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31 Dec 2018 description
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As the world – and the United Nations – continues to grapple with political crises, we look at the political landscape with Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo. We begin by asking her what it’s like to be the top UN political officer.

11 Jul 2018 description
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Painting a grim picture of villages being burned to the ground and other “bone-chilling” accounts he heard from Rohingya refugees who fled violence in Myanmar, the UN chief has called on the world to answer their calls for help with real action.

08 Dec 2017 description
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7 décembre 2017 – Trente-sept pays, dont 29 se trouvant en Afrique, ont besoin d'une aide alimentaire externe, a mis en garde jeudi l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) dans son dernier rapport sur les 'Perspectives de récolte et la situation alimentaire'.

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2 octobre 2017 – Mark Lowcock est le nouveau chef du Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires des Nations Unies (OCHA). Ce Britannique de 55 ans a remplacé début septembre son compatriote Stephen O'Brien au poste de Secrétaire général adjoint aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d'urgence.

02 Oct 2017 description
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2 October 2017 – The number of those needing humanitarian assistance is at its highest since the end of the Second World War – some 145 million people. Several protracted crises in Africa and the Middle East are deteriorating and climate-induced emergencies, sometimes combined with violent conflict, continue to wreak havoc on vulnerable communities. Amid all this, United Nations-coordinated response plans remain severely underfunded.

16 Jul 2015 description
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16 juillet 2015 – L'Union européenne et l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) ont lancé un nouveau partenariat visant à renforcer la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle, l'agriculture durable et la résilience dans au moins 35 pays.

12 Jun 2015 description
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12 June 2015 – Nearly half a million people continue to require humanitarian assistance three years after inter-communal violence raked Myanmar’s western Rakhine state, the United Nations relief arm reported today.

According to the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), over 416,000 people remain in need of relief, including almost 140,000 displaced people living in dire conditions in camps and many others without citizenship in isolated villages.

19 Nov 2012 description
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16 November 2012 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed moves by Myanmar’s leadership to address the violence taking place in the southeast Asian country’s Rakhine state as “steps in the right direction,” according to his spokesperson today.

06 Nov 2012 description
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6 November 2012 – The United Nations food relief agency today said it has begun distributing food for over 27,000 people in all the townships affected by recent inter-communal violence over the past month in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

Addressing reporters in Geneva, a spokesperson for the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Elisabeth Byrs, said the agency expects to reach 35,000 displaced people by midweek, and, wherever possible, it will deliver food directly into the hands of refugee camp committees.

20 Sep 2012 description
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19 September 2012 – Les dirigeants du monde devront relever des défis pressants en nombre lorsqu'ils se rendront au Siège des Nations Unies la semaine prochaine, a déclaré mercredi le Secrétaire général de l'ONU.

19 Jun 2012 description
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United Nations relief agencies are responding to the humanitarian situation in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state, in the wake of violence there which had displaced thousands of people.

“WFP has reached more than 66,000 displaced people with emergency food supplies in the past week, delivering rations of rice, beans and cooking oil,” the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said in a news release. “WFP has about 2,800 metric tons of food in four warehouses in the region, ready to be distributed to the affected population.”

30 Sep 2007 description
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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced that it has been assured by Myanmar that authorities will lift restrictions on the movement of the agency's food aid.

WFP Country Director and Representative Chris Kaye confirmed that the Mandalay Area Military Commander on Saturday issued the transport permit to allow for the delivery of nearly 200 metric tons of food to Lashio in northern Myanmar.

01 Nov 2005 description
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Myanmar's opium poppy cultivation has fallen 80 per cent since its peak year in 1996, but poverty has escalated among farmers in one of the world's largest opium producers, making them vulnerable to exploitation, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reports.