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News in Brief 5 June 2024

  • Acute food insecurity set to rise in 18 hunger hotspots: FAO/WFP 
  • There is an exit off ‘the highway to climate hell’, Guterres insists
  • 2025 global refugee resettlement needs spike to almost three million: UNHCR

News in Brief 4 June 2024

  • More than 500 Palestinians killed in occupied West Bank: UN rights chief 
  • Let’s break free from climate chaos, urges UN chief for Environment Day
  • Increase in migrants from Middle East and Asia on Africa migration routes: UNHCR 
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News in Brief 3 June 2024

  • WFP reaches Haiti’s capital with truckloads of food
  • Gaza: conditions ‘unspeakable’ as one million people flee Rafah: UNRWA
  • Global pandemic treaty to be agreed by 2025, says UN health agency: WHO
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News in Brief 31 May 2024

  • Afghanistan: Children the main victims of flash flood disaster: FAO
  • Sudan crisis has left millions at imminent risk of famine: WFP 
  • Gaza: Kids are starving, warns UN health agency: WHO, UNOCHA
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News in Brief 30 May 2024

  • As Israeli ground incursions into Gaza continue, aid is cut by two-thirds
  • Sudan: ‘Noose of war’ tightens on civilians in El Fasher: top UN official 
  • Mali in rights spotlight over widespread recruitment of children in conflict zones
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News in Brief 29 May 2024

  • Gaza: vital medical supplies running out, warns UN health agency 
  • In Sahel, grave violations against children up 70 per cent: UNICEF 
  • Global unemployment set to drop slightly this year: ILO
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News in Brief 28 May 2024

  • Deep concerns over ‘inhuman’ detention of Gazans by Israeli authorities 

  • Papua New Guinea disaster: Rescue efforts face complex challenges: IOM

  • 3.2 million children at risk in Bangladesh as Cyclone Remal hits hard: UNICEF
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News in Brief 27 May 2024

  • Papua New Guinea landslide: UN chief’s solidarity with victims 
  • Gaza: Mass casualties reported in Israeli attack on camp for displaced
  • Pandemic treaty is a ‘once-in-a-generation opportunity’, says Guterres
  • Haiti: 2 in 3 households do not have enough to eat, says WFP