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Thursday’s Daily Brief: Stark childbirth survival figures, Security Council split on Syria, nature-based climate initiatives

A recap of Thursday’s top stories: One pregnant woman or child dies every 11 seconds; No ceasefire agreement for Syria’s Idlib; Latest Taliban attack in Afghanistan; Dozens of countries rely on food assistance; Nature’s role in climate-change mitigation.

News in Brief 21 December 2018

  • Dozens of migrants dead and missing, adds to mounting toll off Spanish coast
  • Drought threatens millions in northeast Syria along with continued fighting
  • South Sudan Mission ‘strongly condemns’ assault and detention of ceasefire monitors
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News in Brief 14 December 2018

  • Yemen ceasefire deal: ‘Potential’ now to restore humanitarian lifeline to millions
  • DRC pre-election violence must end, says UN Human Rights chief
  • Nicaraguan NGOs under risk from de-registration ruling – OHCHR
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News in Brief 20 August 2018

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Afghanistan ceasefires show peace is possible: UN mission chief

The ceasefires earlier this month in Afghanistan conducted by the government and the Taliban extremist group are a signal that peace is possible in the war-weary country.

That’s the assessment of Tadamichi Yamamoto, head of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), who briefed the Security Council this week.

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News in Brief 07 June 2018

  • Afghanistan: UN mission welcomes plans for temporary ceasefire with the Taliban
  • Head of UN Political Affairs Department meets with Somalia’s leadership
  • Nine African countries to benefit from WHO Ebola Preparedness Plan
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'Thousands' of ceasefire violations every month in Ukraine point to a 'forgotten' conflict

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Ukraine believes the grinding four-year conflict in the east is being “forgotten” with thousands of ceasefire violations being recorded each month.

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News in Brief 01 March 2018

  • UN will continue call for 30-day Syria ceasefire “until we are red in the face”: Special Envoy
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Lives at risk “every minute that passes” in besieged Eastern Ghouta

Close to 400,000 civilians continue to be in urgent need of humanitarian assistance in Syria’s besieged Eastern Ghouta, said the UN on Monday.

Fighting has intensified and humanitarian agencies have not been able to provide lifesaving food or medical supplies, since 28th of November.

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Syria "drama" is not over as UN is denied aid access

A fragile ceasefire is largely holding in Syria but “tremendous dramas” are still being played out by the people of the war-torn country, the UN warned on Thursday.

The war in Syria has lasted almost six years.

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