News in Brief

News in Brief 17 August 2017 (AM)

UNICEF responding to Sierra Leone landslide tragedy

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News in Brief 16 August 2017 (PM)

UN mission concludes Colombia arms removal process

The process of extracting arms and scrap ammunition from rebel camps in Colombia has been completed, the UN mission in the country has reported.

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News in Brief 16 August 2017 (AM)

UN chief condemns triple suicide bombings in Nigeria

A series of suicide bombings in northern Nigeria on Tuesday has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General.

At least 30 people were killed in the three attacks which occurred at a market and refugee camp in Borno State.

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News in Brief 15 August 2017 (PM)

UNHCR relocating scores of Congolese refugees in Angola

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News in Brief 15 August 2017 (AM)

IOM provides US$150,000 for Sierra Leone mudslide relief

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News in Brief 14 August 2017 (PM)

“Deep concern” for safety of Syrian civilians on Jordanian border

UN agencies expressed deep concern on Monday for the safety of nearly 50,000 Syrian civilians who have been stranded for months on the border with Jordan.

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News in Brief 14 August (AM)

7.7 million in DRC face “acute hunger” UN agencies warn

Around 7.7 million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) face acute hunger, a 30 per cent increase over the last year, two UN agencies warned on Monday.

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News in Brief 11 August (PM)

“Critical role” for young men and women in preventing conflict

There’s a “critical role” for young men and women to play in preventing war, and ensuring lasting peace.

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News in Brief 11 August (AM) - Geneva

1.6 million displaced Ukrainians “struggle to find safety” amid ongoing hostilities

Parties to the conflict in Ukraine must respect the security of civilians, 1.6 million of whom are displaced and “struggle to find safety”, the UN said on Friday.

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News in Brief 10 August 2017 (PM)

5.6 million more going hungry in Ethiopia so far this year

The number of people going hungry in Ethiopia has risen by 5.6 million so far this year due to poor rainfall, exacerbating severe drought conditions, the UN said on Thursday.

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