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New life-prolonging cancer medicines added to list of essential treatments

Groundbreaking cancer treatments and medicines used to help mothers who’ve just given birth, are just two of the essential health products that all countries around the world should be providing, UN experts said on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 08 July 2019

  • India and Pakistan failing to address Kashmir human rights concerns
  • Homicide killing far more people than armed conflict
  • Neo-Nazi groups seeking to recruit children online
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News in Brief 05 July 2019

  • Six children among fatalities after Libya detention centre bombings
  • Dozens of lives lost as Mediterranean migrant vessel capsizes
  • Monsoon rains wreak havoc in Bangladesh camps
  • 'Time and space' needed for Venezuela reforms: Bachelet
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News in Brief 04 July 2019

  • Millions risk being cut off from safe water as hostilities escalate in Eastern Ukraine – UNICEF  
  • WFP scales up assistance to an additional 12,000 non-refugees in Gaza
  • Pay packet inequality growing worldwide, says new UN report
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News in Brief 03 July 2019

  • UN condemns deadly airstrike on migrant centre as possible war crime
  • Situation in Myanmar is deteriorating, says UN human rights expert
  • UN experts say millions in Indian state of Assam dealing with ‘xenophobic climate’
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News in Brief 2 July 2019

  • DRC: UN food agency triples aid in strife-hit Ituri province
  • Zika transmission low, but travellers should be vigilant, says WHO
  • Eritrea rights violations persist, Human Rights Council hears
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News in Brief 1 July 2019

  • Heat stress spike predicted to cost global economy $2,400 billion a year
  • 1.4 million refugees set to need urgent resettlement in 2020: UNHCR
  • Belarus: UN human rights experts denounce execution
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Heat stress set to cost world economy $2,400 billion a year: ILO

Two thousand four hundred billion dollars: that’s the expected cost of heat stress to the global economy every year from 2030, and it’s a conservative estimate, UN work experts said on Monday. In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, Catherine Saget, from the International Labour Organization, warns that developing West African States are likely to be worst-hit, as they’re facing a five per cent drop in working hours by the end of the next decade, caused by rising temperatures.

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