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Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator, Remarks at the Japan National Press Club, Tokyo, Japan

Aug 10, 2017

With its emphasis on ‘protection’ and ‘empowerment’ of affected people, Japan is funding both UNDP and UNHCR to help address the Syrian refugee crisis in Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, and the Balkans.

DR Congo Scientists Prevent Avian Influenza Outbreak Using Nuclear Techniques

Scientists in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) have identified a new outbreak of avian influenza using highly specific and sensitive nuclear-derived techniques. Thanks to a quick detection and characterization of the virus …

Quick response critical to stem year-long cholera outbreak in South Sudan – UN agency

8 August 2017 &#150 Rapid responses are critical to stemming a cholera outbreak that has afflicted South Sudan for more than a year, exacerbating an already dire humanitarian situation that has left approximately four million …

News in Brief 08 August 2017 – Geneva (AM)

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The UN’s Lise Grande said that the worst case scenario for displacement from Mosul was 700,000 people; in fact, 900,000 fled the city. Photo: UN Photo/Daniel Johnson

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South Sudan: Time for humanitarians to get tough

As a humanitarian at what point does one start to think the unthinkable? To question the impact of the aid provided, or perhaps even wonder if it’s doing more harm than good? Having served as …

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