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COVID-19: infections are worsening everywhere, warns UN agency for Palestine refugees 

Keeping COVID-19 infections at bay among Palestinian refugees has never been so important at the start of this new academic year, the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has said. 

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, agency spokesperson Tamara Alrifai explains how the agency has put changes in place to keep the 5.6 million people it helps safe in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank - including East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. 

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News in Brief 10 September 2020

  • 'Halt deadly misinformation' in global vaccine race: UN chief
  • 58 countries pledge industrial transfats elimination: WHO
  • Southeast Asia commits to fight coronavirus 'as one'
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News in Brief 9 September 2020

  • Yemen war crimes fears highlighted
  • WFP welcomes $50 million Yemen boost
  • Mali must end slavery: UN rights experts
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News in Brief 8 September 2020

  • Alexei Navalny poisoning must get independent probe
  • Burkina Faso: 535,000 children under five ‘acutely’ malnourished
  • 83 migrants rescued in Sahara Desert bound for Libya
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News in Brief 7 September 2020

  • Alert over migrants stranded following Mediterranean rescue
  • Andaman Sea ordeal claims 30 Rohingya refugee lives
  • Call for world action over clean air and blue skies
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News in Brief 4 September 2020

  • More support needed to aid Beirut children's return to class
  • Violence could spark new DR Congo mass displacement
  • UNRWA appeal to help Palestine refugees keep COVID at bay
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World hunger problem can be overcome: UN envoy

In an interview with Conor Lennon from UN News, Agnes Kalibata, responsible for running the first-ever UN Food Systems Summit., outlined the ways that food systems are negatively impacting the world.

She began by explaining why it is so important to tackle the issue.

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News in Brief 3 September 2020

  • Refugee students shut out of school due to COVID
  • ICC speaks out against US sanctions of senior officials
  • WHO backs steroids for COVID patients, but only severely ill
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News in Brief 2 September 2020

  • Refugee students shut out of school due to COVID
  • ICC speaks out against US sanctions of senior officials
  • WHO backs steroids for COVID patients, but only severely ill
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Beirut blast: Helping children cope with catastrophe

For many children, their safest place is at home. In Beirut, last month’s huge explosion that devasted the port and surrounding neighbourhoods, changed that forever.

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, child protection officer Roula Abi Saad, describes what UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is doing to address their fears, in safe spaces dotted around Lebanon’s capital city.

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