Friday's Daily Brief: Peacekeeping performance, Iranians' rights, Syria, Australia, Haiti updates, Greta Thunberg at COP25

A recap of the top stories: UN evaluates peacekeeping performance; civilians under greater attack in northeast Syria; UN rights chief on Iranian protester clampdown; ending medical evacuation for refugees to Australia; food crisis widens in Haiti; and Greta Thunberg speaks out in Madrid at climate conference.

UN condemns deadly simultaneous terrorist attacks on military camps in Mali

The United Nations condemned on Wednesday, with “the utmost energy”, simultaneous terrorist attacks on military camps in central Mali, close to the border with Burkina Faso, that left dozens dead and scores missing.

Ebola-hit DRC faces ‘perfect storm’ as uptick in violence halts WHO operation

A "perfect storm" of active conflict and traumatized communities in Ebola-affected areas of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) could enable the deadly disease to spread, but there are “no plans” to pull UN workers out of the country despite concerns for their security, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

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All warring parties in Syria carrying out “indiscriminate attacks”

All the warring parties in Syria are carrying out “indiscriminate attacks” on civilians according to an independent commission set up by the UN to look into alleged violations of international human rights law in the country.

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Change of tactics for Boko Haram following military push

The outlawed group Boko Haram, which has been terrorizing populations in Nigeria has changed its tactics following recent military successes by the Nigerian authorities; that’s according to the UN’s most senior representative in the West African country.

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Terrorists can’t stop us, says UN humanitarian chief in Mali

The terrorists targeting civilians and aid workers in Mali won’t stop the humanitarian effort there.

That’s according to the UN humanitarian coordinator in the north-west African country, Mbaranga Gasarabwe.

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#ThanksHealthHero campaign highlights need to protect life-savers

Disturbing details about deliberate attacks on health workers show how important it is to come up with new measures to protect them, the UN said Friday.

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At Babi Yar memorial, Annan voices concern over anti-Semitic attacks in Europe

Visiting the Babi Yar memorial in Kiev, a site where thousands of Ukrainian Jews had been massacred by the Nazis, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today voiced alarm over a recent spate of anti-Semitic attacks in Europe and vowed to spare no effort in combating the scourge of intolerance.