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||30,000 foreign terrorist fighters actively engaged with ISIL||Around 30,000 foreign terrorist fighters originating from over 100 countries are actively engaged with the ISIL or associated groups. That's according to the UN Secretary-General's very first report on the threat of ISIL to international peace and security. The substantial flow of fighters from around the world as well as the increasing number of groups [...]||2/9/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||News in Brief 09 February 2016 (AM)||Food aid disrupted amid upsurge in fighting in Aleppo A surge in violence in the Syrian city of Aleppo has forced some 30,000 people from their homes, affecting aid deliveries to people in need, the UN's humanitarian coordinating agency, OCHA, said Tuesday. The crisis has been triggered by renewed fighting between government and opposition forces [...]||2/9/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Sri Lanka’s “element of fear” is diminished, says rights chief||Respect for people's freedom and their civil liberties has come a long way in Sri Lanka, but a so-called "element of fear" still prevails in some areas, the UN's top human rights official said Tuesday. Speaking from Colombo after visiting the country and meeting with political leaders and rights defenders, Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein said [...]||2/9/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||World drug problem is a "women's rights issue"||An increase in drug addiction means an increase in violence against women. That's the view of Pakistani MP, Asiya Nasir, a panellist at a meeting at the UN on the world drug problem. The UN estimates that there are some 860,000 heroin users in Pakistan. Almost seven million people regularly use some type of controlled [...]||2/9/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Satellite launch "legitimate right" of DPRK||The launch of a satellite into orbit is an "independent and legitimate right," the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has told the United Nations. The launch on Sunday was widely condemned by the international community which said a long-range ballistic missile had been fired in contravention of UN sanctions. Daniel Dickinson reports. Speaking in [...]||2/9/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Haitians turn to radio following 2010 earthquake||The people of Haiti immediately turned to their radios for vital information following the earthquake which devastated their country in 2010. That's according to the head of the UN radio station on the Caribbean island, MINUSTAH FM. Only one station stayed on air after the quake destroyed infrastructure in the capital Port au Prince and [...]||2/9/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Pain of genital cutting remains with Kenyan activist||A Kenyan woman who was subjected to female genital mutilation or cutting has described how the pain of the experience has remained with her into adulthood. The practice also known as FGM is considered by the United Nations as a violation of the rights of women and girls. The UN estimates there are some 200 [...]||2/9/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||News in Brief 08 February 2016 (PM)||Rise in people escaping fighting in Jebel Marra region of Sudan Displacement in Sudan's Jebel Marra region has reached its highest level in years, according to the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA. Fighting between government forces and rebel groups has led some 38,000 civilians to flee to North Darfur, one of the five states that [...]||2/8/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Fears over escalation of inter-communal violence in eastern DRC||At least 21 people were killed and 40 others wounded over the past weekend following an escalation in inter-communal violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). That information comes from the UN human rights office (OHCHR) which is afraid that the situation in North Kivu province could become even more serious because [...]||2/8/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||Building trust, changing lives via local radio in South Africa||A pioneering training programme in disaster reporting has been helping young radio journalists in South Africa build trust with their listeners, and change lives. That's according to three reporters who've benefitted from the UN cultural organization UNESCO's project Empowering Local Radios with ICTs, or Information, Communication Technologies. The Swedish-funded project has helped 59 different radio [...]||2/8/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
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