News in Brief

News in Brief 1 February 2021

  • Military control ‘serious blow’ to democratic reforms in Myanmar: UN chief 
  • Libya vote offers renewal and reconciliation chance, says veteran UN negotiator 
  • Nicaragua: rights expert urges to improve protection of environmental defenders 
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News in Brief 29 January 2021

  • Central African Republic crisis forces 200,000 from homes in under two months 
  • ‘Imminent’ Iran execution must be halted, urges UN human rights office 
  • Venezuela: UN rights expert to assess impact of unilateral sanctions  
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News in Brief 28 January 2021

  • Escalating hostilities in Yemen’s Hudaydah put thousands of civilians at risk  
  • Paperwork holds up ailing supertanker inspection 
  • Asylum ‘under attack’ at Europe’s borders - UNHCR 
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News in Brief 27 January 2021

  • UNICEF chief’s appeal for access to children caught up in Ethiopia’s Tigray
  • Tens of thousands in northwest Syria lose shelters after floods
  • ‘Biggest’ climate change poll reveals most people believe it is a ‘global emergency'
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News in Brief 26 January 2021

  • Mozambique: UN responds as thousands are hit by Cyclone Eloise 
  • Refugee resettlement suffers ‘extreme anomaly’ from pandemic fallout in 2020 
  • UN health agency panel issues key guidance on second COVID vaccine timing 
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News in Brief 25 January 2021

  • COVID pandemic impact ‘four times worse’ on jobs than 2008 financial crisis
  • Sri Lanka: ‘Forced’ cremation of COVID victims’ bodies must stop 
  • Syrian crisis is still killing children in 2021, constitutional talks resume in Geneva 
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News in Brief 22 January 2021

  • Guterres hails entry into force of treaty seeking nuclear weapons ban 
  • Darfur’s health centres ‘unable to cope’ with intercommunal violence 
  • Migrants need fair access to COVID-19 vaccine, say UN Special Rapporteurs 
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News in Brief 21 January 2021

  • US commitment to rejoin key climate deal welcomed by UN’s Guterres
  • US plans to re-engage with World Health Organization  
  • Top US medical adviser announces intention to resume major role in global health
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News in Brief 20 January 2021

  • Central Mediterranean: 43 die in first shipwreck for the year, IOM and UNHCR report
  • Violence disrupting main supply chain in Central African Republic
  • UN agencies concerned over worsening humanitarian crisis in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique
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News in Brief 19 January 2021

  • UN health agency underlines dangers of ‘vaccinationalism’ over COVID-19 
  • Mass protest calls in Haiti, raise spectre of fresh rights violations 
  • UN mourns peacekeepers killed in continuing Central African Republic violence 
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