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News in Brief 21 November 2018

  • Central African Republic: UN warns that more than six in 10 people now need urgent humanitarian assistance
  • Future of climate change hinges on contributions by youth – UN deputy chief in China
  • After decade of progress, rural areas of Latin America, Caribbean slide back into poverty – UN report
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Near record funding for landmine clearance, but casualties remain high

The use of anti-personnel mines has “dramatically decreased” in recent decades, a leading expert on the munitions said on Tuesday, amid concerns about the high number of civilian casualties in conflict zones. Amelie Chayer from UN partner organization the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, told UN News how the international community to tackling the issue.

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Millie Bobby Brown leading youth to #GoBlue as new UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

On this World Children’s Day, when kids across the globe unite for their rights, Emmy-Nominated actress Millie Bobby Brown has been named the newest

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News in Brief 20 November 2018

  • Cameroon violence condemned by UN human rights office in appeal for dialogue to address grievances
  • Support for landmine clearance growing but casualties remain high: monitor
  • Kids’ takeover at the UN story: Millie Bobby Brown is UNICEF’s new Goodwill Ambassador
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Toilet talk is essential to help 2.5 billion people who have nowhere to relieve themselves

It’s not every day you see a giant inflatable toilet installed in downtown Geneva outside the UN, but that’s what was on view today, in a bid to raise awareness about the fact that more than 890 million people still defecate in the open.

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News in Brief 19 November 2018

  • Malaria report shows rise in new cases
  • If any side fails, every side fails – UN envoy for Middle East Peace Process
  • UN chief marks violence against women campaign at UN HQ ceremony
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'YouTubers’ putting a stop to intolerance on International Day

Ending intolerance means eliminating one of humanity’s “dark spots,” Sukhdeep Singh Bhogal, better known as YouTube hip-hop artist and musician, L-FRESH THE LION, told UN News on Friday, marking the International Day for Tolerance.

 He spoke with Natalie Hutchison of UN News about how is striving to take down cultural  barriers by drawing from his multinational background. 

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News in Brief 16 November 2018

  • UNICEF adds voice to concerns over Rohingya return to Myanmar
  • Afghanistan alert – widespread drought affects 3.5m people
  • Libya hospital attack just one of a rising number, warns WHO
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News in Brief 15 November 2018

  • Strong, coordinated measures needed to stem terrorism in Sahel
  • Yemen: The worst humanitarian crisis on earth
  • Plunging temperatures in Ukraine underscore need for humanitarian support
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UN News goes inside Gaza’s biggest hospital

For this special edition of our Lid Is On podcast, the head of our UN News Arabic unit, Reem Abaza, reports from the Al-Shifa Hospital, where dozens of victims of violence are undergoing often years of treatment, in the face of cutbacks and funding crises.

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