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UNV Message for the International Day of UN Peacekeepers
27 May 2016
Bonn, Germany: The UN sets aside 29 May as the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers to honour the memory of UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives in the cause of peace.

Some 2,000 UN Volunteers are among the 18,000 international and national civilian personnel who tirelessly work with people and communities living at and behind the frontlines.
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UNV in Action – Humanitarian Assistance
26 May 2016
Humanitarian assistance is a key issue to UNV. Emergency response, child and refugee protection, empowerment of vulnerable communities and the delivery of basic services are humanitarian endeavors where UN Volunteers show a strong track record. In order to be most effective and able, UNV has traditionally targeted close cooperation with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the World Food Programme, the Office for Humanitarian Affairs, the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the United Nations Population Fund and various other UN agencies. Read
The critical role of volunteers as first responders
25 May 2016
Istanbul, Turkey: The critical role of volunteers as first responders in emergencies and crises was the topic of a side event that was held on 23 May on the sidelines of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. The panel discussion was jointly held by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Read
Countries:  Turkey
Improving living conditions in Haiti
19 May 2016
As a UNV Water Sanitation Engineer, Riza Elfina supervises the water quality control laboratory and the installation of relevant water treatment plants. (UNV, 2016)
I joined the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti as a UN Volunteer one year after the devastating earthquake that struck the country in 2010. This tragic event motivated me to dedicate my time and experience to help restore a secure and stable environment in Haiti. I now serve as a UNV Water Sanitation Engineer, supervising the water quality control laboratory and the installation of relevant water treatment plants. Read
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Countries:  Haiti
UN Volunteers to assist in relief efforts in Ecuador
20 April 2016
Photo: UNICEF Ecuador.
Quito, Ecuador: On 16 April 2016, the Pacific coast of Ecuador was hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake, the strongest in decades, killing over 500 women, men and children, injuring more than 4,600, and affecting the lives of half a million people. In collaboration with a number of UN partner agencies on the ground in Ecuador, UNV is ready to mobilize UN Volunteers with extensive experience in the field of emergency response and early recovery.  Read
Countries:  Ecuador

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