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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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News in Brief 4 May 2021

  • El Salvador top court dismissals: human rights chief
  • UNHCR urges Europeans to show more solidarity with Mediterranean migrants
  • ‘Joy’ in South Sudan as schools reopen across country after 14 months - UNICEF
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World stands at critical moment to deliver on 2030 Agenda – UN deputy chief

The world is at a critical moment to deliver on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on Wednesday, during a virtual discussion with European Parliament Vice-President Heidi Hautala. 

WHO-backed policy brief calls for action to address ‘long COVID’

With one in 10 people still feeling ill 12 weeks after having COVID-19, authorities must do more to support them, a UN-backed policy brief issued on Thursday argues. 

News in Brief 11 February 2021

  • COVID: Using AstraZeneca vaccine is ‘right thing to do’ for everyone: WHO 
  • COVID numbers are still too high in Europe, warns WHO regional director 
  • Remove activists from ‘terrorist list’, urge UN-appointed independent experts 
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News in Brief 28 January 2021

  • Escalating hostilities in Yemen’s Hudaydah put thousands of civilians at risk  
  • Paperwork holds up ailing supertanker inspection 
  • Asylum ‘under attack’ at Europe’s borders - UNHCR 
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COVID-19 rise in Europe a great concern, says WHO regional chief

COVID-19 is now the fifth leading cause of death in Europe, where nearly 700,000 cases were reported this week: the highest weekly incidence since the pandemic began in March, the regional head of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) told journalists on Thursday. 

Interception no solution to address migrants crossing English Channel

Intercepting boats full of migrants attempting to cross the English Channel, is not the solution to deter them from attempting to reach the United Kingdom, UN agencies have stressed, warning that deployment of large naval vessels to block small, flimsy dinghies could lead to fatal incidents.

News in Brief 16 April 2020

  • UN chief expresses solidarity for Africa as continent ‘braces’ for pandemic
  • Europeans remain in midst of storm, warns region’s UN health chief
  • ‘No evidence’ polio vaccine prevents COVID-19
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News in Brief 15 April 2020

  • Relaxing lockdowns without boosting care could lead to new COVID spike: WHO
  • New coronavirus infections have yet to peak
  • Protection appeal for children facing online threats during stay-at-home confinement
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