News in Brief

News in Brief 26 January 2017 (PM)

UN official in the Gambia to assess support for political transition

A senior UN official is in the Gambia to assess how best to assist the country’s political transition.

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News in Brief 26 January 2017 (AM)

Appeal for calm in CAR town

A senior UN humanitarian official in the Central African Republic (CAR) has appealed for calm in the wake of renewed tensions in the town of Bambari, located in the middle of the country.

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News in Brief 25 January 2017 (PM)

UN to “spare no effort” in supporting nation-building in the Gambia

The Gambian President Adama Barrow has indicated that he will return to his homeland on Thursday, accompanied by a senior UN official.

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News in Brief 25 January 2017 (AM)

Cambodia urged to release human rights defenders

The Cambodian Government is being called on to immediately release five human rights defenders who have been detained since May 2016.

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News in Brief 24 January 2017 (PM)

Praise for mechanism to monitor Syria ceasefire

UN Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura has commended the decision by Russia, Turkey and Iran to establish a trilateral mechanism to observe and ensure full compliance of a ceasefire in the war-torn country.

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News in Brief 24 January (AM) - Geneva

750,000 Iraqis feared at risk in Mosul

Three quarters of a million people are feared to be at risk in the Iraqi city of Mosul 100 days into a government-led attempt to drive out ISIL fighters.

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News in Brief 23 January 2017 (PM)

Mosul displaced tops 160,000

More than 161,000 people have been displaced as a result of ongoing fighting in the Iraqi city of Mosul, the UN announced on Monday.

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News in Brief 23 January 2017 (AM)

Vaccination campaign targets six million children in Iraq

A five-day campaign has been launched to immunize over six million under-fives in Iraq.

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News in Brief 20 January 2017 (PM)

UN appeals for more funds to assist South Sudan displaced

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in South Sudan has requested additional funds to cover the new needs of people displaced as a result of the violence in the country.

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News in Brief 20 January 2017 (AM) – Geneva

45,000 people “have fled the Gambia” amid election uncertainty

At least 45,000 people have fled the Gambia amid uncertainty about who is to lead the country after former President Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to step down.

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