News in Brief

News in Brief 23 July 2020

  • COVID threats and opportunities for Arab region: Guterres
  • Temporary Basic Income proposal: UNDP
  • School funding boost for 900,000 youngsters
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News in Brief 22 July 2020

  • 'Alarming levels' of food insecurity in Yemen
  • 40 million pre-schoolers locked out by COVID
  • Rights experts call for Tanzania to end crackdown
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News in Brief 21 July 2020

  • Yemen: COVID linked to more IDPs
  • Deforestation slowing, but not enough: FAO
  • Rights experts call for Ethiopia protest probe
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News in Brief 20 July 2020

  • Keynote Guterres speech slams inequality
  • Alarm raised over AC units and carbon emissions
  • Scale of COVID crisis in Sudan unknown
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News in Brief 17 July 2020

  • $10.3 billion UN appeal to stave off starvation
  • Rights expert welcomes UK court decision on 'ISIL teenager'
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News in Brief 16 July 2020

  • Yemen: 11 dead in second airstrike in three days
  • Nuclear testing legacy is ‘cruellest’ environmental injustice, warns rights expert
  • Alarm over rise in women prisoners; mental health effects of COVID measures
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News in Brief 15 July 2020

  • Myanmar’s people deserve free and fair elections: UN independent expert
  • Venezuela: amputation and extortion in booming gold mining racket
  • Monsoon-affected river communities in Bangladesh get vital aid
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News in Brief 14 July 2020

  • Thousands of Ethiopian migrants stranded in Yemen: IOM
  • Burundi needs more than a new President to break cycle of violence
  • UN human rights office alarm at Bahrain death sentences
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4'18"

News in Brief 13 July 2020

  • Women and girls deserve more protection in emergencies, UN rights council hears
  • Alarming global food security outlook reveals even more going hungry
  • Freedom of expression has worsened during pandemic, says independent rights expert
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4'1"

News in Brief 10 July 2020

  • Wildlife crime affects us all by bringing animal pathogens closer to humans: UN report
  • Floods across South Asia, more rainfall forecast, warn weather experts
  • Waiting to declare famine ‘will be too late for Yemenis on brink of starvation’: WFP
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