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SUNS # 8746 Tuesday 4 September 2018

Mideast : UNRWA will prevail despite US funding cut, says its chief (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Expressing deep regret and disappointment at the decision by the United States on 31 August to provide no additional funding to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), its Commissioner-General made clear that UNRWA's operations will continue and that the agency will prevail.

Rights : Accessible public transport, housing, need for people with disabili ties (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Even though over six billion people - nearly one billion of whom will have disabilities - are expected to live in urban centres by 2050, many of the world's major urban cities have a long way to go before their infrastructure becomes inclusive for people with disabilities.

Bangladesh : Addressing age-old public transportation system (PRIV)
(IPS, Dhaka)
After the recent student uprising in Bangladesh, and despite increased policing on the streets and amendments to the traffic laws, there has been criticism that things have not changed signifi cantly enough to make the country's roads safer.

Vanuatu : How safe drinking water will save women time (PRIV)
(IPS, Johannesburg)
Access to safe water for drinki ng and an adequate supply of water for other purposes is challenging in the ru ral areas of Vanuatu.

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