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News in Brief 3 August 2020

  • No coronavirus ‘silver bullet’
  • Crisis-resilient supply chains needed
  • ‘Gunpoint censorship’ cannot go unpunished
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PODCAST: Ukuleles help reforest Hawaii

The manufacture of ukuleles by a company in Hawaii is helping to promote Hawaii’s culture of aloha, with the added benefit of reforesting the US Pacific Ocean island state.

Daniel Dickinson reports from Hawaii, where climate action is mingling with an ancient Pacific culture.

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News in Brief 30 July 2020

  • UN chief appeals for resolution to Darfur violence
  • Acute hunger likely hitting 6 in 10 Zimbabweans
  • COVID increasing 'dehumanising' discrimination against Roma
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Wisdom of indigenous peoples is being lost, warns UN Latin America chief

In Latin America, indigenous people are being particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alicia Bárcena, the head of ECLAC, the UN body for the region, is concerned by the health risks faced by indigenous people, as well as rising poverty.

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News in Brief 29 July 2020

  • African migrants, refugees, abused throughout journeys
  • 300 million fewer tourists due to COVID: WTO
  • Peaceful assembly defined by UN rights committee
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Learning can counter COVID-19 crisis and give hope, says UN education partner

In an emergency, education isn’t perhaps the first priority that springs to mind, when it comes to helping people in crisis.

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News in Brief 28 July 2020

  • Jailed DPRK women forced home, 'face grevious abuse'
  • COVID likely not seasonal, WHO warns
  • Desert Locust upsurge tamed in Kenya
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Successes in hepatitis B transmission must be protected, says WHO

It’s never been more important to invest in vaccines to protect against hepatitis – a preventable disease of the liver that kills 1.4 million people a year – the UN health agency has said.

It has also warned that the COVID-19 crisis has distracted Governments from vital vaccination work, including preventing mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B. Infants are especially vulnerable, as about 90 per cent of those infected in their first year will have it for life, as WHO’s Dr Meg Doherty tells UN News’s Daniel Johnson.

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News in Brief 27 July 2020

  • 'Hard choices' ahead on COVID warns WHO
  • Rights to water and sanitation are key: UN experts
  • Good news on hepatitis B
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News in Brief 24 July 2020

  • Arctic on fire, shows need for climate action
  • US protests should be free of violence fears
  • Push for peace in Mali: UN rights experts
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