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News in Brief 04 October 2017 (AM)

UN migration agency launches US$120 million appeal for Rohingya refugees

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More action needed to combat climate change: environment chief

Recent hurricanes in the Caribbean, monsoon flooding in Asia and other weather-related disasters around the globe are an indication that the world needs to do more to address the impact of climate change.

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News in Brief 21 September 2017 (PM)

Invest more in policies that support childhood development: UNICEF

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News in Brief 18 September 2017 (PM)

Appeal for “global solidarity” to help millions hit by Irma: UN chief

The UN chief António Guterres has appealed for “global solidarity” on behalf of the millions affected by Hurricane Irma and other extreme weather events to come.

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News in Brief 11 September (AM)

UN chief saddened by loss of life due to Mexico earthquake

The UN chief António Guterres has offered his condolences to the government and people of Mexico following a deadly earthquake that struck the provinces of Oaxaca, Chiapas and Tabasco, during the night of 7 September.

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Rescue mission turns to recovery after deadly Sierra Leone mudslide

With hundreds reported to have died following mudslides and extensive flooding around the capital of Sierra Leone, UN agencies are joining in with the rescue and recovery effort.

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News in Brief 15 August 2017 (AM)

IOM provides US$150,000 for Sierra Leone mudslide relief

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News in Brief 10 August 2017 (PM)

5.6 million more going hungry in Ethiopia so far this year

The number of people going hungry in Ethiopia has risen by 5.6 million so far this year due to poor rainfall, exacerbating severe drought conditions, the UN said on Thursday.

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All SDGs contain an “environmental component”: UNEP deputy chief

Understanding the link between fighting poverty and preserving natural resources is key to achieving development that benefits both people and the planet.

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