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News in Brief 29 March 2019

  • UN calls for calm on eve of Gaza protest anniversary
  • Cholera contingencies, a top priority in Cyclone Idai disaster
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A peacekeeper's commitment to improving the lives of women in the Central African Republic

When Lieutenant Commander Marcia Andrade Braga arrived in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, to take up her post as Military Gender Advisor with the UN peacekeeping mission there, MINUSCA, no one else in the mission was tasked with protecting the needs of conflict-affected women.

But just one year on, she has managed to build a network of gender focal points across the country.

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News in Brief 28 March 2019

  • Cyclone Idai’s toll on Zimbabwe 
  • Stem the bloodshed in Mali 
  • Journalist Khashoggi murder trials must meet international standards 
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Sri Lanka must move faster on accountability reforms: UN Human Rights office

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, Mona Rishmawi, whose official title is Chief of Rule of Law Equality and Non Discrimination, at the UN Human Rights office, insisted that Sri Lanka should accelerate measures seeking justice for victims of serious human rights abuses linked to the bloody civil war that ended there in 2009. 

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News in Brief 27 March 2019

  • Sharp increase in Yemen deaths from cholera and diarrhoea
  • Eight years on, Syria humanitarian crisis is ‘far from over’
  • ‘Race against time’ to protect thousands of women and girls affected by Cyclone Idai
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Alarm over ‘widespread and repeated’ sexual abuse of refugee men and boys in Libya

According to a new study by the Women’s Refugee Commission into people attempting to reach Italy from North Africa, sexual abuse of refugees is widespread, particularly in Libya’s detention centres. Researcher Sarah Chynoweth spoke to UN News’s Daniel Johnson.

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News in Brief 26 March 2019

  • Cyclone Idai ‘another alarm bell’ on climate change, says UN’s Guterres
  • Mali’s ‘self-defence’ groups must face justice after deadly intercommunal attacks: UN rights office
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News in Brief 25 March 2019

  • A day to remember the ‘invincible spirit’ of enslaved people
  • Lethal autonomous weapons are ‘morally repugnant,’ says UN chief
  • Rohingya relocation plans: UN urges caution
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Cyclone Idai survivors urgently need safe shelter, water and sanitation, says Red Cross

People affected by Tropical Cyclone Idai in southern Africa, urgently need clean water, safe sanitation facilities and shelter. In an interview with Daniel Johnson from UN News, IFRC Secretary General Elhadj As Sy, described the huge scale of need he witnessed on a visit to Mozambique last Friday.

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Scale of Idai disaster surprised us all: UNICEF

Half of all those affected by Tropical Cyclone Idai are extremely vulnerable children, UNICEF said on Friday.  Speaking to Daniel Johnson from UN News, UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac gave an update on the latest situation on the ground.

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