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Family members linked to nearly half of child trafficking cases, new UN-backed data reveals

  New York, Nov 29(Just Earth News): Almost half of identified child trafficking cases has begun with a family member’s involvement, new data from the United Nations migration agency has revealed.

Ensuring family farmers’ access to food key to tackling global hunger – UN agency

  New York, Nov 29(Just Earth News): Family farmers need more support and access to food, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency has said, urging lawmakers to consider legislation that improves productivity and boosts social protections to tackle the global hunger challenge which, he warned, is at an “inflection point.”

Safe, effective family planning is key to 'empowering people, developing nations' – UN

New York, July 11(Just Earth News): If the demand of women in developing countries who wanted access to safe and effective family planning was met, it would reduce an estimated 100,000 maternal death and avert 67 million unintended pregnancies, the United Nations population agency on Tuesday said.

Spain's eviction violated family's human rights, say UN experts

New York, July 6(Just Earth News): By evicting a family with young children from a rented room – without providing alternative housing – Spain violated the right to housing, according to a group of United Nations human rights experts.

On International Day, UN honours midwives as family 'partners for life'

New York, May 6(Just Earth News): The United Nations population agency on Friday urged governments and development partners to expand midwifery programmes and promote an environment where midwives can effectively serve the needs of women and their families.

Saudi prince executed for murdering fellow citizen

Riyadh, Oct 19 (IBNS): A Saudi prince was executed recently for murdering a compatriot, reports said.

Foster home shortage in Yorkton, Government looks for families

Yorkton, Sask Sept 14(IBNS): According to a recent report published by The Canadian Press, a decline of 50 percent in the number of foster homes in the Yorkton area is prompting the Saskatchewan government to reach out to the community.

Prince George appears on postage stamp for first time

London, Apr 20 (IBNS) As Queen Elizabeth II is gearing up to celebrate her 90th birthday on Thursday, a new picture of the British royal family has been released, showcasing all the four generations, which will be used by the Royal Mail on its special stamps.

Afghanistan: 6 members of family killed by militants

Kabul, Dec 27 (IBNS) Militants killed six members of a family in Narai district of Afghanistan on Sunday, media reports said.

Ban welcomes Korean family reunions, looks forward to more dialogue, exchanges

New York, Oct 22 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday welcomed the holding of reunions of separated families of Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK), and stressed that humanitarian measures such as this should be regularized and not subject to political security and considerations.

UN envoy warns Boko Haram aims to destroy family structures

New York, May 28 (IBNS): The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict has condemned Boko Haram militias in Nigeria for “waging war on women’s physical, sexual and reproductive autonomy and rights” by repeatedly raping their female captors and treating them as vessels for producing children for fighters.

Afghanistan: 5 members of a family killed in rocket attack

Kabul, Apr 25 (IBNS) A rocket attack has killed five member of a family in eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan on Friday, media reports said on Saturday.

DR Congo: UN envoy condemns murder of family in eastern town

New York, Aug 15 (IBNS) A senior United Nations official on Thursday condemned the murder of six members of the same family in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and urged those living in the town of Mutarule to practice restraint to avoid further escalation.

Western Sahara: UN announces resumption of family visit flights

New York, Apr 18 (IBNS): The United Nations refugee agency announced on Thursday that following many months of suspension, family visit flights between Sahrawi refugees living in camps near Tindouf, Algeria, and their families in the territory of Western Sahara has resumed.