News in Brief

News in Brief 12 April 2019

  • Sudan violence may not be over, says UN human rights in appeal to military to respect protesters’ rights
  • Airstrikes and heavy artillery exchanges increase fears of ‘chaos’ in Libya’s Tripoli
  • Five years since mass-abduction of Nigeria’s Chibok girls
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News in Brief 11 April 2019

  • Libya: clashes intensified in southern Tripoli, UN health agency deploys emergency teams 
  • Nigeria: Urgent humanitarian aid needed, to support 10,000 forced to relocate  
  • Escalation of fighting in Syria’s Idlib could have ‘catastrophic’ consequences 
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News in Brief 10 April 2019

  • Venezuela, a ‘very real humanitarian problem’: UN humanitarian chief warns Security Council
  • More than four in 10 women live in fear of refusing partner’s sexual demands, UN study finds
  • UN ‘efforts to de-escalate the situation in Libya’ continue
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News in Brief 9 April 2019

  • UN rights chief appeals for dialogue in Sudan amid reports ‘70 killed’ in demonstrations
  • Libyan national conference postponed amid violent escalation
  • Blast kills 14 children, leaves others fighting for lives in Yemen capital Sana’a
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News in Brief 8 April 2019

  • UN chief following escalation in Libya violence ‘with grave concern’
  • ‘Exercise utmost restraint’ urges Guterres as thousands continue demonstrations in Sudanese capital
  • ‘Empowered, included and equal’ – UN Youth Forum kicks off in New York
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News in Brief 5 April 2019

  • Myanmar alarm as UN human rights reports deadly helicopter attack on civilians
  • OCHA alert on spike in civilian killings and displacement in Niger
  • Increase in Ebola virus in DRC highlights daily challenges for response teams
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News in Brief 4 April 2019

  • Women outliving men ‘everywhere’, new UN health agency statistics report shows 
  • Removing deadly mines means ‘new horizons and hope’, clears a path to SDGs, says UN chief 
  • UN agencies urge Brunei to ‘suspend or repeal’ strict new penal code 
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News in Brief 3 April 2019

  • Millions of lives at risk from lack of basic water facilities
  • UN chief pays tribute to Egypt’s role in avoiding escalation of violence in Gaza
  • Haiti ‘at the crossroads between peacekeeping and development’
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News in Brief 2 April 2019

  • Massive cholera vaccine campaign set to begin in cyclone-hit Mozambique
  • Acute hunger affects over 100 million people worldwide: UN report
  • Millions still need help in north-east Nigeria, warn aid teams
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News in Brief 01 April 2019

  • Brunei's new legal code would enshrine "cruel and inhuman punishments": Bachelet
  • UN highlights importance of population trends as key factor for reaching 2030 SDGs
  • Deadly intercommunal violence continues in Mali
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