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News in Brief 20 June 2024

  • Don’t forget Sudan crisis on World Refugee Day says aid agency chief Grandi
  • Gaza today: Scorching heat, dire aid shortages and heavy fighting, warns OCHA
  • Foreign direct investment declines for second year, UNCTAD report shows
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News in Brief 19 June 2024

• The laws of war are being ‘consistently violated' by Israel during its Gaza bombing campaign, says the UN human rights office

• Gazans are barely surviving amid the massive destruction

• China is being urged to provide information on an imprisoned Uyghur doctor

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3'44"
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News in Brief 14 June 2024

  • Top UN official in Ukraine warns daily life becoming harder for civilians there
  • ‘Transnational’ FGM undermined by the practice of travelling across borders to have the procedure performed on girls
  • Human rights report in Ethiopia reveals a 56 per cent rise in violations since 2022
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News in Brief 13 June 2024

  • Gaza: Malnourished children ‘dying before their families’ eyes’ 
  • Worldwide levels of forced displacement hit new high: UNHCR 
  • Africa not spending enough on quality education for children: UNICEF
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4'9"
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News in Brief 12 June 2024

  • Guterres hails 60 years of UN trade and development action
  • Gaza: Hamas and Israel carried out war crimes, says top independent rights probe
  • Kharkiv: amid destruction, thousands more evacuated from frontline villages: UNHCR, UNECE, UNEP
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4'30"
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News in Brief 11 June 2024

  • Yemen: UN chief demands release of aid workers held by Houthi forces 
  • Gaza: ‘high time’ ceasefire and hostage release, says Guterres 
  • 49 migrants dead and 140 missing in shipwreck off Yemen coast: IOM 
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3'37"
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News in Brief 10 June 2024

  • Sudan crisis: UN health agency alerts over attack on key hospital 
  • Rights abuses against civilians still rampant in eastern DR Congo 
  • Almost all women in Gaza say families struggling to survive: UN Women
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News in Brief 7 June 2024

  • Amid Gaza war, kids now work so families can survive: UN labour agency 
  • ‘Unimaginable trauma’ haunts Sudan’s displaced while violence, famine threaten millions
  • Climate change impacts on health of pregnant women, children, older people
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