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DR Congo’s ‘huge humanitarian crisis’ must not be forgotten

With around 15 million people in need of assistance, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is one of the biggest humanitarian crises in the world; it is also one of the most underfunded.

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson for World Humanitarian Day on Wednesday, veteran UN aid coordinator Diego Zorrilla explains what’s most important for Congolese communities today.

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News in Brief 18 August 2020

  • Death Valley reading, likely record highest temperature since 1931 
  • Sahel protection crisis sees one million displaced in Burkina Faso
  • Halt all evictions until COVID-19 pandemic ends
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News in Brief 17 August 2020

  • Belarus: Children beaten in detention
  • UN stands with Somalia after terrorist bombing
  • Virtual Concert to fight COVID, unites Pacific
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News in Brief 14 August 2020

  • UNDP to support economic recovery in Beirut
  • UN chief welcomes UAE-Israel deal to end West Bank annexations
  • WFP warns of food insecurity in DR Congo 
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Solidarity through song: Tongan musician hails Pacific Unite Concert

Pacific communities are coming together through song and music in just a few hours’ time, to help beat back the coronavirus pandemic and assist vulnerable nations in the region build a better future. The Pacific Unite Concert, on Saturday, will be paying tribute to essential workers for their lifesaving effort, and supporting all islanders to play their part in preventing transmission.

One of the musicians taking part is Mia Kami, from Tonga but based in Fiji, who’s also a climate change activist with the 350.org international grassroots movement. 

 

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News in Brief 13 August 2020

  • Access to handwashing facilities, key for safe return to schools
  • UNESCO rallies international community to save historic Beirut culture
  • Nearly 3,000 community health workers trained to aid Haiti COVID response
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News in Brief 12 August 2020

  • COVID creates ‘opportunities for peace’, despite challenges 
  • UN chief urges ‘preservation of peace’ in protest-hit Bolivia
  • WFP chief pledges emergency food support to Lebanon
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News in Brief 11 August 2020

  • Dozens of refugees killed in Beirut blast 
  • Sudan: Violence in Western Darfur force 2,500 into Chad
  • Polio campaigns ramp up in Afghanistan and Pakistan
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Forest protection and tradition inspires young Indian to tackle climate crisis

In early July, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, announced the names of seven young climate leaders – between the ages of 18 and 28 years old – who will be advising him regularly on how best to accelerate global action and ambition to tackle the worsening climate crisis.

Archana Soreng, from India, was among them, joining a prestigious circle of advocates and activists, as part of the UN’s Youth Strategy aiming to “show the world what bold leadership looks like”. 

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News in Brief 10 August 2020

  • UN will support Lebanon ‘in every possible way’ pledges UN chief
  • UN rights chief warns new Somalia draft law ‘risks legitimizing child marriage’
  • Boosting migrant worker protections during COVID pandemic
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