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26 Jul 2017 description
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The reality of the escalating famine lingers among some of the world’s most vulnerable groups of people in Eastern Africa, and beyond. Having already endured the effects of civil war, poverty, and terrorism, the intensifying need for humanitarian assistance continues to increase throughout Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen, and northern Nigeria.

26 Oct 2013 description
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The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme provides front-line assistance to grassroots communities in getting access to clean water, a resource central to sustainable development and poverty reduction.

UN Volunteers are active in many priority areas on which the International Year of Water Cooperation has been focusing the world’s attention.

Furthermore, UNV engages in joint operations with UN agencies in order to meet challenges in providing drinking water and sanitation in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

23 Sep 2013 description
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Peacebuilding is about resolving violent conflict and establishing lasting peace. It involves restoring justice, healing trauma, reconciliation, development and leadership. With violent conflict never far from the headlines, a central part of the Government of Japan’s strategy to help foster lasting peace worldwide is the Programme for Human Resource Development in Asia for Peacebuilding (HRD Programme).

20 Mar 2008 description
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Hargeisa, Somalia : The sounds of algebra and sewing machines ring out and the smell of freshly-baked cakes wafts through the Shamsudin Skills Development Center. Women from nearby camps of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) are learning valuable skills that can help them earn an income here in Hargeisa, capital of Somaliland.

This is a 'Food for Training' project where the World Food Programme (WFP), with support from UNV, NGOs and other partners, is providing education in tradable skills.

14 Feb 2008 description
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by Scott McQuade

The seemingly endless view of desert scrub, termite mounds and the occasional camel are a constant reminder for Saidamon Bodamaev of Tajikistan that he is far from home.

Bodamaev is a UNV volunteer working as a Programme Officer with the World Food Programme (WFP) in Wajid, a rural settlement in the troubled South Central region of Somalia.

This barren, dusty landscape normally supports only a minimal population, yet the WFP currently distributes an average of 6,500 metric tonnes of food every month, mostly a mixture of vegetable oil and cereals including rice, …

15 Jan 2004 description
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KINSHASA/DJIBOUTI, 15 January 2004 -- 1,000 repatriations each month in 2004, that's the ambitious goal set by UN Volunteers George Yongo (Canada) and Abdou Dango (Niger), the two UNV Repatriation and Programme Officers assisting the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Djibouti and Somali. At the same time, UN Volunteer Patrick-Cyrille Garba (Cameroon) is leading the difficult process of helping soldiers make the transition to civilian life in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

20 Jun 2000 description
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GENEVA, 20 June 2000 -- A record 4,383 mid-career professionals served with the United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV) in 1999 on development projects and in the expanding areas of electoral support and humanitarian relief, according to UNV's Annual Report for 1999, Getting to the People.