News in Brief

News in Brief 3 April 2020

  • Political prisoners should be among first released, says UN rights chief
  • Relief supplies boost for Sudan, to COVID-proof vulnerable populations
  • UN General Assembly adopts first resolution since COVID-19 emerged
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3'58"

News in Brief 2 April 2020

  • Key COP26 climate summit postponed to ‘safeguard lives'
  • Spike in hunger across Africa’s central Sahel as COVID-19 looms
  • Address challenges facing migrant workers in India: UN rights chief
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3'5"

News in Brief 1 April 2020

  • Now COVID-19 disruption casts cloud over weather alerts 
  • Migrants stranded by COVID-19 lockdown in Niger  
  • Displaced people affected by coronavirus have rights too, says rights expert  
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3'15"

News in Brief 31 March 2020

  • Aid agencies push for workarounds in Libya as COVID-19 hampers distributions
  • Syria’s vulnerable not forgotten as UN food relief agency adjusts to pandemic precautions
  • DR Congo healthcare weaknesses exposed as never before by coronavirusUNICEF 
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News in Brief 30 March 2020

  • Release prisoners and detainees in Yemen, urge UN rights experts
  • Assistance ramped up to Pacific islands facing COVID-19
  • 2.5 trillion dollar rescue package needed for emerging economies: UNCTAD
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3'16"

News in Brief 27 March 2020

  • Abandoning elderly at risk from coronavirus is ‘criminal’: OHCHR
  • Asylum-seekers’ concern over #COVID-19 restrictions – UNHCR
  • ‘Social bomb’ could explode as those on society’s margins struggle under COVID-19
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3'37"

News in Brief 26 March 2020

  • Philippines ceasefire welcomed after Guterres COVID-19 appeal
  • ‘Double-digit’ percentage of global GDP is needed to avert COVID-19 catastrophe: UN chief 
  • Latest Kabul attack comes amid growing insecurity in Afghanistan 
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News in Brief 25 March 2020

  • Massive humanitarian response plan mobilized to aid ‘ultra-vulnerable’ in COVID-19 fight
  • Protect health and safety of prisoners, urges UN rights chief
  • Immediate ceasefire needed in Yemen, urges UN chief
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2'32"

News in Brief 24 March 2020

  • UN Syria envoy appeals for nationwide ceasefire to halt COVID-19  
  • Countries must keep cross-border transport of food, medicines going, during pandemic 
  • UN Geneva Director-General urges greater international cooperation in face of coronavirus  
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4'3"

News in Brief 23 March 2020

  • UN chief calls for global ceasefire to take on common enemy - COVID-19 
  • Rights expert raises alarm over migrant ‘pushbacks’ at Turkey-Greece border  
  • Measuring water ‘more essential than ever to tackle climate, boost development’ 
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