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United Nations Radio

  1. A deadly attack in Finland has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General. Authorities in the Nordic country are investigating it as a terrorist attack. Dianne Penn reports. The incident occurred on Friday in the south-western city of Turku when a man stabbed two women to death in a market square. Eight other people were injured [...]
  2.   UN relief chief laments lack of progress in Yemen There has been no significant improvement in the "deplorable, avoidable and completely man-made catastrophe" in Yemen over the past two years, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator told the Security Council on Friday. Yemen forces, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, have been battling Houthi rebels for control [...]
  3. Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Jocelyne Sambira. In today's programme: The UN relief chief underlines the value of providing humanitarian aid today; and tackling rising hunger in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  4. Relief efforts continue in Sierra Leone, where mudslides earlier this week killed more than 400 people, a quarter of them children. The mudslides were triggered by torrential rain, wiping out entire communities around the capital, Freetown. Ana Carmo has an update on how UN agencies and their partners are assisting. The UN humanitarian affairs office, [...]
  5. People worldwide are being asked to stand in solidarity with the millions of civilians globally who have been affected by conflict and the aid workers who are supporting them. UN Secretary-General António Guterres made the appeal in a message for World Humanitarian Day, observed this Saturday, 19 August. The day also marks the 14th anniversary [...]

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