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UN Report: Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction Saves Lives, Money

A report marking the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction finds many deaths and economic losses from natural disasters could be averted by investing in preventive risk reduction measures.Climate-related disasters have nearly doubled over the p…

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UN Report: Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction Saves Lives, Money

A report marking the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction finds many deaths and economic losses from natural disasters could be averted by investing in preventive risk reduction measures.Climate-related disasters have nearly doubled over the p…

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WFP Madagascar Country Brief, August 2021

In NumbersIn August 2021, WFP assisted 463,573 beneficiaries with in-kind food assistance and 213,320 beneficiaries through cash transfer in the 9 drought-affected southern Madagascar districts.With the beginning of the lean season, WFP is operating ac…

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Where are they? Searching for missing persons and meeting their families’ needs

People go missing in Africa during armed conflicts, other situations of violence, disasters and in the context of migration. In addition to missing persons themselves, their families bear the brunt of the trauma. Through coordinated action, governments…

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South Africa Shuts Borders, Schools to Try to Slow COVID Spread

JOHANNESBURG – The rise of coronavirus cases in South Africa has prompted President Cyril Ramaphosa to announce tough measures to try to slow the virus’ spread. The respiratory illness, now a global pandemic, has infected more than 153,000 people world…

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International School Seychelles students meet author of book they’re reading in class

What would it be like to pick the brain of an author whose book you have read? A group of students at the International School Seychelles had just that opportunity.While covering ‘Skirrid Hill’ — a collection of poems by author Owen Sheers — in their…

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College Teacher Convicted for Leading Al-Shabab Operations in Mogadishu

A college teacher who is the son of a senior police officer has been found guilty of leading al-Shabab’s operations in Mogadishu for several years.A military court in Mogadishu sentenced Mohamed Haji Ahmed to death on Tuesday. Prosecutors wanted to fi…

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Economy in Mind, Bolsonaro Changes Tack and Cozies Up to Xi

BRASILIA, BRAZIL – What a difference a year makes.In the months before last year’s presidential election in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro described China as predatory and thumbed his nose at the Chinese government by visiting Taiwan, Beijing’s archrival.Now, …

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UN Rights Agency Welcomes Landmark Rape Conviction in Mauritania

GENEVA – The U.N. office of the high commissioner for human rights welcomes the conviction and sentencing of a man for rape by a court in Mauritania. Mauritania does not have a law to prevent gender-based violence and rape. In the past, almost all cas…

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Ivanka Trump to Promote Women’s Prosperity in Morocco

WASHINGTON – Ivanka Trump is getting ready to promote her women’s economic development program on an upcoming trip to Morocco.It will be her third overseas trip this year to promote the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative , which was l…

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