News in Brief

News in Brief 3 February 2016 (PM)

Tunisia’s efforts to fight terrorism should be grounded in human rights

Tunisia’s efforts to prevent violent extremism, although commendable, should be grounded in human rights, a UN expert said on Friday as he wrapped up a five-day visit to the country.

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News in Brief 3 February 2016 (AM) – Geneva

Ukraine humanitarian situation is dire, fighting must stop, says UN

An immediate pause in fighting is needed in Ukraine to prevent more people dying and to repair essential services.

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News in Brief 2 February 2017 (PM)

More than 6,000 FARC fighters heading to camps for civilian transition

More than 6,000 members of the FARC rebel group in Colombia are gathering in UN-monitored zones in order to begin the transition to civilian life.

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News in Brief 2 February 2017 (AM)

4 dead following attack on UN monitoring team near Nigeria-Cameroon border

Four people have been killed during an attack by unknown assailants on a UN monitoring team, close to the border between Nigeria and Cameroon.

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News in Brief 1 February 2017 (PM)

Ukrainian children face life-threatening cold as fighting escalates

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News in Brief 1 February 2017 (AM)

Israeli settlement expansion could be “obstacle” to peace

The decision by the Israeli government to approve the building of more than 5,000 new housing units on land in the occupied West Bank, could be an “obstacle” to peace.

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News in Brief 31 January 2017 (PM)

Thousands trapped in Yemeni coastal town in need of protection

Up to 30,000 Yemeni civilians are trapped in one coastal town in need of aid supplies and protection, according to the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the country.

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News in Brief 31 January 2017 (AM)

Airdrops to besieged Syrian city of Deir-ez-Zour resume: WFP

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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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