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News in Brief 27 November 2019

  • UN Mission in Afghanistan supports child sex abuse allegations
  • Thousands of children killed by measles in DR Congo
  • Eat the Mediterranean way: UN food agency
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Billions still needed to rebuild Iraq, only ‘a drop in the ocean’ received

The UN is working in Iraq on many fronts, including assisting the rebuilding of northern areas devastated during the war against ISIL terrorists, says the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator there. Marta Ruedas cites the World Bank and Iraq Government in estimating that reconstruction will cost $88 billion - but just over $1 billion has been received so far. In a recent visit to UN Headquarters, she spoke to Liz Scaffidi, and began by addressing the recent political upheaval across Iraq, which has seen thousands of protesters killed and wounded.

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News in Brief 26 November 2019

  • HIV in decline worldwide but thousands of children still being infected
  • ‘Climate procrastination’ means we now need to cut emissions by more than half, urge UN climate experts
  • Yemen’s warring parties must de-escalate, urges UN head of ceasefire mission
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Here’s what you need to know about the new Emissions Gap Report

If we told you that greenhouse gas emissions are measured in gigatonnes, how many of them do you think we need to stop producing, if we’re to keep the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius in line with the

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News in Brief 25 November 2019

  • UN chief praises peaceful Colombia protests, condemns violence 
  • UN Mission, community leaders, condemn South Sudan rioting
  • Mine action champion, Norway hosts anti-landmine summit 
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Gaza youth facing ‘daily existence in a nightmarish scenario’

With unemployment in Gaza standing at 54 per cent, young people there are living “a daily existence in a nightmarish scenario”, according to Jamie McGoldrick, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory.

Mr. McGoldrick spoke to May Yaacoub about challenges facing UNRWA, the UN agency that assists the Palestinian people, which continues to face a staggering $200 million funding shortfall.

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News in Brief 22 November 2019

  • New DRC Ebola virus transmission chain risks reversing major gains: WHO
  • Venezuela: WFP makes urgent appeal for US$196 million to help millions of refugees, migrants
  • Libya: 600 migrants discovered on at least nine boats in Mediterranean Sea
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Four in five adolescents fail to meet minimum exercise level

It’s widely understood that exercise is good for you, but how much should that be?

In the first global study of its kind into schoolchildren aged 11 to 17 years old, the World Health Organization (WHO) found that four in five of them are not active for even 60 minutes of exercise a day – that’s the minimum recommended amount.

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News in Brief 21 November 2019

  • UNICEF spotlights degree of vulnerability for Syrian children living in conflict
  • Governments ‘failing’ to tackle business-related rights abuses
  • Stark disparity in overall prisoner health versus persons walking free, new study shows
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News in Brief 20 November 2019

  • Children are leading calls for a sustainable future: UN chief
  • Huge disconnect between global warming goals and fossil fuel production: new UN report
  • UN experts call for release of lawyer detained in ‘double jeopardy’ case
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