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News in Brief 21 February 2018

  • Syria crisis: UN chief “deeply alarmed” over besieged Eastern Ghouta
  • Data key to achieving SDGs: UN deputy chief
  • UNESCO promotes value of multilingualism on International Mother Language Day
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News in Brief 20 February 2018

  • UNICEF has “no words” to describe barbaric acts in East Ghouta
  • UNHCR alarmed by “atrocities” in DRC
  • UNCTAD contemplates multilateral trade “crisis”
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Newborn babies deserve greatest chance to survive: UNICEF

One million newborns die the day they are born and a staggering 2.6 million do not survive their first month of life.

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Surviving Gaza: one mother tells us her community could go “over the edge” without UN support

Cuts in UN funding for Gaza’s Palestine refugees threaten to push the entire community “over the edge”, combined with what one senior official has called the “combustible cocktail of humanitarian, political and security challenges” facing the territory.

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News in Brief 19 February 2018

  • Latin America and Caribbean “pioneers” in asylum rights: UN refugee chief
  • Tonga state of emergency after powerful cyclone: OCHA
  • UN labour chief urges fair treatment for migrant workers
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News in Brief 16 February 2018

  • “Fatal journeys” for migrant children
  • Nine killed in smugglers’ truck accident
  • Mother of stillborn baby is released from 30-year “aggravated homicide” sentence
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Better data needed to protect children on the move: UN Migration Agency

The UN Migration Agency (IOM) which has joined with partners to call

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Don’t 'panic' over Fall Armyworm pest, FAO urges African farmers

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has published a comprehensive guide on managing the Fall Armyworm (FAW), a cro

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“Lives can get better” in South Sudan: Mission chief tells UN News

The Head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) says there’s reason to be optimistic that a lasting peace deal can be struck this year.

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'New chance at life' for refugees from Libya

Since November, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has evacuated more than 1,000 extremely vulnerable refugees from Libya, providing them “with a new chance at life”.

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