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Report: Press freedom is “difficult” or “very serious” in 72 countries (RSF)

Reporters Without Borders are concerned about the “risk of a major shift” in the situation of press freedom, “particularly in important democratic countries”. “Press freedom has never been so threatened,”

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Iraq: more than 144,500 people displaced because of the Battle of Mosul (IOM)

Almost three months after the start of military operations against Daesh (ISIS) terrorist group in Mosul, more than 144,500 Iraqis have been displaced and in need of humanitarian assistance, according

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New UN Secretary-General calls for 2017 to be a year for peace

Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, called on the world to make peace “our top priority”. Mr. Guterres waves to share with the world an issue which weighs

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Madagascar: FAO and WFP Call for Urgent Action Against Increased Food Insecurity

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP), farmers in southern Madagascar, victims of three years of devastating drought, are

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UN-backed cholera vaccination campaign kicks off today in Haiti

A vaccination campaign against cholera began today in the areas of Haiti hit hard by Hurricane Matthew, with support from the United Nations and other institutions. “The target population is

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Pollution: 300 million children breathe toxic air, according to UNICEF

A week before the opening of the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP22) in Morocco, a report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), released today, shows that almost one

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Ukraine: UN unveils a disturbing number of violations of human rights by the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) and the police

70% of cases of violations of human rights in Ukraine are committed by the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) and the police. Impunity for violations of human rights undermines efforts to

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Libya: 2.4 million people need humanitarian aid (UN)

“The fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 plunged Libya into the chaos of rival militias battle for control of the country, indulging wars cannot thank you”. The United Nations has

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China: UN experts call for an end to the abuse of a human rights defender

Expressing deep concern about the critical health condition of a prisoner on hunger strike for three months, a group of United Nations independent human rights experts called on the Government

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South Sudan: Strong increase of suspected cholera, according to UNICEF

According to the UN, suspected cases of cholera in South Sudan are increasing and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has stepped up its operations in the country. UNICEF announced