News in Brief

News in Brief 30 April 2020

  • Disabilities are no reason to deny people their rights during COVID: Bachelet
  • Cuba sanctions is obstructing aid response to coronavirus, say rights experts
  • Greta Thunberg adds voice to child rights driven coronavirus campaign
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2'47"

News in Brief 29 April 2020

  • Myanmar: possible war crimes and crimes against humanity
  • Cybercrime and online fraud, heighten privacy and data threats amid pandemic
  • Rights experts appeal for Lao victims of dam disaster who lost everything
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3'31"

News in Brief 28 April 2020

  • Sudan at ‘tipping point’ amid sanctions as pandemic approaches 
  • WFP plea to keep borders open as Horn of Africa faces doubling in food insecurity
  • UN’s new COVID-19-busting taskforce gears up to boost frontline supplies
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3'47"

News in Brief 27 April 2020

  • ‘Toxic lockdown culture’ of repressive measures affects most vulnerable
  • Yemen needs cooperation between parties more than ever, says UN negotiator
  • Immunization week focuses on 20 million children who lack lifesaving vaccines
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3'1"

News in Brief 24 April 2020

  • Cash help needed now to help world’s informal workers
  • Challenges for multilateralism - and optimism - revealed in UN-led global debate
  • Refugee healthworkers step up for coronavirus response in Latin America
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2'51"

News in Brief 23 April 2020

  • Libya: Heavy shelling, COVID-19 pandemic creates ‘perfect storm’
  • Developing countries crippled by debt need urgent relief
  • Message of solidarity from UN chief as millions of Muslims begin ‘very different’ Ramadan
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3'54"

News in Brief 22 April 2020

  • COVID-19 will only give brief respite to climate crisis
  • Planet hotter than ever: UN weather agency on Earth Day
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3'12"

News in Brief 21 April 2020

  • COVID-19 could cause acute food insecurity for 250 million people, say UN agencies
  • Massive floods in DRC’s South Kivu impact 80,000 people, kill dozens
  • Iron deficiency guidelines unveiled for pregnant women and infants
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3'48"

News in Brief 20 April 2020

  • COVID-19 response could stutter to a halt, warn aid chiefs in appeal for $350 million
  • Displaced, stateless women and girls face must get essential help, says UNCHR
  • WHO launches safe Ramadan guidelines during COVID-19
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3'55"

News in Brief 17 April 2020

  • Ceasefire needed to protect 250 million children: UNICEF chief
  • Recession will likely cause hundreds of thousands of child deaths
  • World has enough food to withstand COVID crisis, says UN agency
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