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The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new guidelines on global care standards throughout labor and immediately after childbirth aimed at reducing the use of needless and potentially harmful routine clinical and medical interventions. “We want women to give birth in a safe environment with skilled birth attendants…

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Amid a global rise in hunger and poverty on back of the impacts of climate change and conflict, the United Nations rural development agency today announced an ambitious target to generate resources to fund loans and grants to enable millions in developing countries strengthen their food security and livelihoods. The…

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About a quarter of all Iraqi children are living in poverty, and in the wake of more than four years of violence, families are being pushed to “extreme measures” in order to survive, said the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), as a major conference on…

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Ongoing conflicts and climate-related shocks have left millions of people on the brink of starvation, the United Nations agriculture agency warned on Thursday as it launched a $1.06 billion appeal to save lives and livelihoods, and tackle acute hunger in 26 countries. “The reality is that while the lives of…

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Speaking a day ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, the United Nations youth envoy people underscored that the ghastly practice is an aversion to the human rights of millions and keeps them from achieving their full potential. “This is not acceptable and this is…

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Facing an acute funding shortage, the United Nations agency for Palestine refugees is seeking more than $800 million for its emergency programs for Syria and the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The appeal would enable the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to “continue…

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Improved security and unimpeded humanitarian access in Myanmar are essential before Rohingya children can be returned from Bangladesh, a senior official of the United Nations children’s agency has said. “Some 58 percent of the refugees are children, many of whom are still traumatized by their experiences of violence,” said UNICEF…

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New York: Migration is an expanding global reality” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres maintains in his report released on Friday. “The time for debating the need for cooperation in this field is past”, and “managing it is one of the most urgent and profound tests of international cooperation of our…

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While the eyes of the world are on Myanmar’s northern Rakhine and Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, more than 60,000 Rohingya children remain nearly forgotten, trapped in appalling camps in central Rakhine where the shelters teeter on stilts above garbage and excrement, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported Tuesday. “Partners have…

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