News in Brief

News in Brief 31 March 2017 (PM)

UNHCR relieved shipwreck victims now safe

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News in Brief 31 March 2017 (AM)

UN chief disappointed over plan for new Israeli settlement in West Bank

The UN Secretary-General has expressed “disappointment and alarm” over Israel’s decision to build a new settlement in the occupied Palestinian territory.

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News in Brief 30 March 2017 (PM)

FAO deal promotes sustainable rice production

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News in Brief 30 March 2017 (AM)

UN official strongly condemns “heinous” terrorist attack in Iraq

A suicide bombing in Iraq on Wednesday has been strongly condemned by the senior UN official in the country.

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News in Brief 29 March 2017 (PM)

Latest Mediterranean tragedy shows value of search-and-rescue: UNHCR

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News in Brief 29 March 2017 (AM)

WHO initiative seeks to halve medication-related errors

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News in Brief 28 March 2017 (PM)

International concern over unrest in Kasaï provinces in DRC

Four international organizations have expressed deep concern over what they described as the “grave situation” in the Kasaï provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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News in Brief 28 March 2017 – Geneva (AM)

Mosul airstrikes “may target civilians disproportionately”

Iraqi forces and their partners have been urged to take “the greatest care” possible in their campaign to liberate Mosul from ISIL militants amid reports that hundreds of civilians have been killed in airstrikes.

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News in Brief 27 March 2017 (PM)

Health situation in East Ghouta “deteriorating” warns UN health agency

The deteriorating health situation in Syria’s eastern Ghouta region in Rural Damascus, where more than 300 000 people are besieged, is a serious cause for concern.

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News in Brief 27 March 2017 (AM)

Still time to avert catastrophe in Yemen: UN humanitarian chief warns

A catastrophe can still be averted in Yemen, but without immediate funding, it will be too late, the Under-Secretary-General of Humanitarian Affairs has warned.

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