Monthly Archives: February 2013

UN warns of deepening humanitarian crisis in Syria

By | 6 February 2013

Pretoria – The United Nations humanitarian arm today warned that the ongoing conflict in Syria, which will soon enter its third year, will lead to a sharp spike in the number of people needing urgent aid, including food, clean water and vital medical services.

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On Mali visit, UNESCO chief stresses need to rebuild, safeguard cultural heritage

By | 4 February 2013

New York – On a visit to Mali with French President François Hollande, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today underscored the need to help the authorities rebuild and safeguard the country’s cultural heritage that has been damaged in recent violence.

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