News in Brief

News in Brief 12 January 2017(PM)

“Clear need for continued action” over crisis in Lake Chad Basin

There is a “clear need for continued action” to try and end the humanitarian crisis in Africa’s Lake Chad Basin where around 10.7 million people are in need of emergency aid, up from nine million six months ago.

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News in Brief 12 January 2017(AM)

Vaccination drive to protect 4 million Nigerian children gets underway

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News in Brief 11 January 2017(PM)

“Military progress” in Mosul slowed by civilians-first policy of Iraqis

“Military progress” in the battle to retake Mosul from ISIL terrorist forces in Iraq has been slowed down by an Iraqi military decision to protect civilians as much as possible.

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News in Brief 11 January 2017 (AM)

Major concern expressed for migrants as winter freeze continues

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News in Brief 10 January 2017 (PM)

UN concerned for Syrians affected by anti-ISIL operations in Aleppo

The UN remains “very concerned” for the situation of civilians affected by an offensive to dislodge ISIL militants from Al Bab town in Syria’s Aleppo governorate.

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News in Brief 10 January 2017 (AM) - Geneva

Cyprus talks enter second day

Talks to decide the future of the Cyprus have entered a second day in Geneva.

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News in Brief 09 January 2017 (PM)

Terror “will not bring a solution” to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

“Violence and terror” will not bring a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict the UN Secretary-General said on Monday, following an attack which left four Israelis dead in Jerusalem.

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News in Brief 09 January 2017 (AM)

Prisoners of conscience in Iran “at risk of dying” warns UN expert

At least eight prisoners of conscience in Iran are “at risk of dying” while on hunger strike, the UN’s expert on human rights for the country has warned.

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News in Brief 06 January 2017 (PM)

“Game-changing” strategy urged to counter sexual exploitation

A “game-changing” strategy is needed to respond to sexual exploitation and abuse within the UN according to the Secretary-General, António Guterres.

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News in Brief 6 January 2017 (AM) – Geneva

DRC’s Kabila “needs to endorse political accord” and avoid new violence

The President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Joseph Kabila, should publicly support an agreement which offers free and fair elections there, the UN said on Friday.

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