News in Brief

News in Brief 28 February 2019

  • Gaza probe finds ‘reasonable grounds’ Israeli forces committed international human rights violations
  • Safe return of Syrians ‘completely illusory’
  • ‘Backlash against human rights’ today
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2'45"

News in Brief 27 February 2019

  • Positive news for desperate Yemenis as UN accesses Hudaydah food stores
  • Millions benefit from West Africa bid to eradicate statelessness: UNHCR
  • Lifesaving food airlifts in Central African Republic to help 18,000 people
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3'33"

News in Brief 26 February 2019

  • $2.6 billion pledged to help millions of wartorn Yemenis
  • Ebola response risks slowing amid massive funding shortages
  • UN’s emergency aid chief travels to Zimbabwe, Malawi amid rising food insecurity
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News in Brief 25 February 2019

  • People’s rights under fire, UN chief tells the Human Rights Council
  • Around 6,000 more mostly women and children flee last ISIL terrorist stronghold in Syria
  • UN experts ‘deplore’ executions of nine in Egypt who ‘confessed under torture’
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3'7"

News in Brief 22 February 2019

  • UN human rights office appeal to Egypt amid death row executions
  • Some 260,000 South Sudanese face food insecurity “catastrophe”, UN agencies warn
  • $4.2 billion urgently needed to save Yemen’s families from ‘horrific’ plight
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4'7"

News in Brief 21 February 2019

  • Papua violence and ‘snake’ interrogation condemned by human rights experts
  • ‘Bring decolonization to a successful conclusion’ UN Chief
  • Bengalis celebrate protection of their culture on International Mother Language Day
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3'20"

News in Brief 20 February 2019

  • Push to silence the guns in South Sudan
  • Good health care paves way for SDGs
  • Education, employment ‘fundamental’ to youth development’
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3'5"

News in Brief 19 February 2019

  • Civilians must not be ‘used as pawns’ in Syria
  • Momentum in Yemen
  • Refugees need resettling, now
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3'21"

News in Brief 18 February 2019

  • A ‘welcome step’ towards peace in Central Africa
  • UN programme for ‘ethically produced, environmentally sustainable gold’
  • International labour standards more important than ever, says ILO
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3'16"

News in Brief 15 February 2019

  • Desert camp aid delivery provides relief to desperate Syrians
  • South Sudan alert as sexual violence surges: UN human rights office
  • Philippines human rights defender arrested on libel  
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