News in Brief

News in brief 28 April (PM)

 UN official draws attention to “complex emergency” in Mali

A senior UN official is drawing attention to the complex emergency in Mali and the deteriorating humanitarian situation resulting from the conflict, following a three-day visit to the country.

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News in brief 28 April (AM)

 Arkansas executions “deeply troubling” says UN human rights office

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News in brief 27 April (PM)

Ishmael Beah, former child soldier, helps amplify Syria youth voices

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News in brief 27 April (AM)

More than 2,000 Afghan civilians killed or injured in first quarter of 2017

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News in brief 26 April (PM)

Innovation turns problems into progress, UN says on World IP Day

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News in brief 26 April (AM)

UNICEF reaches almost half of world’s children with life-saving vaccines

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News in brief 25 April (PM)

“Undernutrition”, obesity costing Latin America billions: WFP

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News in brief 25 April - Geneva (AM)

Targeted killings based on ethnicity condemned in South Sudan

Concerns are growing over the ethnic nature of recent attacks on civilians in several South Sudanese towns amid reports of targeted killings and sexual violence.

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News in Brief 24 April 2017 (PM)

Concerns mount for “safety and protection” of 400,000 in Raqqa, Syria

Concerns are mounting for the “safety and protection” of more than 400,000 civilians living inside the city of Raqqa, in Syria, which has been the de facto capital of the ISIL terrorist group since 2014.

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News in Brief 24 April 2017 (AM)

20 million people could starve to death in the next six months: FAO

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