News in Brief

News in Brief 31 January 2020

  • $1.4 billion needed for UNRWA budget
  • US Middle East plan a ‘one and a half State solution’
  • Do not confuse food charity with ‘right to food’, UN expert tells Italy
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3'22"

News in Brief 30 January 2020

  • UNHCR suspends work at transit site in Libya 
  • End political deadlock in Iraq, top UN official urges 
  • Rights experts commend safe return of Irish woman associated with ISIL 
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3'29"

News in Brief 29 January 2020

  • Boosting pneumonia fight could save lives of 9 million children
  • ‘Unprecedented threat’ from rising numbers of Desert Locusts
  • DR Congo can rise above ‘deadly cocktail’ of conflict, rights violations
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2'36"

News in Brief 28 January 2020

  • Iraq: Rights report expresses concerns over ISIL fighter trials
  • Sudan: Violence pushes thousands to flee
  • New financial panel to push Global Goals forward
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3'19"

News in Brief 27 January 2020

  • Societies must unite against ‘global crisis of antisemitic hatred’
  • Libya: UN report urges accountability for deadly migrant attack
  • UNESCO chief demands justice for killing of Iraqi reporters
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2'55"

News in Brief 23 January 2020

  • Top UN court orders Myanmar to protect Rohingya from genocide
  • 75 years post-Auschwitz, antisemitism still threatens democracy
  • Global forestry gets a boost
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2'56"

News in Brief 22 January 2020

  • Independent UN rights experts call for investigation into alleged Saudi hacking
  • UN chief welcomes formation of new Lebanese Government 
  • Somalia: Humanitarian response plan calls for $1 billion in aid  
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2'50"

News in Brief 21 January 2020

  • China confirms coronavirus transmission between humans
  • Lebanon: UN rights office calls for de-escalation of protest violence
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3'2"

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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3'39"

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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3'6"