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UNHCR Urges Investigations After 10 Refugees Killed in Uganda Water Conflict

KAMPALA, UGANDA – The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and Ugandan authorities are working to restore peace after clashes between locals and refugees in northern Uganda last week left about at least 10 refugees dead. The violence followed an argument between South Sudanese refugees and the host community at a shared water point. Rights activists […]

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Rising Floodwaters Threaten Sudan’s Ancient Structures

KHARTOUM – Officials in Sudan warn that rising floodwaters could damage ancient structures including Sudan’s Royal City of Meroe if record-setting rains continue. Two weeks of heavy rain have caused record flooding of the Nile River, which has displaced tens of thousands of people and threatened archaeological sites. Floodwaters have already damaged the royal bathroom […]

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Gates Foundation’s Annual Goalkeepers Report Shows COVID-19 Has Stalled 20 Years of Progress, Calls for Global Response to End the Pandemic

Report shows how economic damage has reinforced inequities and derailed achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals; spotlights countries innovating to meet challenges SEATTLE, Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today launched its fourth annual Goalkeepers Report, featuring new data showing how the ripple effects of COVID-19 have stopped 20 […]

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Le rapport annuel des gardiens de but de la Fondation Gates montre que COVID-19 a bloqué 20 ans de progrès et appelle à une réponse mondiale pour mettre fin à la pandémie

Le rapport montre comment les dommages économiques ont renforcé les inégalités et fait dérailler la réalisation des objectifs de développement durable des Nations unies ; il met en lumière les pays qui innovent pour relever les défis SEATTLE, le 15 septembre 2020 /PRNewswire/ — La Fondation Bill & Melinda Gates a lancé aujourd’hui son quatrième rapport […]