News in Brief

News in Brief 14 February 2016 (PM)

Temporary reduction in aid operations in eastern Mosul

There has been a temporary reduction in humanitarian operations in eastern Mosul in Iraq due to security incidents, the UN reported on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 13 February 2016 (PM)

Help small farmers adapt to climate change: FAO

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News in Brief 13 February 2016 (AM)

UN chief condemns DPRK ballistic missile launch

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News in Brief 10 February 2016 (PM)

Civilians in Yemen trapped by “intense” fighting

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News in Brief 10 February 2016 (AM) – Geneva

South Sudan refugee numbers hit 1.5 million

More than 1.5 million people have now fled conflict in South Sudan, making it Africa’s largest refugee crisis.

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News in Brief 9 February 2017 (PM)

Somali president faces "formidable" set of challenges, international partners say

Somalia's new president faces a "formidable" set of challenges in meeting the expectations of the Somali people, the country's international partners have said.

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News in Brief 8 February 2017 (AM)

Security Council condemns “heinous and cowardly” attack on Afghan court

The Security Council has described the terrorist attack outside Afghanistan’s Supreme Court in the capital Kabul on Tuesday as “heinous and cowardly.”

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News in Brief 7 February 2017 (PM)

Surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine forces children out of school

Thousands of children have been forced out of schools in eastern Ukraine following last week’s surge in fighting, humanitarian organisations in the country have confirmed.

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News in Brief 7 February 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Alarm at “failed” humanitarian access in Syria

Humanitarian aid deliveries to desperate Syrians last month largely “failed”, top UN negotiator Staffan de Mistura said on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 6 February 2016 (PM)

Syria: Millions in Aleppo without water

The United Nations is expressing grave concern over a water crisis in Aleppo, Syria, where nearly two million people have been cut off from their main source, which is under the control of the extremist group ISIL, also known as Daesh.

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