Ethiopia

News in Brief 13 June 2017 (PM)

Landmines exacerbate humanitarian crises, hinder response

The threats posed by landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices exacerbate humanitarian crises and hinder emergency responses.

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In Ethiopia, UN rights chief urges authorities for greater freedoms; space for critical voices

Speaking to the press during his mission to Ethiopia, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today highlighted the need for greater and freer civic space, with “broader latitude for the contributions of critical or dissenting views” to decision-making in the country.

UN and Africa: focus on Somalia and press freedom day

Somalia children facing “triple threat” of drought, disease and displacement: UNICEF

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News in Brief 22 March 2017 (PM)

UN “gravely concerned” at serious rights violations across Libya

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Former “Lost Boy” bringing water to South Sudan

Small grassroots organizations can make a “great difference” in the communities where they work, according to the founder of a not-for-profit that is providing villagers in South Sudan with access to water.

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Think before making the dangerous crossing to Yemen, musicians urge

During 2016, more than 117,000 refugees arrived in war-stricken Yemen, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), despite the escalating conflict there.

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News in Brief 21 February 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Gaddafi regime trial “fell short of international standards”

The trial of members of the former Libyan government under Muammar Gaddafi was flawed and “a “missed opportunity for justice”, the UN’s human rights chief has said.

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'Time lost means lives lost,' warns UN aid chief, releasing funds to tackle drought in Ethiopia

The top United Nations humanitarian official today released $18.5 million from the organization's Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to enable critical aid for more than 785,000 people suffering from hunger, malnutrition and severe water shortages in Ethiopia's Somali region – the worst drought-stricken part of the country.

UN and Africa: focus on East Africa, Gambian youth and World Radio Day

East Africa drought pushing food prices up sharply

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News in Brief 9 February 2017 (PM)

Somali president faces "formidable" set of challenges, international partners say

Somalia's new president faces a "formidable" set of challenges in meeting the expectations of the Somali people, the country's international partners have said.

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