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8th PS-MUN 02.03.2018 09:00 196 Days

United Nations Radio

  1. Around 7.7 million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) face acute hunger; a 30 per cent increase over the last year, two UN agencies warned this week. A new report released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) found that the number of people requiring urgent [...]
  2. Providing humanitarian aid today to the world's needy is a "fantastic investment" in the future. That's according to the UN relief chief, Stephen O'Brien, speaking ahead of World Humanitarian Day, marked each 19 August. The focus of this year's event is the targeting of civilians and humanitarian workers who are caught up in violent conflict [...]
  3. A terrorist attack in the Spanish city of Barcelona on Thursday has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General. The attack took place in the historic Las Ramblas district in Barcelona, a popular tourist area. Thirteen people were killed and up to 100 injured when a white van crashed into a crowd, according to media reports. [...]
  4.   UN campaign stresses that civilians caught in conflict are #NotATarget An online campaign by the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, is calling on world leaders to do everything in their power to protect civilians caught in conflict. The campaign, #NotATarget, has been launched ahead of World Humanitarian Day, observed this Saturday, 19 August The day [...]
  5. A former Islamic militant has been ordered to pay 2.7 million Euros, or just over US$3 million, for directing attacks against religious and historic buildings in the city of Timbuktu in Mali. The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday issued the reparations order against Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi who had been sentenced to nine [...]

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