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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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News in Brief 19 September 2017 (PM)

DRC urged to protect refugees following deadly shooting

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are being urged to ensure better protection for refugees and asylum-seekers following a deadly shooting incident in the eastern part of the country.

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UNHCR to help thousands of displaced in war-torn DRC

Efforts are under way to help thousands of victims of conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where “nine out of ten villages” have been burned to the ground in some regions, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.

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News in Brief 28 August 2017 (AM)

UN chief committed to fighting anti-Semitism which is “alive and well”

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UN and Africa: focus on human rights in Burundi, hunger in DRC and human trafficking in Libya

UN human rights experts concerned about situation in Burundi

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