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Greater support needed for refugees and migrants from Venezuela – UN

As hundreds of Venezuelans continue to pour into neighbouring countries due to social and political upheaval at home, the heads of the United Nations refugee and migration agencies called for greater international support to meet the most basic needs of the displaced.

News in Brief 20 April 2018

  • Journalist deaths, kidnappings, constitute threat to Ecuador and Colombia: UN chief
  • UNHCR convoy delivers emergency aid to southern Libya town
  • Cameroon urged to stop deporting Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram
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News in Brief 16 April 2018

  • Gender-based discrimination ‘invisible driver’ of sexual violence: UN deputy chief
  • ‘No effort’ should be spared bringing killers of 3 Ecuadorian media workers to justice: UNESCO chief
  • South Sudanese opposition group releases seven aid workers
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News in Brief 4 April 2017 – Geneva (AM)

El Nino concerns growing for Peru and Ecuador

Peru and parts of Ecuador are in the grip of the El Nino weather phenomenon and there are growing indications that it could spread more widely.

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News in Brief 13 January 2017 (PM)

Agreement reportedly reached on restoring Damascus water supply

Agreement has been reached, according to  reports, on restoring running water to around 5.5 million people living in and around the Syrian capital, Damascus.

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News in Brief 13 January 2017(AM)

Courage of Haiti earthquake survivors praised by UN

The courage “determination and dedication” of those who survived the devastating earthquake which hit Haiti seven years ago, has been praised by the UN.

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UN experts criticize Ecuador’s ‘strategy to asphyxiate’ civil society human rights groups

Five United Nations human rights experts have condemned Ecuador for suppressing civil society following a Government order to close a non-governmental organization (NGO) that supports environmental and indigenous rights.

“Affordable, absolutely green” housing showcased at UN conference

Housing that is “fast, affordable and absolutely green” will free up cities of the future to build without using any concrete.

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“Pop-up public space” provides 3D lab for urban design

“Pop-up public spaces” combined with what have been described as “democratic three-dimensional tools” are proving an effective way to engage poor communities in urban design.

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Indigenous in Canada “marginalized” in cities “for decades”

Indigenous people in Canada have been marginalized when it comes to city life “for many decades” with women and girls suffering a “disproportionate level of violence.”

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