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News in Brief 27 May 2019

  • Yemen war update as 27 children are killed in just over 10 days
  • UN Mission in Libya, alarmed over attacks, kidnapping
  • Major new UN Habitat Assembly gets underway in Nairobi
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Lack of media diversity an ‘effect of slavery’, BuzzFeed beauty director

As the beauty director of digital media giant BuzzFeed, Essence Gant makes sure its content is inclusive and sensitive – helping to balance representation and reflect diversity. Highlighting lack of diversity as a “direct result of the effects of slavery that we're still dealing with”, Ms. Gant told UN News's Ana Carmo what media needs to do to change the narrative.

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Why UNICEF’s $7 million funding appeal is so important for Afghan children

The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has just made an appeal for $7 million to help treat extremely vulnerable children who are suffering from the worst form of malnutrition. In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, UNICEF Spokesperson Christophe Boulierac explains how the agency provides help throughout the war-torn country – and what could happen if it doesn’t get the funding it needs.

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News in Brief 24 May 2019

  • $7 million funding appeal to help most vulnerable children in Afghanistan
  • UN health agency applauds Brazilian compensation bid from tobacco giants
  • Myanmar refugees face even greater water shortages in Bangladesh camps
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News in Brief 23 May 2019

  • DR Congo: ‘No time to lose’ says newly appointed Ebola response coordinator 
  • Draft El Salvador bill could give amnesty to serious human rights violators, Bachelet warns
  • First ever UN conference on ending sexual and gender-based violence underway  
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Drought in Somalia could hit not only livelihoods but also ‘pastoralists identity’ 

With drought in Somalia on the verge of affecting 2.2 million across the country - almost a fifth of the population - UN agencies are calling for urgent funds for critical livelihood support.   Stressing that drought is causing crops to fail and livestock to die, OCHA’s Justin Brady said that not only livelihoods were at stake, but the whole centuries-old “identity” of pastoralists in the region. 

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News in Brief 22 May 2019

  • Fighting hate crimes in the courts: UN justice experts meet at Vienna conference
  • UK Government austerity measures have led to ‘record levels of hunger and homelessness’ : independent UN expert
  • Algeria and Argentina officially recognized as malaria-free
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News in Brief 21 May 2019

  • UN food agency still seeking agreement with Yemen’s Houthis to stop aid diversion
  • ISIL children held in ‘secret detention facilities’, UN human rights office warns
  • Venezuela’s masses need international protection, urges UNHCR
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News in Brief 20 May 2019

  • Italy proposal to fine migrant rescue boats condemned by human rights experts
  • Ebola threat still ‘very high’ in DRC, warns WHO chief
  • On World Bee day, human activity blamed for falling pollinator populations
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A world without bees would wipe out many staple crops, UN warns on World Bee Day

What would a world without bees look like? Their absence would mean no more coffee, apples, almonds, tomatoes and cocoa, to name just a few of the crops that rely on pollination for yield and quality.  For this Target Zero Hunger podcast, Charlotta Lomas spoke to FAO’s Abram Bicksler about sustainable agriculture practices that can help protect bees.

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