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  1. Increasing concern for women and children fleeing Cameroon — UNHCR The number of women and children fleeing from English-speaking areas of Cameroon into Nigeria is growing, and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is "increasingly concerned" about their plight. That's according to UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler, who said in Geneva [...]
  2. 2017 was a watershed year for women and women's rights around the world. From the Global Women's March last January, to the #MeToo movement, women around the world stood up and demanded their right to be heard. They insisted on the right to thrive in an environment free of violence, discrimination, harassment and stigmatization. In [...]
  3. Dialogue and confidence vital to prevent, resolve conflicts, says UN chief Amid growing concerns over weapons of mass destruction, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for comprehensive political solutions that include dialogue and negotiation to prevent, mitigate and resolve conflicts. Speaking at a Security Council session on non-proliferation and confidence-building measures, the UN chief urged the [...]
  4. Armed groups fighting in the north of the Central African Republic (CAR) have been given 48 hours to withdraw in order to allow villagers displaced by violence to return home. The UN wants to clear a 50-kilometer perimeter around the town of Paoua, where thousands are currently seeking shelter. Some 60,000 people — mostly women [...]
  5. Around 120 critically-ill children trapped in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta, in Syria, are in urgent need of evacuation, according to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). UNICEF Representative in the country, Fran Equiza, said in an interview with UN News on Wednesday, that humanitarian access continues to be limited, with at least 12 per [...]

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