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Children left behind in world’s city boom: UNICEF

More than one billion children now live in crowded cities around the world but too many are stuck among the poorest of the poor without electricity, water or education, a UN report said Tuesday. “Urbanization leaves hundreds of millions of children in cities and towns excluded from vital services,” the…

Horn of Africa drought ‘set to worsen’: UN

The plight of millions of drought-stricken people across the Horn of Africa is set to worsen, with rains expected only later in the year and harvests months away, a top UN official warned Saturday. Scanty or failed rainfall in the region over the past two years has already forced thousands…

Iraq wastes 50% of water: UNICEF

BAGHDAD — Fifty percent of water resources are wasted in Iraq, where six million people have no access to clean water, the United Nations said on Monday, the eve of World Water Day. “Iraq faces difficulties in meeting the target of 91 percent of households using a safe drinking water…

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