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East Africa locust outbreak could provoke humanitarian crisis: UN food agency

The Desert Locust outbreak in the Horn of Africa could provoke a humanitarian crisis, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned.  

Charlotta Lomas asked FAO senior locust forecasting officer Keith Cressman to provide an update on what he described as “a very, very scary phenomena”. 

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News in Brief 31 January 2020

  • $1.4 billion needed for UNRWA budget
  • US Middle East plan a ‘one and a half State solution’
  • Do not confuse food charity with ‘right to food’, UN expert tells Italy
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‘If cities don’t develop sustainably, neither will the world’

The challenges facing cities will be highlighted at the World Urban Forum, held in Abu Dhabi between February 8 and 13.

Before he left for the conference , Haoliang Xu, Director of the UNDP's Department of Policy and Programme Support, sat down with Matt Wells from UN News.

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News in Brief 30 January 2020

  • UNHCR suspends work at transit site in Libya 
  • End political deadlock in Iraq, top UN official urges 
  • Rights experts commend safe return of Irish woman associated with ISIL 
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News in Brief 29 January 2020

  • Boosting pneumonia fight could save lives of 9 million children
  • ‘Unprecedented threat’ from rising numbers of Desert Locusts
  • DR Congo can rise above ‘deadly cocktail’ of conflict, rights violations
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DR Congo: UN rights chief says human rights are improving 

Following a five-day visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where instability, inter-communal violence and disease continues to take a heavy toll, the human rights situation there is showing signs of improvement, said High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet.  At the end of her visit this week, the High Commissioner spoke exclusively to Radio Okapi, the Francophone radio station run by the UN Mission in the country, MONUSCO

 

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News in Brief 28 January 2020

  • Iraq: Rights report expresses concerns over ISIL fighter trials
  • Sudan: Violence pushes thousands to flee
  • New financial panel to push Global Goals forward
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‘Time for justice for Roma’, Senior expert urges on Holocaust Remembrance Day 

Dan Pavel Doghi, Senior Adviser on Roma and Sinti issues for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) says the Roma people should finally receive the justice they deserve.  Mr. Doghi attended a United Nations Holocaust Memorial event at UN Headquarters in New York where he spoke about the importance of education to help fight racism and discrimination against vulnerable minorities. 

UN News’s Ana Carmo started by asking him about the fate of the Roma under the Nazi regime.  

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News in Brief 27 January 2020

  • Societies must unite against ‘global crisis of antisemitic hatred’
  • Libya: UN report urges accountability for deadly migrant attack
  • UNESCO chief demands justice for killing of Iraqi reporters
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PODCAST: The Last Cherry Blossom, a story of survival

Yuriko was just a 12 year-old growing up in Hiroshima, when the devastating mushroom cloud enveloped the city in the morning of 6 August 1945. Kathleen Burkinshaw’s novel The Last Cherry Blossom, tells Yuriko’s extraordinary survival story, a journey inspired by the life of the author’s mother, laying bare the importance of nuclear disarmament.

For this edition of our podcast show, The Lid is On, Ana Carmo spoke to Ms. Burkinshaw when she came to talk about the book, at the UN Bookshop in New York last year.

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