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Somalis face one of world's worst humanitarian crises, UN refugee chief warns
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Thursday, 19 June 2008
Somalis face one of world's worst humanitarian crises, UN refugee chief warns
The United Nations refugee chief has spotlighted the plight of hundreds of thousands of displaced Somalis and Kenyans on the eve of World Refugee Day, calling on the international community to accelerate its efforts to help people in both countries return safely to their former homes.Read Full Article ...
 
Popular UN-backed Internet word game feeds Myanmar's cyclone victims
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Tuesday, 17 June 2008
Popular UN-backed Internet word game feeds Myanmar's cyclone victims
Survivors of the cyclone which ravaged Myanmar last month will soon be receiving rice generated by the popular United Nations-backed Internet game that allows ...
 
UN agency assists highest ever number of refugees and displaced
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Tuesday, 17 June 2008
UN agency assists highest ever number of refugees and displaced
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) provided assistance to 25.1 million people in 2007 - an all-time high - according to its latest annua...
 
UN agency now has full access to asylum-seekers in Egyptian detention centres
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Tuesday, 17 June 2008
UN agency now has full access to asylum-seekers in Egyptian detention centres
Staff members from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have met with a number of asylum-seekers in Egyptian detention centres following t...
 
Aid workers need more sustained access to cyclone-hit areas of Myanmar - UN
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Monday, 16 June 2008
Aid workers need more sustained access to cyclone-hit areas of Myanmar - UN
The United Nations humanitarian wing says authorities in Myanmar are making some progress in granting visas to aid workers seeking access after last month's de...
 
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    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
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    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
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  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.