News in Brief

News in Brief 24 November 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Rohingya return plan must guarantee their safety: UNHCR

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News in Brief 23 November 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Philippines urged to stop attacks and killings in anti-drugs campaign

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News in Brief 22 November 2017 (PM)

Suicide of 11-year-old Afghan “a tragic reminder” of refugee stress: UNICEF

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News in Brief 22 November 2017 - Geneva (AM)

War crimes verdict hailed for Mladic, the “epitome of evil”

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News in Brief 21 November 2017 (PM)

UN chief urges support for Caribbean countries hit by hurricanes

Caribbean countries need support to rebuild in the aftermath of recent devastating hurricanes and take effective action on climate change.

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News in Brief 20 November 2017 (PM)

UN chief “horrified” by reports of alleged slavery of migrants in Libya

The UN Secretary-General is calling for an investigation into reports of alleged slavery of migrant workers in Libya.

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News in Brief 17 November 2017 (PM)

“Density soaring” of refugee population in Bangladesh: UNHCR

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News in Brief 17 November 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Famine may be happening “right now” in Yemen, warns UN aid agency

Famine may be happening “right now” in Yemen, the UN said on Friday, as a blockade on aid and other essential goods by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels there enters its 12th day.

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News in Brief 16 November 2017 (AM)

UN agency chiefs call for end to Yemen blockade

The closure of air, sea and land ports in Yemen is hampering the delivery of humanitarian aid and threatening the lives of millions of vulnerable children and families.

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News in Brief 15 November 2017 (PM)

New record for Afghan opium production

Opium production in Afghanistan has jumped to a record level this year, up by 87 per cent compared to 2016.

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