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More unity, ‘collective action’ needed to maintain international order, EU leader tells UN Assembly

Rules-based international order is under “great strain,” Donald Tusk, President of the European Council of the European Union (EU), told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, saying that his organization is “fighting intensely” to preserve it.

News in Brief 23 November 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Philippines urged to stop attacks and killings in anti-drugs campaign

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Paris summit explores solutions to migrant crisis

The challenge for political leaders attending a summit on migration hosted by France on Monday will be to give people options other than having to trust smugglers, the UN has said.

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“Dramatic increase” in food insecurity: FAO report

There has been a “dramatic increase” in food insecurity around the world the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Friday.

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News in Brief 6 March 2017 (AM)

Haiti recovery plan needs strong support

Countries are being urged to support a nearly US$3 billion plan to help Haiti recover from Hurricane Matthew, the deadly storm which hit the island nation last October.

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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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News in Brief 31 January 2017 (AM)

Airdrops to besieged Syrian city of Deir-ez-Zour resume: WFP

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News in Brief 26 January 2017 (AM)

Appeal for calm in CAR town

A senior UN humanitarian official in the Central African Republic (CAR) has appealed for calm in the wake of renewed tensions in the town of Bambari, located in the middle of the country.

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Refugees still portrayed as “potential terrorists” by some media

Refugees who have fled to Europe from countries like Syria and Afghanistan are still being portrayed as “potential terrorists”, especially on social media, while so-called “hate speech” is on the rise.

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Europe urged to increase relocation of refugees and migrants

“Unnecessarily slow and challenging.”

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