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SUNS # 8614 Monday 5 February 2018
 
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United Nations : World cereal supplies set to hit all-time high, says FAO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
World cereal supplies are expected to rise to an all-time high of nearly 3,331 million tonnes in the 2017/18 season, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has said in its latest forecast.

United Nations : Climate-related disasters cost nearly $400 billion last year (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
I am pleased to be with you at this important and timely summit on climate risk and to discuss the opportunities that are there for us to seize through decisive climate action.

Development : Sexual harassment - at least 2 billion women (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Most of the world's women have experienced sexual harassment.

Latin America : Wars, crises and catastrophes drive immigration to Brazil (PRIV)
(IPS, Rio de Janeiro)
The war in Angola, the earthquake in Haiti, Venezuela's political crisis and shortages and the political repression in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are the main driving factors behind the recent waves of immigration to Brazil.


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