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News in Brief 24 June 2022

  • ‘Mass hunger and starvation’, wrong in 21st century: UN chief
  • Life-saving relief continues to reach quake-hit eastern Afghanistan
  • Shireen Abu Akleh: fatal shot came from Israeli gun - OHCHR
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UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva: Afghanistan quake, Ukraine treasures at risk

In this week’s show, the UN ramps up aid for eastern Afghanistan, where communities are reeling after its deadliest earthquake in decades. In Nigeria, the humanitarian crisis in the northeast still needs all our attention, as we’ll hear aid chief Matthias Schmale – but it’s far from the only place where that’s the case, according to a new UNICEF alert. And in Ukraine, the targeting of cultural treasures must stop, says UNESCO chief Audrey Azoulay.

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News in Brief 23 June 2022

  • WFP deploys food and logistics equipment to quake-hit Afghanistan
  • End targeting of Ukraine’s cultural sites, urges UNESCO
  • Global hunger crisis pushing one child into severe malnutrition every minute    
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PODCAST: Barbados and the Blue Economy – Return of the turtles

For the last episode in our mini-series exploring some of the ocean-related issues facing Barbados, Conor Lennon went to one of the sea turtle nesting grounds on the southwest of the island.

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News in Brief 22 June 2022

  • Greece: Migration policies riding roughshod over human rights
  • Iran urged to call off amputations: OHCHR
  • Moving towards a low carbon future
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Nigeria’s crisis in northeast, already a humanitarian emergency: OCHA

UN humanitarians raised the alarm on Tuesday over frightening levels of child hunger in northeast Nigeria that are linked to more than a decade of violence by non-State armed groups.

In the three states where needs are greatest – Borno, Adamawa and Yobe - more than 1.7 million children under five, are already at risk of serious malnutrition. With more, here’s the UN’s Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria, Matthias Schmale, talking to UN News’s Daniel Johnson.

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News in Brief 21 June 2022

  • WHO to hold emergency Monkeypox meeting
  • Key biodiversity talks begin in Nairobi - UNEP
  • Nigeria's emergency will get worse without extra funding: OCHA
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PODCAST: Barbados and the Blue Economy - Restoring the reef

In our third episode looking at ocean-related issues facing the eastern Caribbean island nation of Barbados, released in the run-up to the UN Oceans Conference, we turn to the issue of the coral reef.

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Empowering us all, to restore the ocean

Empowering people to become more responsible and protect ocean resources, is the way that the UN Scientific, Educational and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) believes we can all unlock innovative ocean science solutions.

Francesca Santoro is in charge of ocean literacy at UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC), based in Venice.

Ms. Santoro explained to UN News’s Ana Carmo, what ocean literacy entails, and how the involvement of younger generations is crucial to help restore the ocean.

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News in Brief 20 June 2022

  • Ben Stiller’s message of solidarity on World Refugee Day: UNHCR
  • WFP announces further ration cuts for food insecure communities
  • Mali: Attack against UN peacekeepers claims life of one ‘blue helmet’
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