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‘Hope is Wearing Thin’, Secretary-General Tells Economic and Social Council, Urging More Support for Humanitarian System Tackling Global Crises

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message at the opening of the Economic and Social Council Humanitarian Affairs Segment, in New York today:It is a pleasure to address the ECOSOC [Economic and Social Council] Humanitarian Affairs Segm…

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‘Hope is Wearing Thin’, Secretary-General Tells Economic and Social Council, Urging More Support for Humanitarian System Tackling Global Crises

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message at the opening of the Economic and Social Council Humanitarian Affairs Segment, in New York today:It is a pleasure to address the ECOSOC [Economic and Social Council] Humanitarian Affairs Segm…

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SOUTH AFRICA’S LATEST HOT EXPORT TO CHINA? DONKEYS

Chinese demand for traditional medicines has sent poachers hunting for African animals from rhinos to pangolins. Now a humbler creature is threatened: donkeys.Once prized by emperors, a gelatin called ejiao — made from donkey skins — is increasingly …

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IGAD Member States Maintain Open Door Policy for Refugees

Armed conflicts and natural disasters have triggered major displacements of people in the IGAD region. Countries in the region continue to receive new arrivals in 2022 – the fragility making displacement one of the most complex and pressing regional ch…

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Escalating needs, rising hunger: refugees caught in the eye of the perfect storm

ROME – Further food ration cuts are imminent for refugees as humanitarian needs multiply around the world while funding struggles to keep pace, warns the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on World Refugee Day. The somber warning comes as WFP ha…

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Amidst escalating needs and soaring hunger, refugees caught in the eye of the perfect storm

Further food ration cuts are imminent for refugees as humanitarian needs multiply around the world while funding struggles to keep pace, the UN food relief agency warned on Monday, World Refugee Day. “As global hunger soars way beyond the resources ava…

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Deputy Secretary-General Hails General Assembly Resolution Proclaiming 24 June International Day of Women in Diplomacy, Calls for Gender Parity

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the General Assembly’s adoption of a resolution on the International Day of Women in Diplomacy, in New York today:It is a pleasure to be here today at the …

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Côte d’Ivoire welcomes families home, as refugee status formally ends

The resolution of a civil conflict fuelled-displacement crisis in Côte d’Ivoire, that at its height forced more than 300,000 people to flee to neighbouring countries and beyond, is “a welcome bright spot amid a rising global trend of forced displacemen…