News in Brief

News in Brief 22 February 2021

  • Coups have no place in world today, UN chief tells Myanmar military 
  • Rights chief Bachelet insists we have the chance to build back better after pandemic 
  • Condemnation for deadly attack on UN humanitarians in DR Congo  
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News in Brief 19 February 2021

  • Violence engulfs South Sudan, ‘Children all have guns’ 
  • Vital humanitarian air links at risk, humanitarian operations under threat, warns WFP
  • UN human rights office alarmed by ‘attacks’ on judicial independence in Haiti
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News in Brief 18 February 2021

  • ‘Very high’ risk of Guinea’s Ebola outbreak spreading: WHO 
  • Call to end instrumentalization of aid for Syrians after 10 years of war:  Commission of Inquiry report 
  • UN chief condemns attack on school in Nigeria 
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News in Brief 17 February 2021

  • UNICEF chief calls for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for most vulnerable 
  • COVID infections register 16 % fall worldwide in a week, variants spreading: WHO 
  • ‘Extreme food insecurity’ threatens Somalia, warns FAO 
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News in Brief 16 February 2021

  • Myanmar: ‘World is watching’, UN Special Envoy tells military
  • Atrocities in eastern DR Congo complicate work of tackling new Ebola outbreak 
  • Desperate daily quest for food stalks people of South Sudan   
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News in Brief 15 February 2021

  • Afghanistan: 65 media workers, rights defenders killed since 2018
  • Three die in Ebola outbreak in southern Guinea   
  • WTO appoints first female and first African leader
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News in Brief 12 February 2021

  • Human Rights Council hears call for immediate release of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi 
  • Constellation’ of post-COVID symptoms will impact global healthcare, says WHO 
  • Starvation risk for Yemen’s children threatens 400,000 without urgent treatment: UN agencies 
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News in Brief 11 February 2021

  • COVID: Using AstraZeneca vaccine is ‘right thing to do’ for everyone: WHO 
  • COVID numbers are still too high in Europe, warns WHO regional director 
  • Remove activists from ‘terrorist list’, urge UN-appointed independent experts 
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News in Brief 10 February 2021

  • Myanmar crisis: following orders is no defence for brutality, says rights expert  
  • East Asian countries led economic recovery in last quarter of 2020 
  • WHO and UNICEF chiefs urge vaccine solidarity to end COVID 
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News in Brief 9 February 2021

  • Latest LaNiña report suggests warmer, wetter months to come - WMO
  • 2.5 billion people in almost 130 countries lack access to COVID vaccine
  • Myanmar: UN country office expresses strong concern at use of force against protesters
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