suha, and their two children left the city of Homs, Syria to escape the violence after the war started in 2011. From one refugee camp to another, between Syria and Jordan, t...

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Mexico: Safe City for Women

United Nations - 77% of women in the city use public transport daily. 8 out of 10 women do not report after having been assaulted in public spaces. UN Women’s flagship programme, Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for...

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Yemen’s Uncertain Future

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...

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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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Families flee from Boko Haram

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...

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Republic of the Congo: A garden for hope

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...

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Kenya : Securing the Future

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...

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Gaza: Children at risk

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...

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Nicaragua: Acting against violence

United Nations - The sad truth about violence against women is that it’s not just the emotional and physical suffering that destroys lives. The ability of millions of women around the world to participate as equals in...

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Thailand: Fighting Domestic Violence

United Nations - Domestic violence is a tragic feature of millions of womens' lives. But in Thailand, new efforts are underway to better protect women from violence at the hands of their partners. We follow the story ...

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Liberia: Peace Huts

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 ...