Abducted girls released in northwest Nigeria, as fresh attacks rock country’s northeast

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While the release of more than 200 girls abducted from their school on Friday in northwest Nigeria is a welcome development said senior UN officials there on Tuesday, civilians and aid facilities have come under attack in the country’s northeast, highlighting the plight of civilians who have suffered years of conflict and insecurity.  

Yemen pledging conference: Severity of suffering ‘impossible to overstate’ says Guterres 

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UN’s nuclear watchdog agency will not be ‘bargaining chip’ in Iran nuclear deal

The head of the UN’s nuclear watchdog agency told journalists on Monday that inspections in Iran should not be used as a “bargaining chip” to revive a troubled nuclear deal. 

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Fate still unclear of ‘tens of thousands’ of civilian detainees in Syria 

The fate of tens of thousands of civilians being held in Syria’s “notorious” prisons or detention centres is still unclear, 10 years after the country’s civil war began, UN investigators said on Monday. 

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Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire begin history-making COVAX vaccination drives

As the first recipients of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine doses through the UN-partnered COVAX initiative, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana began their vaccine rollouts on Monday, prioritizing frontline workers and vulnerable groups, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Bangladesh: UN rights chief urges transparent probe into writer’s death, review of law under which he was charged

The UN's top human rights official on Monday called for transparent investigation into the death in custody of a writer in Bangladesh, who was held in pre-trial detention for nine months for publishing an article and sharing social media posts critical of the Government’s COVID-19 response. 

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Yemen: UN ceasefire monitoring mission condemns attack on civilians in Hudaydah

The United Nations Mission to Support the Hudaydah Agreement (UNMHA), on Sunday, strongly condemned an attack in Yemen that killed five civilians, including a woman and child. 

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