At Dubai forum, UNESCO chief calls for scaling up efforts to educate girls worldwide

At Dubai forum, UNESCO chief calls for scaling up efforts to educate girls worldwide

17 March 2014 – The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today called on Governments, the private sector and civil society to scale up efforts to provide quality education for girls, stressing the transformative benefits this has for all of society. Speaking at the second annual Global Education and More...

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Syria is one of the most dangerous places to be a kid: UNICEF
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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Syria is one of the most dangerous places to be a kid: UNICEF

Safa, 6, is from Aleppo, Syria. When her home was destroyed, she and her family moved to rural Damascus. But they met a similar fate again. When the farmhouse where the two adults and six children were staying More...

Syria Conflict Enters Fourth Year As Some Food Reaches Previously Inaccessible Areas
By IntDevCommunities On Monday, March 10th, 2014
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Syria Conflict Enters Fourth Year As Some Food Reaches Previously Inaccessible Areas

Over the last few days, WFP reached Al-Houle in rural Homs for the first time since May 2013 and delivered food for 20,000 people. Trucks carrying food rations for another 20,000 people arrived in Ar-Raqqa Governorate More...

Iran: Student activist given seven year prison term in continuing crackdown
By IntDevCommunities On Friday, March 7th, 2014
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Iran: Student activist given seven year prison term in continuing crackdown

Iran’s authorities must quash the conviction of a 27-year-old student who received a seven year prison sentence because of her peaceful political activities, said Amnesty International.   Maryam Shafi’ More...

By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, March 6th, 2014
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Switzerland Supports Palestine Refugees

The Government of Switzerland has made a contribution of CHF 33.7 million (US$ 37.8 million) to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The funds, including CHF 15.8 million (US$ 17.9 million) in 2014 More...

Haunting image of Syrian girl, 11, being treated for shrapnel wounds after being hit by bomb while playing outside her home wins Unicef’s photo of the year
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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Haunting image of Syrian girl, 11, being treated for shrapnel wounds after being hit by bomb while playing outside her home wins Unicef’s photo of the year

Swedish photographer met Dania Kilsi at an Aleppo clinic in 2012 She was hurt by a bomb which exploded while she was playing outside Despite being bloodied, she was not badly hurt and soon released Her blood More...

Syrian family of seven forced to rely on 13-year-old breadwinner
By IntDevCommunities On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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Syrian family of seven forced to rely on 13-year-old breadwinner

Syrian refugee Mohamed makes coffee in a Lebanese cafe to support his family of seven.Syrian refugee Mohamed makes coffee in a Lebanese cafe to support his family of seven. Photo: Ruth Pollard Chhime, Lebanon: It’s More...

By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, February 27th, 2014
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UNFPA Calls for More Support to Address the Special Needs of Syrian Women and Girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – As more than 2.3 million Syrian women and girls of reproductive age continue to bear the brunt of the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, More...

By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, January 30th, 2014
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West must not starve Afghanistan’s children of the help they need

  While the international community has spent billions of pounds in Afghanistan since the US-led military intervention in 2001, the majority has been spent on the war effort and a much smaller proportion on More...

WHO delivers supplies to expand access to free emergency health services in Homs
By IntDevCommunities On Thursday, January 30th, 2014
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WHO delivers supplies to expand access to free emergency health services in Homs

Medical supplies are delivered in Homs under an agreement with private health providers in Homs to expand access to free emergency care WHO requires a total of US$ 246 million in 2014 to continue providing life-saving More...


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