News in Brief

News in Brief 21 January 2020

  • China confirms coronavirus transmission between humans
  • Lebanon: UN rights office calls for de-escalation of protest violence
  • Game-changing tool on hunger
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News in Brief 17 January 2020

  • Libya: ‘Dire and untenable’ situation for children: UNICEF chief
  • Syria: Ceasefire fails to protect civilians
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News in Brief 16 January 2020

  • Syrian conflict has ‘erased’ children’s dreams: new UN report 
  • 45 million going hungry in southern Africa: World Food Programme 
  • UN ‘deeply relieved’ following release of abducted aid workers in Nigeria
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News in Brief 15 January 2020

  • Peace agreement remains only path for peace in Mali: Lacroix 
  • UNICEF opens African ‘drone academy’ to aid youth  
  • Darfur: Resort to violence, a ‘lose-lose’ option says UN mission chief
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News in Brief 14 January 2020

  • Investigation continues into mystery virus
  • Hundreds of migrants sent to Libya detention centres
  • UN launches multi-million funding appeal for refugees in Sudan
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News in Brief 13 January 2020

  • Case of new China coronavirus surfaces in Thailand
  • Six countries lose voting rights in General Assembly
  • Yemen: Security Council renews mandate for UN Hudaydah Mission
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News in Brief 10 January 2020

  • DR Congo killings ‘may amount to crimes against humanity’
  • A victory for forced displacement victims: UN refugee agency
  • UNHCR honoured with Olympic Cup
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News in Brief 9 January 2020

  • UN strongly condemns attack on Mali peacekeeping base
  • 2020 must be 'year of change' on refugee protection in Europe
  • UN envoy welcomes Russia-Turkey ceasefire call in Libya
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News in Brief 7 January 2020

  • Humanitarian situation worsening in Syria's Idlib
  • UN chief concerned over latest Venezuela standoff
  • West Darfur clashes in Sudan displace 40,000
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News in Brief 6 January 2020

  • Australia bushfires: UNICEF offers help
  • New shipping regulation cuts harmful sulphur oxide emissions
  • Cambodia: Building collapse leaves dozens dead
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