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DR Congo: Flaring tensions could ‘plunge Kasai region into new violence,’ UN warns

The United Nations refugee agency warned Tuesday that ongoing instability in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) poses a grave risk to civilian safety, including for several hundred refugees recently returned there from Angola.

News In Brief 06 February 2018

  • Burundi risks becoming a forgotten refugee crisis
  • UN Commission condemns upsurge of violence in Syria
  • Fresh violence in DRC displaces thousands
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News in Brief 25 January 2018

  • “Urgent concrete steps” needed to reverse current course in Middle East
  • Libya appeal launched to provide “lifesaving” help for 940,000
  • Eastern DRC violence fuels one of the “worst displacement crises” for children
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News in Brief 10 January 2018

“Diligent” support needed to reintegrate former rebels in Colombia

Former rebel fighters in Colombia need “diligent and thorough” support from the UN and all parties with a stake in the country’s ongoing peace process.

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News in Brief 22 December 2017 - Geneva (AM)

DRC violence fuels new displacement

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DR Congo: Hunger crisis, scarce funds could push Kasais to brink of catastrophe, UN agency warns

An acute hunger emergency ravaging Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)’s strife-torn Greater Kasai region could transform into a long-term disaster if additional resources are not made available urgently, the United Nations food relief agency warned Thursday.

News in Brief 01 December 2017 (PM)

Global HIV/AIDS response still “lagging behind” despite progress

Despite major progress on ending the AIDS epidemic, parts of the global response to battling the HIV virus are still “lagging behind”, the UN chief said on Friday.

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News in Brief 30 October 2017 (PM)

“Innovative” action needed in support of the Sahel: UN chief

Failing to act in support of countries across the Sahel region and to tackle “the root causes of instability” could have serious consequences, the UN chief said on Monday.

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News in Brief 24 October 2017 (AM)

Fewer cases of polio in 2016 “than any other year in history”: WHO

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News in Brief 3 October 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Refugee agency seeks detail on “return” of Myanmar displaced

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