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News in Brief 22 March 2023

  • World comes together to address water crisis affecting billions
  • Uganda: UN rights chief calls on President not to sign anti-homosexuality bill
  • Tanzania: first-ever outbreak of deadly Marburg Virus Disease
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News in Brief 21 March 2023

  • School meals a ‘critical safety net’ amid global food crisis
  • Pakistan: 10 million deprived of safe drinking water in flood-affected areas
  • Yemen: Fresh negotiations conclude with release of 887 prisoners
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News in Brief 20 March 2023

  • Sustainable future still possible if we take climate action now - climate panel
  • Somalia drought may have caused 43,000 excess deaths last year
  • Iran: possible crimes against humanity, absence of accountability - top rights expert
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News in Brief 17 March 2023

  • Lives of 10 million children on the line as conflict rages in central Sahel
  • UN rights chief calls on Belarus to end campaign of repression
  • Emergency response continues in cyclone-hit Southern Africa
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News in Brief 16 March 2023

  • Energy grid attacks, torture in Ukraine by Russian military could be crimes against humanity
  • Cocaine trafficking surges following COVID-19-related slowdown
  • UN human rights chief calls for further progress in Uzbekistan
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News in Brief 15 March 2023

  • Investment needed to improve working conditions for essential workers - ILO
  • Humanitarian needs soar in Syria soars as conflict enters 13th year
  • Countries must stop undermining the work of human rights’ defenders: rights expert
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News in Brief 13 March 2023

  • Syria rights investigators back calls for earthquake ‘failures’ probe
  • Disability support under threat from workforce crisis, Human Rights Council hears
  • Myanmar: Social media companies must stand up to junta’s online terror campaign say rights experts


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News in Brief 10 March 2023

  • Cyclone Freddy: Mozambique, Malawi brace for more rain
  • Horn of Africa hunger emergency: ‘129,000 looking death in the eyes’
  • 300,000 flee ongoing violence in DR Congo in February alone
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News in Brief 9 March 2023

  • Stricken Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant latest: IAEA
  • Vanuatu emergency: UN aid team deploys after cyclones, earthquake
  • Cannabis legalization fails to address health risks: UN-backed drugs control board