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News in Brief 26 March 2019

  • Cyclone Idai ‘another alarm bell’ on climate change, says UN’s Guterres
  • Mali’s ‘self-defence’ groups must face justice after deadly intercommunal attacks: UN rights office
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News in Brief 25 March 2019

  • A day to remember the ‘invincible spirit’ of enslaved people
  • Lethal autonomous weapons are ‘morally repugnant,’ says UN chief
  • Rohingya relocation plans: UN urges caution
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Cyclone Idai survivors urgently need safe shelter, water and sanitation, says Red Cross

People affected by Tropical Cyclone Idai in southern Africa, urgently need clean water, safe sanitation facilities and shelter. In an interview with Daniel Johnson from UN News, IFRC Secretary General Elhadj As Sy, described the huge scale of need he witnessed on a visit to Mozambique last Friday.

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Scale of Idai disaster surprised us all: UNICEF

Half of all those affected by Tropical Cyclone Idai are extremely vulnerable children, UNICEF said on Friday.  Speaking to Daniel Johnson from UN News, UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac gave an update on the latest situation on the ground.

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News in Brief 22 March 2019

  • Needs still ‘critical’ for Cyclone Idai survivors, says UNICEF chief
  • Additional 15,000 people expected at Syria’s Al Hol camp after fleeing ISIL fighters
  • Human Rights Council resolutions wrap
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News in Brief 21 March 2019

  • UN experts call for urgent action to end racial discrimination, in wake of New Zealand attack
  • ‘Massive and protracted’ humanitarian crisis in DR Congo can be ‘beaten back’ if donors step up
  • Idai disaster: Stranded victims still need rescue from heavy rains as UN scales up response
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Big gains for Global South countries ‘learning from each other’: UN agricultural development official

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)’s vice-president, Cornelia Richter, is participating at the UN’s Second High-Level Conference on South-South Cooperation, or BAPA+40, in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires this week. Laura Quinones is there, reporting for UN News and spoke to Ms. Richter. 

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News in Brief 20 March 2019

  • UN ramps up humanitarian response to Cyclone Idai
  • UN court increases Karadžić sentence to life imprisonment
  • South-South cooperation key to fight against global warming: UN chief
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News in Brief 19 March 2019

  • Humanitarian emergency getting bigger by the hour, warns UN food agency
  • DRC’s election of President Tshisekedi 'a momentous transition moment'
  • Mali violence ‘is worsening’ for civilian in centre and north, warns rights expert
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News in Brief 18 March 2019

  • UN will support DR Congo in addressing on-going threats to peace and security  
  • Syrians continue to suffer from one of the worst conflicts of our time: Guterres 
  • Terrorist attack in Mali condemned by UN representative in the country 
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