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News in Brief 18 October 2018

  • UN rights chief calls for release of hundreds abducted and abused in South Sudan
  • ‘More time’ agreed for buffer zone, to spare three million Syrian civilians in Idlib
  • Under fire, UN refugee agency evacuates 135 detained in Libya to Niger
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UN rights chief calls for release of hundreds abducted in South Sudan

South Sudan must bring to justice the military forces responsible for abducting more than 900 men, women and children from the east of the country, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Thursday.  Hundreds of people are still missing from Gbudue and Tambura states, both of which are in Western Equatoria region, OHCHR said in a report co-authored with UN peacekeeping mission, UNMISS.  OHCHR’s Julie de Rivero spoke with UN News's Daniel Johnson.

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News in Brief 09 October 2017 (PM)

Deadly attack on blue helmet base in eastern DRC

Two peacekeepers have reportedly been killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Nations said on Monday.

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UN Gender Focus: Chibok girls, refugees and Afghan women journalists

Release of 82 more kidnapped Chibok girls welcomed by UN

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UN and Africa: focus on migrants and South Sudan

Migrant slave market horrors revealed in Libya

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Forced disappearances leave communities in “spiral of anguish”

The ‘horrendous’ practice of enforced disappearances can affect entire communities by creating an atmosphere of fear and chaos.

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Grave violations against children increased in 2014 due to conflicts

Mass abductions of children became increasingly prevalent in many of the 23 conflict situations around the world in 2014, according to the Annual Report of th

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