News in Brief

News in Brief 3 June 2022

  • 100 days into Ukraine war, humanitarian needs remain massive
  • Yemen truce extension welcomed but children still at risk from years of conflict – Guterres, agencies
  • Mixed results from eight round of Syria talks in Geneva
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News in Brief 2 June 2022

  • Lead us out of our environmental ‘mess’, UN’s Guterres urges summit
  • COVID-19: Omicron infection offers ‘limited protection’ against reinfection
  • Threats, intimidation and obstruction’ could disrupt Cambodia elections
  • North Korea in spotlight over missile tests at top UN disarmament forum
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News in Brief 1 June 2022

  • Ukraine: At least two children killed in war every day, says UNICEF
  • UN rights chief welcomes abolition of death penalty in Central African Republic
  • Security Council urged to support efforts to end M23 insurgency in DR Congo
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News in Brief 31 May 2022

  • Over one billion methamphetamine tablets seized in East and Southeast Asia
  • Yemen-bound Horn of Africa migrant numbers tick up, despite ongoing conflict
  • Tobacco industry is killing people and our planet, says UN health agency
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News in Brief 30 May 2022

  • Do more for environment or risk planet becoming ‘human sacrifice zone’: UN-appointed independent rights experts
  • New Sudan visit by Special Rapporteur Adama Dieng
  • Fresh famine alert for Horn Of Africa
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News in Brief 27 May 2022

  • Disaster summit calls for more early warning systems
  • UNHCR expands aid to Ukrainian refugees in Poland
  • UN chief condemns recent deadly attacks in Afghanistan
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News in Brief 26 May 2022

  • Syria: Vital humanitarian corridor under threat 
  • Afghanistan at a crossroads 
  • Senegal: 11 newborn babies die in hospital fire 
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News in Brief 25 May 2022

  • Guterres condemns ‘heinous’ mass shooting at Texas school
  • UN rights chief Bachelet holds 'valuable' meeting with President Xi
  • Only Sudanese themselves can resolve political crisis, top envoy tells Security Council
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News in Brief 24 May 2022

  • Palestinian refugees’ mental health worsening, warns UN relief agency
  • Monkeypox outbreak can still be contained, insists UN health agency
  • Nicaragua probe investigators appointed
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News in Brief 23 May 2022

  • Bangladesh flooding leaves 1.5 million children at risk: UNICEF
  • Global jobs market recovery is going into reverse, warns ILO
  • UN rights chief Bachelet begins official visit to China
  • Nepal responsible for rape and execution of 16-year-old girl, says rights panel
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