Wednesday , January 22 2020

Welcome for Myanmar decision to shelter sea migrants

https://news.un.org/en/sites/news.un.org.en/files/audio/2015/05/f-UNHCR-MYANMAR-22MAY15.mp3 Myanmars decision to take in more than 200 boat migrants has been welcomed by the UN refugee agency which on Friday called for further action to rescue more than 3,500 people still stranded at sea. UNHCR described Myanmars initiative to shelter sea migrants floating off its coastline near Rakhine …

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The right to health is a human rights issue

https://news.un.org/en/sites/news.un.org.en/files/audio/2015/03/f-CSWpoverty.mp3 The right to health is a human rights issue, according to a senior professor at the University of Philippines. Experts have been meeting at UN headquarters to discuss how womens access to health is disproportionately affected to poverty. Elizabeth Pangalangan at the University of Philippines is a strong advocate …

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Filipinos rebuild after Typhoon Haiyan

https://news.un.org/en/sites/news.un.org.en/files/audio/2014/11/f-fao-Haiyan-Anibaldi-en.mp3 Farmers and fishers in the Philippines are well on the road to recovery and building more resilient livelihoods, a year after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Asian country. The typhoon, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, not only killed thousands of people, but also devastated the livelihoods of …

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Lessons in traditional music revitalise indigenous self-identity

https://news.un.org/en/sites/news.un.org.en/files/audio/2014/08/f-indigenous-JuliusCeasarDaguitan.mp3 Traditional music is being used in the Philippines as a creative way to engage indigenous youth in the dialogue about self-identity. Julius Ceasar Daguitan is a member of the Igorot people living in the Cordillera Region of the South-East Asian country. Sophie Outhwaite asked him how he uses music …

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