News in Brief

News in Brief 21 February 2017 (PM)

Famine looms in Yemen, Nigeria, South Sudan and Somalia: UNICEF

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News in Brief 21 February 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Gaddafi regime trial “fell short of international standards”

The trial of members of the former Libyan government under Muammar Gaddafi was flawed and “a “missed opportunity for justice”, the UN’s human rights chief has said.

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News in Brief 20 February 2016 (PM)

Aid agencies in Iraq brace for impact of western Mosul military campaign

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News in Brief 20 February 2016 (AM)

Severe food shortages hit Africa’s refugees hard, UN agencies warn

Severe food shortages are affecting some two million refugees in 10 countries across Africa, two UN agency heads have warned.

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News in Brief 17 February 2016 (PM)

One million children affected by Ukraine conflict: UNICEF

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News in Brief 17 February 2016 (AM)

UN underlines support for Pakistan after series of deadly terrorist attacks

The UN has underlined its support for Pakistan in the wake of a week of bloody terrorist attacks across the country.

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News in Brief 16 February 2016 (PM)

African countries unite to tackle crop pest infestation

Sixteen countries in east and southern Africa have agreed on taking action to boost their ability to manage emerging crop pests and livestock diseases.

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News in Brief 16 February 2016 (AM)

DRC leaders urged to conclude dialogue

Political leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are being urged to conclude talks related to elections scheduled for the end of the year.

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News in Brief 15 February 2016 (PM)

UN team assessing peace and security in the Gambia

A United Nations mission is in the Gambia this week to assess the peace and security situation.

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News in Brief 15 February 2016 (AM)

WFP to continue assisting thousands in eastern Ukraine

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