News in Brief

News in Brief 4 February 2021

  • Warlord found guilty of crimes against humanity in northern Uganda - ICC 
  • IFRC launches plan to help vaccinate 500 million against COVID-19 
  • Iran: rights experts alarmed over execution of Baloch minority prisoners 
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News in Brief 3 February 2021

  • Urgent steps needed to alleviate suffering in Ethiopia’s Tigray region: Guterres 
  • Key workers in 145 countries to receive COVID vaccines 
  • Navalny prison sentence prompts ‘dismay’ from UN rights office 
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News in Brief 2 February 2021

  • Impact of COVID-19 on cancer care globally has been ‘profound’, warns WHO 
  • Call for ‘crimes against humanity’ probe in DR Congo 
  • DPR Korea: Prison system a place of ongoing grave abuses, warns Bachelet 
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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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