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No school for 3.7 million refugee children

Lebanese teacher Nathalie Jaber helps a Syrian student at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan (AN/U.K. DFID)

(AN) — More than half of the world’s 7.1 million school-age refugee children fail to receive a basic education due to host nations’ lack of money, classrooms, teachers and other resources, the U.N. refugee agency reported on Friday.

Europeans probe Facebook cryptocurrency

A photo illustration of Facebook’s planned Libra cryptocurrency (AN/Christoph Scholz)

(AN) — The European Commission has opened an antitrust investigation into “potential anti-competitive behavior” related to Facebook’s Libra Association created to oversee its cryptocurrency project, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.

UNSC takes up Kashmir after half-century

Indian Army troops in Pahalgam, among the Indian-administered portions of Jammu and Kashmi (AN/Bombman)

(AN) — The United Nations Security Council met to formally discuss Jammu and Kashmir on Friday for the first time in almost a half-century, signaling the intense stakes as protests and clashes with police intensified.

Winnie Byanyima named to lead UNAIDS

Winnie Byanyima, the new executive director of UNAIDS (AN/OXFAM International)

(AN) — Winnie Byanyima, a humanitarian activist who heads Oxfam International, was appointed on Wednesday to serve as executive director of the Joint U.N. Program on HIV/AIDS, or UNAIDS.

WFP to quadruple food aid in 4 countries

Crops irrigated during drought-affected Nicaragua's dry season through use of special rain-fed reservoirs (AN/Neil Palmer)

(AN) — The World Food Program announced plans on Friday to almost quadruple the number of people it aids in four drought-affected nations of Central America, hoping to ease migration pressures among hungry inhabitants.

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