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In Ethiopia, UN agency chiefs say more investment is needed to bolster drought-prone areas
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Monday, 04 September 2017
In Ethiopia, UN agency chiefs say more investment is needed to bolster drought-prone areas
More investment is needed in long-term projects to protect people in developing countries from droughts, the heads of the United Nations food agencies today said after a visit to Ethiopia where 9.5 million people are hungry.Read Full Article ...
 
In conflict-affected Nigeria, UN agency teams with health workers to help the displaced
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Tuesday, 29 August 2017
In conflict-affected Nigeria, UN agency teams with health workers to help the displaced
Skilled health personnel are desperately needed in north-eastern Nigeria, the United Nations population agency today said, after training hundreds of health pr...
 
Cholera spread slows in Yemen; locals pitch in to help curb outbreak – UN agency
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Sunday, 27 August 2017
Cholera spread slows in Yemen; locals pitch in to help curb outbreak – UN agency
The weekly number of reported new cholera cases in Yemen has declined by one third since late June, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today said, ...
 
UN health agency rushes to prevent malaria, cholera outbreaks in flood-hit Sierra Leone
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Sunday, 20 August 2017
UN health agency rushes to prevent malaria, cholera outbreaks in flood-hit Sierra Leone
The United Nations health agency is working closely with the Government of Sierra Leone to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as malaria and choler...
 
More than 350,000 children vaccinated against polio in hard to reach areas of Syria – UN
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Thursday, 17 August 2017
More than 350,000 children vaccinated against polio in hard to reach areas of Syria – UN
A United Nations polio vaccination campaign in Syria has provided protection to more than 355,000 children under age five in two governorates, where violence h...
 
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