News in Brief

News in Brief 23 October 2019

  • New High-Level Panel to support millions internally-displaced
  • Safe and healthy working conditions still not upheld as universal human right
  • UN Environment campaign to help disappearing snow leopard thrive
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3'25"

News in Brief 22 October 2019

  • UN food agency reaches besieged Yemenis
  • Children killed and injured in ongoing Libya fighting
  • Turkish assault on northern Syria has ‘significant humanitarian impact’
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2'59"

News in Brief 21 October 2019

  • UN rights chief calls for "immediate dialogue" in Chile
  • Security Council visits South Sudan
  • UN High Commissioner for Refugees praises Zambia
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3'27"

News in Brief 18 October 2019

  • Amid ongoing fighting in north-east Syria, civilians continue to flee violence
  • Unprecedented flooding affects thousands of locals, refugees in South Sudan
  • Modern-day ‘farm slave’ rescue highlights pervasive human trafficking in Ukraine
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3'17"

News in Brief 17 October 2019

  • Record-high number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan: UN Report
  • Tuberculosis infections declining, but not fast enough among the poor
  • New labour research identifies strategies for tackling poverty and inequality
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3'22"

News in Brief 16 October 2019

  • New UN political mission in Haiti
  • Global cancer cases expected to spiral
  • End cycle of violence against rights defenders
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3'1"

News in Brief 15 October 2019

  • In Syria, violence continues ‘on both sides’ of border with Turkey
  • Concerns over deportation of Haitian migrants from Bahamas to Haiti – OHCHR
  • IOM organizes first humanitarian charter flight from Algeria to Niger
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3'29"

News in Brief 14 October 2019

  • Military operation in northeast Syria could see unintentional release of ISIL affiliates: UN chief  
  • Guterres praises UN-led peace talks to end Ecuador’s unrest 
  • Stop the waste: UN food agencies call for action to reduce global hunger  
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2'51"

News in Brief 11 October 2019

  • Turkey’s Syria offensive could spark another catastrophe, warn humanitarians
  • Burkina Faso conflict and violence force 500,000 from homes
  • 'White extremist’ use of social media in attacks must be curbed
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3'16"

News in Brief 10 October 2019

  • World Mental Health Day shines spotlight on high youth suicide rates
  • UN winning the fight against Ebola in DR Congo
  • New UN data centre will improve refugee assistance: UN chief
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2'34"