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The United Nations migration agency and its partners are supporting Bangladesh in coordinating assistance for the influx of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees, including with clean water and sanitation, shelter, food and psychosocial care for the most vulnerable. “The world has rarely witnessed a refugee crisis of such speed,…

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Food security for all requires tackling climate change and ending conflicts, His Holiness, Pope Francis, stressed Monday (Tuesday in Manila) at an official ceremony for World Food Day held at the Rome headquarters of the United Nations agriculture agency. “It is clear that wars and climatic change are a cause…

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Civil and political rights in Cambodia are “under threat” as the main opposition party is being dissolved in the parliament, a United Nations human rights expert warned Thursday, also voicing concern that the dissolution may affect upcoming elections in the country. “For Cambodians to engage in open and serious political…

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The flow of desperate Rohingya fleeing across the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh is unprecedented in terms of volume and speed, United Nations humanitarian agencies said today, amid calls for international support for the emergency response. About 370,000 people have crossed the Bangladeshi border in the last two and a…

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is closely following recent developments in Venezuela, his spokesperson told reporters Monday. “In this critical moment for the future of the country, he urges all Venezuelans to make all possible efforts to lower tensions and engage in political negotiations,” underscored Stéphane Dujarric.The Secretary-General and other…

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Only about half of all countries have a cybersecurity strategy or are in the process of developing one, the United Nations telecommunications agency today reported, urging more countries to consider national policies to protect against cybercrime. Releasing its second Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI), the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) said about…

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A spate of recent terrorist attacks has driven an increase in security measures and exacerbated hate speech, a United Nations human rights expert warned today, calling for States to do more to meet the challenge of countering terrorism without fuelling racism and xenophobia. “After recent terrorist attacks, I have witnessed…

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