News in Brief

News in Brief 23 December 2021

  • ‘Existential’ funding threat for Occupied Palestinian Territories 
  • No country can boost its way out of COVID pandemic: WHO’s Tedros 
  • UN Security Council allows ‘humanitarian exception’ on Afghanistan aid funding  
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News in Brief 22 December 2021

  • Yemen alert: 8 million face reduced rations says WFP
  • Ignoring COVID-19 will simply perpetuate it, warns UN health agency
  • India urged to release Kashmiri activist by independent rights experts
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News in Brief 21 December 2021

  • Alarm over Sudan reports of sexual violence and live rounds used against protesters 
  • ‘Appalling’ plight of migrants and refugees at Belarus-Poland border  
  • Thousands head home voluntarily from Zambia to DR Congo  
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News in Brief 20 December 2021

  • Philippines Super Typhoon Rai: UN humanitarian response
  • Lebanon: UN chief Guterres urges political unity
  • Somalia emergency funds desperately needed says relief chief
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News in Brief 17 December 2021

  • Ethiopia: severe human rights violations and abuses continue  
  • Viet Nam in rights spotlight over sentencing of activists for ‘anti-State propaganda’ 
  • Cameroon: Intercommunal clashes continue to displace thousands 
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News in Brief 16 December 2021

  • Migrant workers still at great risk despite key role in global economy: IOM
  • Latest deadly Ebola outbreak is over, says DR Congo 
  • Hunger in Arab region ‘up more than 90 per cent since 2000’
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News in Brief 15 December 2021

  • COVID19 - We’re not against boosters, we’re against vaccine inequity
  • Asia-Pacific sees 50 million more going hungry in first year of COVID
  • Ukraine human rights in the spotlight 
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News in Brief 14 December 2021

  • Record Arctic temperature confirmed: WMO 
  • Afghanistan revenge killings continue, Human Rights Council hears 
  • Afghanistan hunger impacts 98 per cent of people, warns WFP
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News in Brief 13 December 2021

  • Discussions on AI weapons must advance swiftly: Guterres
  • COVID-19 highlights threat of non-communicable diseases to global health 
  • Food insecurity in Europe and Central Asia worsened by COVID-19
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News in Brief 10 December 2021

  • Rights violations deepening in Myanmar warns OHCHR
  • Cameroon violence over scarce resources forces 30,000 to flee
  • Climate change aggravating terrorism, Security Council hears
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