News in Brief

News in Brief 12 August 2022

  • Ukraine: first UN aid ship due to dock and load up with grain
  • Attacks on Ukraine health care continue, warns WHO
  • Funding gap for UN’s humanitarian operations is biggest ever, warns OCHA
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News in Brief 11 August 2022

  • Guterres warning on Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant
  • Young workers have been hit hardest by COVID fallout, says UN labour agency
  • UN rights chief Bachelet alarmed at number of Palestinian children killed in new escalation
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News in Brief 10 August 2022


  • UN chief expresses solidarity with Republic of Korea after deadly floods
  • Ukraine: UN ups aid appeal to cater for 2 million more in need of aid
  • 10,000 Da’esh fighters estimated to operate on Syria-Iraq border
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News in Brief 9 August 2022

  • July 2022 one of three warmest on record, WMO confirms
  • UNITAID calls for more investment to scale up production of breathing devices for premature babies born in Ukraine
  • WHO warns against misguided attacks on monkeys in Brazil, following spread of the Monkeypox virus
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News in Brief 8 August 2022

  • Any attack on a nuclear plant is 'suicidal', warns UN chief
  • Suitable workers conditions need during extreme heat in Iraq, ILO warns
  • Amplify indigenous women’s voices – Guterres
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News in Brief 5 August 2022

  • Ukraine: three more cargo ships loaded with grain leave port
  • Global food prices fell sharply in July, says FAO
  • Yemen: Houthis urged to reopen Taiz road to avert humanitarian emergency
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News in Brief 4 August 2022

  • UN chief slams ‘immoral’ profiteering amid global energy crisis
  • Healthy life expectancy in Africa grows by nearly 10 years
  • Ukraine: Guterres calls for fact-finding mission after deadly prison attack
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News in Brief 3 August 2022

  • Ukraine: Black Sea grain shipment spurs hope of further ports opening
  • Iraq: Eight years after Yazidi slaughter, justice and security still lacking
  • UN human rights office spotlights increasing attacks on Cambodia’s media
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News in Brief - 2 August 2022

  • Vital programmes in DR Congo cut due to funding shortfall: UNHCR
  • Horn of Africa’s ‘catastrophic’ food insecurity -- WHO
  • Harassment of rights defenders in West Bank must end: UN experts
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News in Brief - 1 August 2022

  • - UN chief welcomes 1st ship carrying #Ukraine grain
  • - Conference to review #NPT now underway
  • - Support breastfeeding in emergency situations: @UNICEF and @WHO 
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