News in Brief

News in Brief 24 January 2017 (PM)

Praise for mechanism to monitor Syria ceasefire

UN Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has commended the decision by Russia, Turkey and Iran to establish a trilateral mechanism to observe and ensure full compliance of a ceasefire in the war-torn country.

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News in Brief 24 January (AM) - Geneva

750,000 Iraqis feared at risk in Mosul

Three quarters of a million people are feared to be at risk in the Iraqi city of Mosul 100 days into a government-led attempt to drive out ISIL fighters.

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News in Brief 23 January 2017 (PM)

Mosul displaced tops 160,000

More than 161,000 people have been displaced as a result of ongoing fighting in the Iraqi city of Mosul, the UN announced on Monday.

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News in Brief 23 January 2017 (AM)

Vaccination campaign targets six million children in Iraq

A five-day campaign has been launched to immunize over six million under-fives in Iraq.

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News in Brief 20 January 2017 (PM)

UN appeals for more funds to assist South Sudan displaced

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in South Sudan has requested additional funds to cover the new needs of people displaced as a result of the violence in the country.

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News in Brief 20 January 2017 (AM) – Geneva

45,000 people “have fled the Gambia” amid election uncertainty

At least 45,000 people have fled the Gambia amid uncertainty about who is to lead the country after former President Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to step down.

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News in Brief 19 January 2017 (PM)

Aid reaches people in eastern Mosul following Iraqi army gains

Humanitarian access to people in eastern Mosul city has improved following advances made by the Iraqi Security Forces on the eastern bank of the Tigris, the UN Deputy Spokesperson has said.

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News in Brief 19 January 2017 (AM)

New strategy launched to respond to refugee and migrant crisis in Europe

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News in Brief 18 January 2017 (PM)

UN supports regional efforts to end Gambia crisis

Regional efforts aimed at ending the crisis in the Gambia have the support of the United Nations, the Deputy Spokesperson for the organization has said.

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News in Brief 18 January 2016 (AM)

Nigeria bombing of IDP camp “catastrophic”

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