News in Brief

News in Brief 30 January 2017 (PM)

Emergency repairs have begun on the heavily-damaged main water supply for Syria’s capital city, Damascus, according to the UN.

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News in Brief 30 January 2017 (AM)

US$100m released from Emergency Response Fund for “neglected crises”

A total of US$100 million has been released from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund, or CERF, by the UN chief, to “sustain operations” in nine “neglected” emergencies around the world.

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News in Brief 27 January 2017 (PM)

Conference supports women’s peace efforts in Libya

Peace cannot be achieved in Libya without the active participation of women.

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News in Brief 27 January 2017 (AM)

Praise for humanitarian efforts in northeast Nigeria

Aid workers are reaching increased numbers of conflict-affected people in northeast Nigeria, which the head of the World Food Programme (WFP) described on Friday as a significant achievement.

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News in Brief 26 January 2017 (PM)

UN official in the Gambia to assess support for political transition

A senior UN official is in the Gambia to assess how best to assist the country’s political transition.

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News in Brief 26 January 2017 (AM)

Appeal for calm in CAR town

A senior UN humanitarian official in the Central African Republic (CAR) has appealed for calm in the wake of renewed tensions in the town of Bambari, located in the middle of the country.

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News in Brief 25 January 2017 (PM)

UN to “spare no effort” in supporting nation-building in the Gambia

The Gambian President Adama Barrow has indicated that he will return to his homeland on Thursday, accompanied by a senior UN official.

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News in Brief 25 January 2017 (AM)

Cambodia urged to release human rights defenders

The Cambodian Government is being called on to immediately release five human rights defenders who have been detained since May 2016.

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News in Brief 24 January 2017 (PM)

Praise for mechanism to monitor Syria ceasefire

UN Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has commended the decision by Russia, Turkey and Iran to establish a trilateral mechanism to observe and ensure full compliance of a ceasefire in the war-torn country.

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News in Brief 24 January (AM) - Geneva

750,000 Iraqis feared at risk in Mosul

Three quarters of a million people are feared to be at risk in the Iraqi city of Mosul 100 days into a government-led attempt to drive out ISIL fighters.

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