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Cameroon: UN officials raise alarm over escalating violence, call for civilian protection Four senior UN officials issued a joint statement on Friday deploring the continued human rights abuses committed against civilians, including women and children, in the south-west and north-west regions of Cameroon.
UN chief appeals for end to Syria’s ‘man-made humanitarian nightmare’ In a tersely delivered statement on Friday, the UN Secretary-General appealed for an end to the “man-made humanitarian nightmare” currently unfolding in Syria, where ongoing military operations in the north-west have displaced hundreds of thousands amid bitter winter temperatures. 
UN must continue to be a forum for dialogue on decolonization: Guterres With 17 non-self-governing territories remaining worldwide, the United Nations must continue to be the place where their concerns can be heard, the Secretary-General said in New York on Friday. 
Escalating Burkina Faso violence brings wider Sahel displacement emergency into focus Deadly attacks on villages in Burkina Faso have forced 150,000 people to flee in just the last three weeks, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday, warning of a displacement emergency in the wider Sahel region.
On World Social Justice Day, the UN labour agency  says ‘put people and planet first' Reduce inequality around the world, the United Nations labour agency urged on Thursday, World Social Justice Day.
Haitian leaders urged to end political impasse Leaders in Haiti must step up and end the political impasse between President Jovenel Moïse and a surging opposition movement that has paralyzed the island nation since July 2018, the top UN official there said on Thursday in a briefing to the UN Security Council in New York.
More than $1 billion pledged for post-earthquake recovery in Albania The international community has pledged $1.25 billion to help Albania recover from a devastating earthquake during a European Union-led donors’ conference in Brussels.  
Simple urine test could improve early detection of bladder cancer – WHO study A new study conducted by researchers from the United Nations health agency revealed that bladder cancer mutations can be detected in urine up to 10 years before clinically diagnosing the disease.
Central African Republic: Security Council reflects on peace deal anniversary One year after the signing of a peace deal in the Central African Republic (CAR), State authority is being extended throughout the country, violence against civilians has decreased, and an inclusive Government remains in place, the UN Security Council heard on Thursday. 
End hostilities, ‘preserve lives’: UN refugee chief makes appeal for people trapped in Syria’s Idlib As the already dire situation in north-west Syria dramatically continues to worsen in Idlib province, the head of the United Nations refugee agency called on Thursday for an end to the hostilities and appealed for urgent action to allow the ...
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Eight Tips to Be Ready for Hurricane Florence Hurricane Florence is bringing heavy wind and rain to large parts of the East Coast in the coming days. Here are recommendations for how to prepare and survive the storm.
Have an Emergency Plan for Disasters Every minute counts during a disaster – plan now so you’re prepared. Know the risks about the different disasters and hazards that could affect you and your family where you live, work, and go to school.
Online Shopping this Holiday Season? Keep Your Credit Card Information Safe Unfortunately, there’s no 100% failproof solution. But there are some things you can do to protect yourself during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales and beyond.

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