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News in Brief 6 August 2021

  • Tigray ceasefire more urgent than ever, says UN relief chief Griffiths
  • Myanmar’s third COVID-19 wave hitting like a ‘tsunami": WFP
  • Mali violence threatens country’s survival, UN expert warns
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News in Brief 9 July 2021

  • A third of Haiti’s children in urgent need of aid: UNICEF
  • Creation of Israeli settlements should be ‘war crime’, UN rights expert says
  • Honduras urged to stop criminalizing defence of indigenous rights
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News in Brief 17 December 2020

  • COVID: end of year celebrations and ski advice from WHO  

  • Under 40s urged to make extra effort for vulnerable in Western Pacific 

  • UN Children’s Fund supports emergency food aid for hungry kids over holidays 

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Praise for peacekeepers' support in recent South Sudan crisis

Peacekeepers at the UN mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, are being praised by the top UN official in the country for their speedy response in support of a recent humanitarian emergency in the north.

The 80 blue helmets from Rwanda were helicoptered into the remote village of Aburoc, located in the Upper Nile region, where some 25,000 people had taken refuge from conflict.