Ethiopia

News in Brief 21 June 2021

  • Tigray: Bachelet higlights 'serious violations of international law'
  • Human Rights Council urged to support 'new social contract'
  • COVID's rolled back sustainable development across weak economies
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Human Rights Council urged to support UN chief’s call for a ‘new social contract’ after COVID-19

UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Monday urged UN Member States to promote a more inclusive post-pandemic recovery to help the world’s most vulnerable recover from the impact of COVID.

News in Brief 15 June 2021

  • COVID hitting domestic workers hardest: ILO
  • 'Digital dumpsites' study highlights growing e-waste threat
  • UN calls for immediate access to 33,000 children in Tigray
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News in Brief 11 June 2021

  • Rights chief Bachelet condemns attacks on civilians in Myanmar
  • Aid, health teams 'turned away' from accessing the starving in Tigray
  • More families flee violence in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado
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UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva – Animals in lockdown, Tigray and COVID vaccine alert for Africa

In this week’s UN Catch-Up, we’re getting in touch with the natural world – a photo contest showing what animals make of COVID lockdowns…Plus, the week’s top news stories from UN News, including likely famine in Ethiopia’s Tigray and alarming coronavirus vaccine shortfalls in nearly all African nations. I’m your host in Geneva, Daniel Johnson, and regular guest Solange Behoteguy-Cortes is with us too for closing comments. Thanks for listening.

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UN agencies scale-up response to address looming famine ‘catastrophe’ in Tigray

The head of the World Food Programme (WFP) appealed on Thursday for immediate access to deliver lifesaving assistance to Ethiopia’s Tigray region, where ongoing fighting between government and regional forces has put some 350,000 people at risk of famine.  

News in Brief 10 June 2021

  • Tigray alert, with 350,000 at risk of famine
  • Nine in 10 African nations to miss COVID-19 vaccine targets
  • Europe COVID deaths continue downward trajectory
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UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva – DR Congo volcano aid operation

In this week’s 15-minute UN Catch-Up podcast, we hear from the UN aid team that’s been caught up in the terrifying volcanic eruption in DR Congo’s Goma city. Plus, the week’s top news stories from UN News, covering Ethiopia’s Tigray, COVID in Africa and a global biodiversity regeneration call. With Daniel Johnson and Solange Behoteguy-Cortes. Thanks for listening.

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WFP feeds more than one million in Tigray, but needs support to reach more

More than one million people in two areas of the war-ravaged Tigray region in Ethiopia have received emergency food assistance since distributions began in March, the World Food Programme (WFP) reported on Tuesday. 

News in Brief 1 June 2021

  • 90% are going hungry in Tigray, warns WFP
  • UNHCR urges great support for equitable COVID vaccines
  • Warmer temperatures soon as La Niña ends: WMO
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