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News in Brief 25 August 2022

  • Tigray: massive fuel theft from WFP threatens aid relief
  • Myanmar: Military escalating violence bloodshed says rights chief Bachelet
  • Cluster munition attacks have killed or injured 689 civilians in Ukraine - new report

UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva: Ukraine: The legacy of horror in Bucha

Hello, first we heard that cluster bombs had been used in residential areas of Ukraine, now there are reports that civilians have been run over by tanks while trying to flee Russian troops in Bucha. We’ll hear more from the UN rights office on what steps it’s taking to verify those claims, on a day when the General Assembly decided to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council.


News in Brief 25 November 2020

  • UN given permission to assess stranded supertanker off Yemen coast 

  • Alert over growing use of cluster munitions despite stockpile reduction successes 

  • 16 days of action against gender-based violence launches on international day 

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Conflicts now "even more dangerous": mines agency chief

The head of the UN’s agency tasked with delivering a mine-free world has warned of the spiralling dangers for civilians and humanitarian workers in conflicts around the world.

Agnès Marcaillou, who’s the director of the United Nations Mine Action Service, or UNMAS, said that there is an intensity of fighting “that we have not faced before” .