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ISLAND VOICES: Vanuatu’s new wave of female surfers

In the Vanuatu, young women are taking their long boards to the water, refusing to accept the idea that surfing is only for men.

”Solwota Sista” is the first episode of Island Voices, a three-part podcast series which looks at the ways that women in Vanuatu are attempting to break down barriers.

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News in Brief 26 February 2021

  • UN climate report a ‘red alert’ for the planet: Guterres 
  • People falling even further behind in COVID-19 crisis, says UN rights chief  
  • Condemnation over new attack on Nigerian school, hundreds of girls missing 
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Attacks on Nigeria’s schools are a way of life, but kids are returning to class: UNICEF 

Attacks on schools in northeast Nigeria and elsewhere are “a way of life” and their impact is “devastating” on children’s mental health. 

Despite the dangers, boys and girls are returning in their thousands to places that were previously in the grip of Boko Haram extremists, according to UN Children’s Fund UNICEF

UN News’s Daniel Johnson spoke to the agency’s representative in Nigeria, Peter Hawkins.  

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Podcast - UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva – Belarus, Eritrea and the U.S. at the Human Rights Council, Nigeria school attacks 

In this week’s show we’re covering: Belarus, Eritrea and the US at the Human Rights Council, during the first week of its month-long new session in Geneva.  

And after gunmen abducted around 40 students and teachers from a boarding school in rural Nigeria, an interview with UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) country representative Peter Hawkins; such attacks are a way of life, he tells us... not forgetting closing comments from regular guests Solange Behoteguy-Cortes and Alpha Diallo.  

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Podcast: A child surviving the Łódź Ghetto

Broni Zajbert was six years old when Nazis forced his family into the Łódź Ghetto where he, his brother and parents witnessed the hunger, sickness and death that preyed upon Jews in their living quarters.

For five years, the family of four watched anti-Semite SS officers deport thousands of Jews on trains, never to return. Mr. Zajbert’s parents did everything in their power to keep their family alive, despite the nightmarish conditions in which they lived. 

He speaks to Natalie Hutchison for this edition of In Their Words: Surviving the Holocaust. Finding Hope.

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News in Brief 25 February 2021

  • ECOWAS and UN strongly condemn electoral violence in Niger
  • UNICEF signs COVID-19 vaccine agreement with AstraZeneca
  • South Sudan: WHO supports polio vaccination campaign targeting 2.8 million children
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News in Brief 24 February 2021

  • Historic first as COVAX COVID vaccines reach Ghana
  • WHO announces COVID deaths drop 20% in a week worldwide 
  • Get with new tech, or risk falling further behind: UNCTAD
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News in Brief 23 February 2021

  • First wave of COVID-19 vaccine syringes start journey to Maldives
  • Oxygen shortage hits 500,000 virus sufferers in developing countries 
  • ‘Disturbing spike’ in Afghan civilian casualties linked to peace talks  
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News in Brief 22 February 2021

  • Coups have no place in world today, UN chief tells Myanmar military 
  • Rights chief Bachelet insists we have the chance to build back better after pandemic 
  • Condemnation for deadly attack on UN humanitarians in DR Congo  
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News in Brief 19 February 2021

  • Violence engulfs South Sudan, ‘Children all have guns’ 
  • Vital humanitarian air links at risk, humanitarian operations under threat, warns WFP
  • UN human rights office alarmed by ‘attacks’ on judicial independence in Haiti
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