News in Brief

News in Brief 10 October 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Aid agencies back on “full alert” amid new Myanmar refugee exodus

Aid workers in Bangladesh are on “full alert”, preparing for a potential new mass influx of refugees from Myanmar, after more than 11,000 people arrived in the south-east of the country in a single day.

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News in Brief 09 October 2017 (PM)

Deadly attack on blue helmet base in eastern DRC

Two peacekeepers have reportedly been killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Nations said on Monday.

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News in Brief 09 October 2017 (AM)

WHO and partners undertake massive anti-cholera campaign in Bangladesh

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News in Brief 06 October 2017 (PM)

Nobel prize for group opposing nuclear weapons, praised by UN chief

The announcement on Friday that this year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to an international group campaigning to abolish nuclear weapons reminds the world of the “catastrophic risk” they pose.

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News in Brief 06 October 2017 (AM)

2,000 Rohingya refugees still crossing into Bangladesh each day: IOM

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News in Brief 05 October 2017 (PM)

Security Council: Mali mission chief calls for redoubling of peace efforts

Parties to the peace agreement in Mali are being asked to redouble their efforts to achieve peace in the North-West African country.

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News in Brief 05 October 2017 (AM)

Experts, UN agencies meet to fight poor nutrition in obese people

Three UN agencies have come together this week to tackle what they describe as the “double burden” of malnutrition.

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News in Brief 04 October 2017 (PM)

UN experts call for political dialogue over Catalonia tensions

UN experts are calling for “urgent dialogue” in an effort to diffuse tensions between Spanish authorities and the regional government of Catalonia, over the disputed independence referendum on Sunday.

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News in Brief 04 October 2017 (AM)

UN migration agency launches US$120 million appeal for Rohingya refugees

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News in Brief 03 October 2017 (PM)

Scale-up aid to Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh: UN officials

Two senior UN officials are calling for scaled-up assistance to support thousands of people who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar over the past six weeks.

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