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26 May 2017 – “I envy the mountains and the trees and the rocks because they will be able to breathe Daraa’s air and I won’t.” Those were the thoughts going through Doaa Al Zamel, when she and her family reached the Jordanian border. It was November 2012, one year and eight months since the violence in Syria first began.

Doaa is a refugee from Syria who now lives in Sweden. She survived one of the worst refugee shipwrecks on the Mediterranean Sea. In August 2014, aboard an overloaded ship carrying more than 500 refugees, Doaa became an unlikely hero.

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24 May 2017 – While the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is 29 May, the Organization today held ceremonies to pay tribute to the more than 3,500 people who have died on duty since 1948 and acknowledge the dedication and courage of those serving on the ground.

“Every day, peacekeepers help bring peace and stability to war-torn societies around the world,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for the Day, also underscoring the sacrifices made by the more than 3,500 peacekeepers who have given their lives in the service of peace since 1948.

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24 de mayo, 2017 — ONU Mujeres lanzará un programa que busca una mayor participación y liderazgo de las mujeres en las estrategias de prevención de calamidades.

La iniciativa se presentará durante la Plataforma Global para la Reducción de Riesgos de Desastres que tiene lugar en Cancún, México, a partir de hoy.

El plan tiene la intención de reducir la pérdida de vidas y aumentar la resiliencia de las comunidades ante los siniestros cada vez más frecuentes a causa del cambio climático.

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23 May 2017 – Two peacekeepers of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were killed and another injured on Tuesday morning in an ambush in the northern Kidal region.

“A pedestrian patrol of MINUSMA was attacked in an ambush around 6:30 am this morning, five kilometres from Aguelhok,” the Mission announced.

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23 mai 2017 – L'Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) a de nouveau fait part de son inquiétude concernant la situation instable au Burundi qui continue de pousser les gens à chercher la sécurité dans les pays voisins.

« Depuis avril 2015, quelque 410.000 réfugiés et demandeurs d'asile ont été contraints de fuir leurs foyers. Ces chiffres augmentent encore », a déclaré mardi un porte-parole du HCR, Babar Baloch, lors d'un point de presse à Genève.