News in Brief

News in Brief 5 May 2021

  • COVID-19 pandemic preparedness hub to open in Berlin to promote transparency, early warning capability
  • 155 million faced acute food insecurity last year, with conflict the main driver
  • South Asia at breaking point as COVID infections spike: UNICEF
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3'23"

News in Brief 4 May 2021

  • El Salvador top court dismissals: human rights chief
  • UNHCR urges Europeans to show more solidarity with Mediterranean migrants
  • ‘Joy’ in South Sudan as schools reopen across country after 14 months - UNICEF
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3'49"

News in Brief 3 May 2021

  • E-commerce’s dramatic rise fuelled by COVID-19 restrictions: UNCTAD
  • Press freedom 'a cornerstone of democracy' says UN chief
  • UN migration agency launches appeal to support COVID-19 shots in East Africa
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3'3"

News in Brief 30 April 2021

  • Southern Madagascar on 'periphery' of famine: WFP
  • Top UN Middle East official calls for new and timely Palestinian elections
  • Chad: human rights office profoundly disturbed over violence against protesters
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3'11"

News in Brief 29 April 2021

  • I’ll fight for every Cypriot, says UN chief, as informal talks end
  • UNFPA regret over UK $180 million funding cut
  • Hostilities flare in NE Syria forcing 20,000 to flee Qamishli city
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3'17"

News in Brief 28 April 2021

  • More than 370,000 children in Central African Republic displaced: UNICEF
  • UN rights experts urge Nigeria to release humanist Mubarak Bala
  • Latest COVID-19 data show cases rising for ninth week in a row
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3'32"

News in Brief 27 April 2021

  • UN chief ‘realistic’ about Cyprus informal talks in Geneva
  • Key workers need more protections in COVID era: ILO
  • Myanmar expert appeals for junta head to honour ceasefire pledge
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2'34"

News in Brief 26 April 2021

  • Mass vaccination bid unveiled by UN and partners
  • Cyprus delegates head to Geneva for fresh talks
  • UN stands with Iraqi hospital blaze victims and families
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2'42"

News in Brief 23 April 2021

  • 130 drown after shipwreck off Libyan coast
  • UN convoy delivers vital aid across Ukraine contact line
  • More than a million Tigray displaced in desperate need
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3'56"

News in Brief 22 April 2021

  • ‘Rising hunger and desperation’ in Myanmar, warns WFP
  • COVID jabs from UN-partnered COVAX scheme arrive in Syria
  • Climate change disasters cause twice as much displacement as conflict, violence: UNHCR
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2'40"