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Unicef cash aid for displaced Iraqis

The UN Children's Fund is supporting one-time direct cash assistance to vulnerable, displaced families in northern Iraq..
from UNICEF on Aug 22, 2014.
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UN rights chief rebukes Security Council for failures to act

Outgoing UN rights chief Navi Pillay rebukes the Security Council for putting short-term political concerns and narrow national interests ahead of suffering, peace and security.
from Today on Aug 22, 2014.

UK urged to drop blocking clause from mining transparency measures

The UK government is urged to drop a blocking clause from an otherwise welcome promise to require mining companies to report payments to governments wherever they operate.
from Publish What You Pay Coalition on Aug 22, 2014.

Zimbabwe plan to favour China tender bids in return for funding

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe plans to allow Beijing to bypass state tenders for big projects in return for funding from the Chinese government.
from Mail&Guardian on Aug 22, 2014.

Two polio vaccines are better than one

Using both live and inactivated polio vaccines could help speed the global eradication of polio, says a new study.
from Imperial College on Aug 22, 2014.
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Congo sees the (solar-powered) light

Ange Asanazi sees a solar-powered traffic light as an example of the positive spirit of the Congolese people, and their ability to rise above national difficulties.
from International Rivers on Aug 21, 2014.

Tackling climate change as a single SDG could backfire

Highlighting a single environmental driving factor such as climate change could be counterproductive, says Ilan Kelman .
from SciDev.Net on Aug 20, 2014.
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Rap takes on ebola

“Take away the fear, don’t hide yourself. People can still survive from ebola" say the lyrics of the Ebola Rap..
from WHO on Aug 21, 2014.
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