News in Brief

News in Brief 23 April 2021

  • 130 drown after shipwreck off Libyan coast
  • UN convoy delivers vital aid across Ukraine contact line
  • More than a million Tigray displaced in desperate need
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3'56"

News in Brief 22 April 2021

  • ‘Rising hunger and desperation’ in Myanmar, warns WFP
  • COVID jabs from UN-partnered COVAX scheme arrive in Syria
  • Climate change disasters cause twice as much displacement as conflict, violence: UNHCR
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2'40"

News in Brief 21 April 2021

  • Michelle Bachelet on ‘momentous’ guilty verdict in George Floyd case
  • More than 5.2 million cases of COVID-19 infection in a week: WHO
  • A malaria-free future is possible: Guterres
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3'2"

News in Brief 20 April 2021

  • UNICEF reports on conditions inside stricken Tigray region
  • WFP secures access to feed 1.5 million children in Venezuela
  • Central African Republic clashes force thousands across border to Chad
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3'7"

News in Brief 19 April 2021

  • Judicial independence weakened and under threat in Guatemala: rights expert
  • UK’s racism and ethnic difference report ‘could fuel discrimation’
  • Greta Thunberg joins forces with UN for COVID-19 busting scheme
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2'50"

News in Brief 16 April 2021

  • Northeast Nigeria violence forces 65,000 to flee, humanitarians targeted
  • Papua New Guinea at “critical” moment in fight against COVID-19: WHO
  • Japan: Rights experts ‘deeply disappointed’ by Fukushima water discharge plan
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2'55"

News in Brief 15 April 2021

  • Alert over shortage of new drugs for ‘world’s most dangerous bacteria’
  • COVID-19 cases rise for seventh consecutive week
  • Cheers in Iraq for winners of competition to rebuild Al-Nouri Mosque in Mosul: UNESCO
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2'40"

News in Brief 14 April 2021

  • ‘Hundreds of millions of girls do not own their own bodies’ - UNFPA
  • Global drive against diabetes launched by WHO
  • Growing OPT settler violence amid growing impunity, say rights experts
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4'14"

News in Brief 13 April 2021

  • Myanmar bloodshed could lead to new Syria: UN human rights chief
  • The IAEA offers support for Fukushima contaminated water discharge plan
  • Rights experts sound alert over Uganda election crackdown
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3'46"

News in Brief 12 April 2021

  • UK armed forces legislation sparks warning from rights chief
  • Chagas Disease initiative to protect millions in Latin America
  • Human space flight could help find solutions to global hunger, 60 years on from Russian first
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