News in Brief

News in Brief 7 August 2020

  • 'Immediate and huge' needs facing Beirut and Lebanon
  • Mauritania shipwreck, another preventable tragedy
  • Lift sanctions 'bringing suffering and death'
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3'59"

News in Brief 6 August 2020

  • Lifesaving WHO aid arrives in Beirut
  • Nuclear arms ban essential, 75 years post-Hiroshima
  • Indigenous more at risk: UN chief
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4'3"

News in Brief 5 August 2020

  • UN force aids Lebanese following blast
  • Health agency sends COVID-19 'surge team' to South Africa
  • UN rights experts concerned over Jammu and Kashmir
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4'23"

News in Brief 4 August 2020

  • COVID link to breastfeeding, negligible
  • Child Labour Convention is ratified
  • UN censures 'heinous attacks' in Lake Chad basin
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3'37"

News in Brief 3 August 2020

  • No coronavirus ‘silver bullet’
  • Crisis-resilient supply chains needed
  • ‘Gunpoint censorship’ cannot go unpunished
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3'6"

News in Brief 30 July 2020

  • UN chief appeals for resolution to Darfur violence
  • Acute hunger likely hitting 6 in 10 Zimbabweans
  • COVID increasing 'dehumanising' discrimination against Roma
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3'36"

News in Brief 29 July 2020

  • African migrants, refugees, abused throughout journeys
  • 300 million fewer tourists due to COVID: WTO
  • Peaceful assembly defined by UN rights committee
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4'6"

News in Brief 28 July 2020

  • Jailed DPRK women forced home, 'face grevious abuse'
  • COVID likely not seasonal, WHO warns
  • Desert Locust upsurge tamed in Kenya
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3'49"

News in Brief 27 July 2020

  • 'Hard choices' ahead on COVID warns WHO
  • Rights to water and sanitation are key: UN experts
  • Good news on hepatitis B
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3'43"

News in Brief 24 July 2020

  • Arctic on fire, shows need for climate action
  • US protests should be free of violence fears
  • Push for peace in Mali: UN rights experts
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3'23"