News in Brief

News in Brief 17 April 2019

  • UN refugee agency stepping up support for Iran’s flood-hit communities
  • WHO unveils first digital health care guidelines
  • 'Protect and empower children online': UN human rights expert calls for global efforts
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3'24"

News in Brief 16 April 2019

  • UNESCO offers help in reconstruction of Notre Dame
  • One year into Nicaragua crisis, more than 60,000 flee country seeking refuge: UNHCR
  • Libya: WHO appeals for access amid fears ongoing hostilities may hamper medical supplies distribution
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4'21"

News in Brief 15 April 2019

  • Tackling poverty, inequality and climate change: ‘We need more money,’ says UN chief
  • ‘Yemen bleeds. It is a tragic place’ Senior UN officials brief Security Council on situation in the country
  • Measles cases up 300 per cent on 2018, constitutes a global crisis
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3'11"

News in Brief 12 April 2019

  • Sudan violence may not be over, says UN human rights in appeal to military to respect protesters’ rights
  • Airstrikes and heavy artillery exchanges increase fears of ‘chaos’ in Libya’s Tripoli
  • Five years since mass-abduction of Nigeria’s Chibok girls
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4'20"

News in Brief 11 April 2019

  • Libya: clashes intensified in southern Tripoli, UN health agency deploys emergency teams 
  • Nigeria: Urgent humanitarian aid needed, to support 10,000 forced to relocate  
  • Escalation of fighting in Syria’s Idlib could have ‘catastrophic’ consequences 
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3'4"

News in Brief 10 April 2019

  • Venezuela, a ‘very real humanitarian problem’: UN humanitarian chief warns Security Council
  • More than four in 10 women live in fear of refusing partner’s sexual demands, UN study finds
  • UN ‘efforts to de-escalate the situation in Libya’ continue
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3'42"

News in Brief 9 April 2019

  • UN rights chief appeals for dialogue in Sudan amid reports ‘70 killed’ in demonstrations
  • Libyan national conference postponed amid violent escalation
  • Blast kills 14 children, leaves others fighting for lives in Yemen capital Sana’a
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3'44"

News in Brief 8 April 2019

  • UN chief following escalation in Libya violence ‘with grave concern’
  • ‘Exercise utmost restraint’ urges Guterres as thousands continue demonstrations in Sudanese capital
  • ‘Empowered, included and equal’ – UN Youth Forum kicks off in New York
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3'5"

News in Brief 5 April 2019

  • Myanmar alarm as UN human rights reports deadly helicopter attack on civilians
  • OCHA alert on spike in civilian killings and displacement in Niger
  • Increase in Ebola virus in DRC highlights daily challenges for response teams
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3'24"

News in Brief 4 April 2019

  • Women outliving men ‘everywhere’, new UN health agency statistics report shows 
  • Removing deadly mines means ‘new horizons and hope’, clears a path to SDGs, says UN chief 
  • UN agencies urge Brunei to ‘suspend or repeal’ strict new penal code 
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