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Girls groomed for suicide missions fight back against the extremists of Lake Chad

Halima Yakoy Adam won’t forget 22nd December in 2015, the day she was supposed to carry out a suicide bomb attack in the Lac Region town of Bol, 200 km north of N’Djamena, the capital of Chad, in Central Africa.

Alarmed by plight of Central African refugees in Chad, UN urges funding to scale up humanitarian response

Thousands of refugees who have fled violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) to Chad are facing food and shelter shortages, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday, warning that this is the largest influx in four years into the small landlocked country.

Top UN aid official calls for urgent support for Chad

A senior United Nations aid official has called for urgent funding to support 4.4 million people in Chad, including refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons, as well as the communities hosting them.

News in Brief 05 January 2018

UN allocates $50m in emergency humanitarian funding for Yemen

The UN relief chief announced the biggest-ever allocation of emergency funds to war-torn Yemen on Friday, to help deal with the country’s worsening humanitarian crisis.

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News in Brief 21 November 2017 (PM)

UN chief urges support for Caribbean countries hit by hurricanes

Caribbean countries need support to rebuild in the aftermath of recent devastating hurricanes and take effective action on climate change.

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Paris summit explores solutions to migrant crisis

The challenge for political leaders attending a summit on migration hosted by France on Monday will be to give people options other than having to trust smugglers, the UN has said.

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“Time running out” to stop terrorism’s spread across the Sahel

Time is “running out” to find and implement solutions to the spread of terrorist groups and their extremist ideology across Africa’s Sahel region.

That’s according to El Ghassim Wane, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, briefing the Security Council on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 19 June 2017 (AM)

First ever official refugee named Ambassador for UNICEF

A 19-year-old Syrian has become the first official refugee to be appointed as an Ambassador for the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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News in Brief 7 June 2017 (AM)

Gender-related killings a form of arbitrary execution: UN human rights expert

A UN human rights expert is calling for gender-related killings to be recognized as a form of arbitrary execution.

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UN Standing Police Capacity: 10 years on the job

From preparing for the Pope’s visit to the Central African Republic to assisting Sierra Leone in conducting elections, the UN’s Standing Police Capacity wears many hats.

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