Clashes force 40,000 people out of homes in Somalia

December 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Clashes force 40,000 people out of homes in Somalia 

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 1 — The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has reported that Saturday's renewed fighting between Galmudug and Puntland armed forces in Somalia had forced about 40,000 people to flee their homes.

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Polio vaccinations kick off in Sudan, Iraq

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UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 10 — The United Nations said here Monday that polio vaccinations kicked off in Sudan and Iraq, where millions of children can be protected from risk of the spread of wild polio virus.

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WHO calls on countries to help people reduce sugar intake

March 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on WHO calls on countries to help people reduce sugar intake 

UNITED NATIONS, March 5 — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday called on countries to reduce sugar intake among adults and children to less than 10 percent of their total energy intake.

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International community's patience is "wearing thin" with warring parties in South Sudan: UN envoy

December 12, 2014 by · Comments Off on International community's patience is "wearing thin" with warring parties in South Sudan: UN envoy 

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 12 — Leaders on both sides of the conflict in South Sudan must inject "a new sense of urgency" into the peace process in order to reach a comprehensive peace agreement as soon as possible as the international community's patience is "wearing thin," a senior UN official said on Thursday.

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UNICEF to double staff in west Africa to fight Ebola

November 5, 2014 by · Comments Off on UNICEF to double staff in west Africa to fight Ebola 

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 4 — A United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) official said here Monday that the agency will be doubling its staff from 300 to 600 in the three most-affected countries — Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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