News in Brief

News in Brief 9 June 2021

  • 'Mass deaths' alert across Myanmar: UN rights expert
  • 'Alarming' rise in antibiotic-resistant pathogens: WHO
  • G7 nations must promote more equitable COVID vaccine access
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News in Brief 8 June 2021

  • Chilly Spring, cold comfort for planet as emissions rise again
  • Ocean blues, as CO2 spike threatens marine life, jobs
  • Rescued Rohingya given food, water in Indonesia
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3'4"

News in Brief 7 June 2021

  • Condemnation for brutal Burkina Faso attack
  • Belarus a 'black hole' for media freedoms
  • Haiti: aid access call amid rise in gang violence
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3'20"

News in Brief 4 June 2021

  • WHO appeal for 250 million COVID shots
  • Dozens killed in brutal DRC attacks on displaced people
  • Arrests of LGBTI rights defenders in Ghana, condemned by UN experts
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3'44"

News in Brief 3 June 2021

  • COVID surge risk in Africa, warns WHO
  • China-sized restoration call from UNEP, FAO
  • Food price inflation fastest since 2011
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3'9"

News in Brief 2 June 2021

  • COVID crisis pushing unemployment past 200 million: ILO
  • Staggering health needs emerge in Occupied Palestinian Territory
  • Mali coup leaders urged to release president, prime minister
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2'52"

News in Brief 1 June 2021

  • 90% are going hungry in Tigray, warns WFP
  • UNHCR urges great support for equitable COVID vaccines
  • Warmer temperatures soon as La Niña ends: WMO
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4'25"

News in Brief 31 May 2021

  • WHO chief calls for a global pandemic treaty
  • Haiti: funding gap threatens the lives of nearly 86,000 children
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2'59"

News in Brief 28 May 2021

– Cholera concerns for 280,000 children fleeing DR Congo volcano

– Grave concerns over deteriorating situation in war-torn Tigray region 

– Nicaragua free elections under threat, warns UN rights office 

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3'39"

News in Brief 27 May 2021

  • World likely to hit watershed 1.5C rise in next five years: WMO
  • Israel-Palestine in spotlight at Human Rights Council
  • Kenya peacekeeper hailed a gender champion
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