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New York, Jan 20 (Just Earth News): At least 45,000 people – mostly women and children – have arrived in Senegal from The Gambia after former President Yahya Jammeh's decided to not step down, United Nations agencies on Friday said warning that more people may leave if the political situation is not resolved peacefully.

UN agency revises funding requirements to tackle Africa's worst d...

New York, Jan 20 (Just Earth News): With conflict in South Sudan now entering its fourth year and its people facing dire humanitarian challenges, the United Nations refugee agency has revised upwards its funding requirements for 2017 to address new needs of those who have been displaced due to renewed fighting, increased violence and resulting food insecurity since July last year.
NATO Secretary General visit to Kuwait
Zurich, Jan 20 (IBNS): At the invitation of the Kuwaiti authorities, the North Atlantic Council (NAC) chaired by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will visit Kuwait on Jan 23 and 24.
Rescuers say they may have found six people alive in avalanche-hi...
Rome, Jan 20 (IBNS): Six people have been found alive in Italy's Rigapiano hotel, two days after it was buried in an avalanche, reported the media on Friday..
Syria: Al-Qaida facilitator killed
Washington, Jan 20 (IBNS): The US government on Friday said on Jan. 12, U.S. forces killed Abd al-Jalil al-Muslimi, an al-Qaida facilitator, in a precision airstrike near Saraqib, Syria.
Trade is best tool to fight poverty and promote growth: Panellist...

Switzerland , Jan 20 (Just Earth News): Leaders from business and policy-making are not expecting a return to 1930s-style trade war, despite the populist backlash in parts of the world against globalization and free trade. Nevertheless, the reality is that nationalism and protectionism are on the rise globally and the case for globalization needs to be made, agreed panellists in a session at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.
Secretary-General Guterres: UN to focus more on conflict and cri...

Switzerland, Jan 20 (Just Earth News): In a session at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, said his priority at the UN would be reform of the organization’s peace strategy and architecture to recalibrate focus towards prevention – and not just resolution – of conflict. Pointing out that peace-keeping consumes over 70% of the UN’s budget, he said: “On Thursday, most of our operations take place in countries where there is no peace to keep. Peace-keepers become, inevitably, parties to the conflict.” By preventing conflicts and helping countries that finally emerge from conflict, the UN will be able to limit its peace-keeping role.
UN rights expert welcomes US decision to lift most unilateral san...

New York, Jan 20 (Just Earth News): A United Nations human rights expert on Thursday welcomed the decision of President Barack Obama to lift most sanctions unilaterally imposed by the United States on Sudan.
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