News in Brief

News in Brief 2 July 2019

  • DRC: UN food agency triples aid in strife-hit Ituri province
  • Zika transmission low, but travellers should be vigilant, says WHO
  • Eritrea rights violations persist, Human Rights Council hears
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News in Brief 1 July 2019

  • Heat stress spike predicted to cost global economy $2,400 billion a year
  • 1.4 million refugees set to need urgent resettlement in 2020: UNHCR
  • Belarus: UN human rights experts denounce execution
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News in Brief 28 June 2019

  • Ebola fight ongoing amid evidence of ‘several massacres’ in DRC’s Ituri province
  • Earth is set to experience its five warmest years on record
  • One migrant child reported dead or missing every day, UN calls for more protection
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News in Brief 27 June 2019

  • After Rio Grande drownings, UNICEF chief highlights ‘dire’ detention centres on US-Mexico border
  • UN panel appeals to Mexico to release two men held in arbitrary detention for years
  • Hundreds of millions of people no longer at risk of blindness infection trachoma: WHO
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News in Brief 26 June 2019

  • Tragic image of drowned father and child in Rio Grande spurs migration debate 
  • UN should lead criminal investigation into Khashoggi killing, says rights investigator 
  • Two-thirds of global drug deaths now from opioids: UN drugs report 
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News in Brief 25 June 2019

  • ‘Immediate’ moratorium call, on use of surveillance technology
  • 20,000 migrants rescued in Sahara since 2016
  • Concern over slow decline of malnutrition in India 
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News in Brief 24 June 2019

  • ISIL families detained in ‘sub-standard conditions’, says UN rights chief
  • Displacement challenges ‘cannot be done alone’
  • New UN agriculture agency chief hails from China
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News in Brief 21 June 2019

  • UN food agency begins partial pull-out of aid to opposition-held Yemen capital
  • Central African Republic food crisis should be wake-up call to global community
  • DPRK at crossroads as UN independent investigator sees no improvement in people’s rights
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News in Brief 20 June 2019

  • UN health agency flags ‘critical funding gap’ for the Ebola response  
  • Teachers ‘unprepared for traumatized migrant and refugee students’, UNESCO reports 
  • Yoga celebrated around the world  
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News in Brief 19 June 2019

  • Saudi Arabia ‘responsible’ for Khashoggi death, Crown Prince must be investigated: Independent UN expert
  • Doubling of displaced people over the last 20 years, says UN refugee agency
  • South Korea sends food aid to North
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