News in Brief 3 December 2019

  • Eight children among dead in attack in Syria’s Aleppo province
  • Only one in five countries has strong health strategy against climate change
  • Zimbabwe ‘facing worst hunger crisis in a decade’
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News in Brief 17 December 2018

  • UN calls for $350 million to aid vulnerable Palestinians
  • Tunnels under Israel-Lebanon ‘Blue Line’, violate Security Council resolution
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Syria: WHO appeals for funding to sustain critical health care for millions trapped by conflict

With conflict raging in northwest Syria, the United Nations health agency has appealed for $11 million to provide life-saving care to parts of Aleppo, Hama, Idleb and Lattakia governorates.

News in Brief 9 March 2017 (PM)

Deadly attack on wedding party “ugly crime”: UN Iraq mission chief

A terrorist attack in Iraq which targeted a wedding party has been condemned by the senior UN official in the country as “an ugly crime against the innocent.”

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News in Brief 6 February 2016 (PM)

Syria: Millions in Aleppo without water

The United Nations is expressing grave concern over a water crisis in Aleppo, Syria, where nearly two million people have been cut off from their main source, which is under the control of the extremist group ISIL, also known as Daesh.

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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 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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War-torn Syrian sites of Palmyra, Aleppo “part of their identity”

Newly-identified destruction of the World Heritage Site of Palmyra is an “immense loss” to both the Syrian people and humanity overall, according to the UN Cultural Organization,

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War “won’t prevent Aleppo from rising”: UN aid coordinator

Years of war and destruction “won’t prevent Aleppo from rising” once again, according to the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria, speaking from the rubble of the eastern part of the ancient city.

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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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