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UNITED NATIONS: Ban urges greater investment to tackle global epidemic of youth unemployment

By at June 18, 2014 | 6:17 pm

UNITED NATIONS: Ban urges greater investment to tackle global epidemic of youth unemployment

(United Nations) At a time when the international community is struggling to generate more jobs, especially for young people, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged Governments to invest more in youth employment initiatives and promote decent work for all. “I believe employment and decent work, particularly for young people, are the backbone of more...

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UNHCR: Chief calls for empowerment of women in a world in crisis

By at June 17, 2014 | 6:09 am

UNHCR: Chief calls for empowerment of women in a world in crisis

(UNHCR) UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Tuesday told hundreds of aid workers in Geneva that the empowerment of women was vital to better resolve a multitude of problems facing the world, including multiple conflicts and gross human rights abuses. "The key question for the world to be able to become more peaceful, to be more effective, with more more...

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UNITED NATIONS: As crises grow, UN humanitarian chief cites need for funding, access to ensure aid delivery

By at June 16, 2014 | 6:09 pm

UNITED NATIONS: As crises grow, UN humanitarian chief cites need for funding, access to ensure aid delivery

(United Nations) As the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance worldwide continues to grow, the top United Nations relief official today urged the international community to provide the requisite funding and access needed to enable aid workers to do their jobs effectively. “There is no let-up in the number of humanitarian crises that need our attention, more...

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ALERTNET: Quarter of Somalis Still Rely on Aid Despite Weakening of Shabaab

By at May 2, 2013 | 1:15 pm

ALERTNET: Quarter of Somalis Still Rely on Aid Despite Weakening of Shabaab

(AlertNet) - About a quarter of Somalia's population still need aid to keep them from starvation and rebuild their livelihoods, even though much of the country has been stabilized by a campaign to drive back Islamist militants, the United Nations said on Thursday. A United Nations report said around 260,000 people, half of them children, had died between 2010 more...

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UNICEF: Children in Somalia to Receive New Vaccination Against Deadly Diseases

By at April 24, 2013 | 5:23 pm

(UNICEF) The Somali authorities have launched today a new five-in-one-vaccine against several potentially fatal childhood diseases which could save thousands of young lives. From today, Somali children will receive the Pentavalent vaccine, a combination of five vaccines in one against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), Hepatitis B and Haemophilus more...

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UNITED NATIONS: Range of Issues of Global Concern Discussed in UN Meetings with World Leaders

By at September 28, 2012 | 10:28 am

UNITED NATIONS: Range of Issues of Global Concern Discussed in UN Meetings with World Leaders

(United Nations) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today met with a range of world leaders and other high-level officials for discussions on a gamut of topics of global concern, on the margins of the high-level debate of the United Nations General Assembly. The meeting between the Secretary-General and the President of Tunisia, Moncef Marzouki, saw the two men discuss more...

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UNICEF: One Year After Somalia’s Famine, a Story of Recovery

By at July 20, 2012 | 8:39 am

UNICEF: One Year After Somalia’s Famine, a Story of Recovery

One year ago, on 20 July 2011, the United Nations declared famine in two regions of southern Somalia, the flashpoint in a humanitarian crisis gripping the Horn of Africa. After an outpouring of international support, the famine ended in February 2012, and countless lives across the region were saved. But 8 million people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya remain in need more...

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HORN OF AFRICA: Salesian Missions Among USAID Partners, Ad Council Launches New “FWD” Campaign

By at October 27, 2011 | 8:21 am

HORN OF AFRICA: Salesian Missions Among USAID Partners, Ad Council Launches New “FWD” Campaign

(MissionNewswire) Salesian Missions is among the international humanitarian organizations working to save lives in the Horn of Africa, and is one of the official “FWD” campaign partners. The new national public awareness campaign is titled “FWD”—for famine, war and drought—which is an acronym for the three crises affecting the Horn.  The campaign was launched more...

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UNICEF REPORT: More Resources Needed to Maintain Relief Effort in Horn of Africa

By at October 21, 2011 | 7:46 am

UNICEF REPORT: More Resources Needed to Maintain Relief Effort in Horn of Africa

(UNICEF) The massive humanitarian response to the food crisis in the Horn of Africa has eased the suffering of thousands of people, but more resources are needed to save the lives of hundreds of thousands of children in famine-hit areas of Somalia, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a progress report on the crisis released on Oct. 21, 2011. “We more...

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HORN OF AFRICA: Saving Lives Amid Unimaginable Conditions, “We Must Not Be Discouraged”

By at September 21, 2011 | 3:26 pm

HORN OF AFRICA: Saving Lives Amid Unimaginable Conditions, “We Must Not Be Discouraged”

(MissionNewswire) A famine of massive proportions threatens 12.7 million people in the Horn of Africa who are in urgent need of emergency assistance, according to the U.S. State Department. Aid agencies continue to sound the alarm, warning that the death toll could continue to rise—possibly reaching several hundred thousand in the coming weeks alone. The reality of more...

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