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Thousands of people are fleeing Telafar for safety

22 August 2017

(Baghdad, 20 August 2017): Thousands of civilians are expected to flee from Telafar and surrounding communities during the Iraqi military operation to retake these areas from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). “Thousands of people are fleeing Telafar for safety,” said Lise Grande, [read more]

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, WFP Executive Director, David Beasley and WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, following their joint visit to Yemen

26 July 2017

ADEN/SANA’A, 26 July 2017 – “As the heads of three United Nations agencies – UNICEF, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) – we have travelled together to Yemen to see for ourselves the scale of this humanitarian crisis and to step up our combined efforts [read more]

Muzoon Almellehan: UNICEF’s Youngest Goodwill Ambassador

19 June 2017

NEW YORK, 19 June 2017 – UNICEF announced today, on the eve of World Refugee Day, the appointment of Muzoon Almellehan, a 19-year-old education activist and Syrian refugee, as its newest – and youngest – Goodwill Ambassador. The appointment makes Muzoon the first person with official refugee [read more]

Navigating toward a ‘Paris Agreement for the oceans’?

13 June 2017

James Fahn: Global cooperation on the protection of our seas has been one of the weak points of the environmental movement. New York – The first ever UN Ocean Conference came to a close on Friday 9 June with a Call For Action, over 1,300 voluntary commitments made to support ocean health, and [read more]
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