Over 343,000 children in Somalia to face acute malnutrition: UN

September 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on Over 343,000 children in Somalia to face acute malnutrition: UN 

NAIROBI, Sept. 1 — The number of acutely and severely malnourished children in Somalia is likely to increase to 343,400 and 63,400 respectively through the end of the year, a UN-backed food security assessment says.

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UN experts call for global rules to immediately locate missing persons

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GENEVA, Aug. 28 — Two United Nations (UN) expert groups on Friday called on member states to establish and activate protocols for immediate search of missing persons across the world.

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Two killed in latest Afghan targeted attacks

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KABUL, July 13 — Two persons have been killed in the latest targeted attacks in the militancy-hit Afghanistan, authorities said on Monday.

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Roundup: W. Africa has 'unprecedented opportunities' for agricultural growth

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UNITED NATIONS, July 3 — A UN report said Thursday that West Africa has "unprecedented opportunities" for agricultural growth, but making it happen will require more effective regional integration.

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Central African Republic's elections might be postponed : UN envoy

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LIBREVILLE, May 20 — The Central African Republic (CAR)'s elections scheduled to take place this August might be postponed, the special representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in the CAR said on Tuesday.

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UN envoy to Yemen to visit Iran

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TEHRAN, May 20 — UN envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, will visit Iran to discuss the situation in the war-torn country, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said Wednesday.

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UN chief calls for commitment to improve health of women, children, adolescents

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NEW YORK, May 15 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday called for stepped-up commitments to improve the health of women, children and adolescents worldwide with an updated global strategy in this regard.

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UN launches #SaveKidsLives campaign to boost road safety for children

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UNITED NATIONS, May 5 — The United Nations on Monday launched #SaveKidsLives, a global campaign to generate action to make streets safe for children, warning that each day some 500 children die from road traffic crashes, thousands more are injured and the situation is only getting worse.

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UN chief condemns shooting in Texas

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UNITED NATIONS, May 5 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Monday condemned an attack by two gunmen who opened fire outside a contest for cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed in north Texas on Sunday evening, a UN spokesman said.

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Trial of former Maldives president 'unfair' — UN human rights officials

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UNITED NATIONS, May 2 — A delegation from the UN Human Rights Office examined the criminal case against the former president of the Maldives, Mohammad Nasheed, who is serving a 13-year prison sentence, and found the trial "vastly unfair", deputy UN spokesman Farhan Haq said Friday at a daily news briefing here.

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