News in Brief

News in Brief 6 October 2020

  • Starvation being used as a method of warfare in South Sudan: UN panel 
  • Yemen: IOM warns disaster looms in Marib, as humanitarian needs grow 
  • Countries across Europe reporting rising levels of ‘COVID-19 fatigue’ 
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News in Brief 5 October 2020

  • Put peace in Libya first, UN chief urges summit on war-shattered nation
  • Save lives, protect refugees  
  • Yemen: Aid chiefs welcome agreement for outside medical care  
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News in Brief 2 October 2020

  • Sudan alert: flooding and inflation deepen humanitarian needs  
  • Iraq urged to investigate attacks on women human rights defenders – UN Special Procedures 
  • Central Mediterranean migrant ‘horrors’ must be addressed by States: OHCHR 
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News in Brief 1 October 2020

  • Nearly $1 billion pledged towards ending COVID-19 
  • Stranded migrants need safe and dignified return, says UN independent rights panel 
  • Colombian child rights defender wins UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award 
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News in Brief 30 September 2020

  • Earth’s web of life must be protected, UN chief Guterres tells biodiversity summit 
  • Older persons still ‘invisible’ despite pandemic spotlight, says rights expert 
  • UN Migration Agency to probe sexual abuse allegations 
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News in Brief 29 September 2020

  • Millionth COVID death is an ‘agonizing milestone’ says UN’s Guterres 
  • Flooding leaves South Sudan facing threat of ‘catastrophic’ levels of hunger 
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News in Brief 28 September 2020

  • Delhi track dwellers must not be evicted, warn rights experts
  • Rapporteurs' investigations hit by UN cash crunch
  • Largest prisoner release agreed in Yemen talks
  • Nigeria urged to overturn death penalty for 'blasphemous' singer
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News in Brief 25 September 2020

  • Give influenza vaccine to elderly and health workers first: WHO
  • Rights chief Bachelet warns over threat to protesters in Venezuela 
  • UN chief and UK premier announce December climate summit 
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News in Brief 24 September 2020

  • UN chief’s concern for mariners’ ‘humanitarian and safety’ crisis  
  • Flooding adds new danger to communities fleeing Sahel violence 
  • Colombia’s indigenous peoples ‘on threshold of genocide’ 
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News in Brief 23 September 2020

  • Impact on workers of COVID-19 is ‘catastrophic’: ILO 
  • Mali: independent rights expert calls for ‘immediate release’ of former officials detained during coup  
  • South Sudan’s ‘epic’ corruption is preventing country’s peaceful future
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