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  • ‘I have always felt I should be a humanitarian worker’

    Every year on 19 August, World Humanitarian Day (WHD) brings the world together to rally support for people affected by humanitarian crisis and pay tribute to aid workers who help them. This year, we come together to reaffirm that civilians caught in conflict are #NotATarget, and demand global action to protect them. This World Humanitarian Day […]

  • Holiday season peak in FGM “cutting season”

    14.8.2017 - July, August and September means “cutting season” for many girls around the world, when the break from school means they have time to undergo, and recover from, Female Genital Mutilation, known as FGM. Though there is little formally collected data, experts say that FGM is commonly practiced during the school vacation in […]

  • Alternatives needed for migrant smugglers

      10.8.2017 – For centuries a hub of international trade in gold and salt, and later a site for desert tourism, the town of Agadez in Niger has more recently become a centre for smuggling and trafficking in guns, drugs and – above all – desperate refugees and migrants heading for Europe. Former smuggler Bashir, who […]

  • Despite achievements, vast challenges remain for indigenous peoples

      9 August 2017 – Indigenous peoples today face even greater struggles and rights violations than they did ten years ago. Racism, discrimination, and unequal access to basic services including healthcare and education are still common. Where statistical data is available, it shows clearly that they are left behind on all fronts, facing […]

  • Bringing solidarity to an earthquake-struck village

    UN Communications Officer for Italy, Fabio Graziosi has been working for the UN Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) in Brussels since September 2004. He also covers Malta, the Holy See and San Marino. “Non ci abbandonate.”  Do not abandon us. This is how the mayor of Arquata del Tronto bid me farewell after my visit to one of […]

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