News in Brief

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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3'41"

News in Brief 16 April 2020

  • UN chief expresses solidarity for Africa as continent ‘braces’ for pandemic
  • Europeans remain in midst of storm, warns region’s UN health chief
  • ‘No evidence’ polio vaccine prevents COVID-19
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3'19"

News in Brief 15 April 2020

  • Relaxing lockdowns without boosting care could lead to new COVID spike: WHO
  • New coronavirus infections have yet to peak
  • Protection appeal for children facing online threats during stay-at-home confinement
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3'31"

News in Brief 14 April 2020

  • COVID-19: major relief airlift reaches ‘most vulnerable’ African nations
  • New Ebola virus infections dash hopes of an end to DR Congo epidemic
  • Lifesaving aid funding released to help cyclone survivors in Vanuatu
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3'18"

News in Brief 13 April 2020

  • Detained children at ‘grave risk’ of contracting coronavirusUNICEF chief
  • Middle East envoy warns COVID-19 could jeopardize Palestinian Authority
  • UN offers support to Pacific island nations hit by Tropical Cyclone Harold
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2'18"