Social media highlights from Darfur, Libya, Solomon Islands, Somalia and more
Here’s a selection of photos and videos you may have missed posted on UN social media accounts from around the UN system over the past few weeks and shared with our social media team. Thank you to all who contributed!United Nation’s Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos spoke at an event on international humanitarian response to the crisis in Syria. “The brutal conflict is not only shattering Syria’s present: it is also destroying its future,” she said. Thanks to United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) for posting this photo of aid reaching children there and more in this photo album on Facebook. In this photo over 200 kilos of unexploded ordinances (UXOs), captured from al-Shabaab militants, are destroyed at a safe location outside of Mogadishu, Somalia. Here, a team of soldiers from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) dispose of weapons on a regular basis in order to ensure the safety and security of civilians. Thanks to United Nations Photo for posting this and more on their Facebook page. Earlier this year, a severe earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit the Solomon Islands leaving thousands of people homeless. In this photo, a team of nurses is heading out to one of the health clinics on the islands to help the local people there. Thanks to the World Health Organization (WHO) for posting this and more photos in their Facebook album. This photo collage features images from the Proud to be Indigenous campaign running through end of May where indigenous peoples from all over the world show are invited to share why they are proud of their heritage. Tweet your own photo by tagging #Proud2BIndigenous! Thanks to Proud To Be Indigenous for posting this and more on their Facebook page.
In this video interview, ITU catches up with Kofi Annan to ask how technology might help empower the world’s youth. Thanks to ITU for posting this and more on their YouTube account.A clear visual impact of the conflict in Syria on civilians — satellite images from @UNOSAT — show startling growth of the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan in less than 6 months. Thanks to United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (@UNOCHA) for posting this and more on their Twitter account.
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