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    UNV SUPPORTS UNHCR OPERATIONS ON THE THAI-MYANMAR BORDER
    UNV SUPPORTS UNHCR OPERATIONS ON THE THAI-MYANMAR BORDER
    Sarah Zorc, (USA) (left), a UN Volunteer with UNHCR, follows up with a refugee family on their resettlement case in the Baan Mai Noi Soi Temporary Shelter Area, Thailand. The shelter area is located close to the Myanmar border. (Panupong Changchai, 2016)
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    UN VOLUNTEERS HELP REBUILD ECUADOR AFTER DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE
    UN VOLUNTEERS HELP REBUILD ECUADOR AFTER DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE
    Ana Belén Harb (left), national UN Volunteer Programme Assistant with UNICEF Ecuador, and Rocío Zambrano, Local Assistant, discuss activities carried out for children as part of the recovery efforts after the earthquake of April 2016 in Ecuador. (Juan Diego Pérez Arias/UNV, 2016)
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    UN VOLUNTEERS IMPROVE COASTAL AND MARITIME RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN WEST AFRICA
    UN VOLUNTEERS IMPROVE COASTAL AND MARITIME RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN WEST AFRICA
    UN Volunteer Moussa Habou improves coastal and maritime resources management in West Africa. (Cherkaoui, UNV, 2015)

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  • Land degradation in the south of Ecuador particularly impacts rural women, most of them of indigenous descent, who are highly dependent on natural resources for their livelihoods. Serving with UN Women, UN Volunteer Jasmin Blessing is helping boost their economic empowerment
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