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    WHO launches foundation to improve finance condition

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:34pm on May 28, 2020

    The World Health Organisation on Wednesday launched a new foundation for private donations, as the United States president Donald Trump threatened to pull the plug...

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    Pandemic creating ‘lockdown generation’ as one in six youths stop work: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva, Switzerland | Updated at 08:48pm on May 27, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused surging unemployment worldwide, but has hit young workers especially hard, forcing more than one in six people aged under 29...

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    Dutch mink workers may be first cases of animal-to-human transmission: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva, Switzerland | Updated at 07:17pm on May 26, 2020

    The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that Dutch workers apparently infected with the novel coronavirus by minks could be the first known cases of...

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    Funding for Yemen may be slashed: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:16pm on May 22, 2020

    A range of aid programmes in war-ravaged Yemen, including ones responding to coronavirus, could be cut in the coming weeks because of funding shortages, the...

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    UN urges EU to take in 160 migrants stranded at sea

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 11:13pm on May 21, 2020

    The United Nations called on the EU on Thursday to reach a deal to take in 160 migrants who have been stranded in the Mediterranean...

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    Calls for reform, vaccine for all as landmark WHO meeting opens

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:08am on May 19, 2020

    The World Health Organisation on Monday kicked off its first-ever virtual assembly, with countries calling for a joint response to the COVID-19 pandemic and for...

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    China backs coronavirus inquiry after pandemic, says Xi Jinping

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:09pm on May 18, 2020

    China supports an ‘comprehensive evaluation’ of the global response to the coronavirus pandemic after it ‘has been brought under control’, president Xi Jinping told the...

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    Spraying disinfectants can be harmful: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 09:45am on May 17, 2020

    Spraying disinfectant on the streets, as practised in some countries, does not eliminate the new coronavirus and even poses a health risk, the World Health...

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    US-China quarrel clouds WHO meet on pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 09:42am on May 16, 2020

    As the World Health Organisation prepares to host its main annual meeting next week, fears abound that US-China tensions could hamper the strong action needed...

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    Major mental health crisis looming from pandemic: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:50pm on May 14, 2020

    The coronavirus outbreak risks sparking a major global mental health crisis, the United Nations warned Thursday, calling for urgent action to address the psychological suffering...

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