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‘Climate change is the battle of my life’, UN chief tells students living on the frontline in Fiji

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres saw the frontline of “the battle against climate change” for himself on Thursday, by taking to the tropical waters of the South Pacific off the coast of Fiji, on a solar-powered boat.

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Ebola in DR Congo, malnutrition in Laos, baby health, support for Sahel force, #ClimateAction

On Thursday, we cover: more support needed for Sahel force, fears in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as Ebola response funding dwindles; food and nutrition concerns in Laos; an update on low birthweight babies across the world; and the UN chief’s trip for climate action in the Pacific continues.

UN chief lauds Fijians as ‘natural global leaders’ on climate, environment, hails ‘symbiotic relationship’ with land and sea

Fiji’s strong traditions of community and social responsibility, and its “symbiotic relationship” with its surroundings, has made its people “natural global leaders on climate and the environment”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told the nation’s Parliament on Thursday.

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: climate challenges for the Pacific, new global health tool, updates on Yemen, the Gulf and Somalia

This Wednesday, top stories includes: the UN chief’s continued visit in the Pacific to raise awareness on the impacts of climate change; in Yemen, the fatal price that children are paying due to a conflict they did not cause; a new tool to track medical products worldwide; drought in Somalia; and updates on tensions in the Gulf.

FROM THE FIELD: Sailing a traditional and sustainable path in Fiji’s tropical waters

Young people in Fiji are helping to revive indigenous cultural practices of the Pacific Ocean island while learning about sustainable transport thanks to an initiative supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

Fiji: UN warns of flooding as cyclone-battered country braces for another storm

Less than two months after Tropical Cyclone Winston cut a path of destruction across Fiji, the country is bracing for the impact of another storm, the United Nations relief aid office said today.

In boost to relief effort, UN-chartered jet brings life-saving supplies to Fiji

A large plane carrying life-saving supplies arrived in Fiji on Monday, in a big boost to the United Nations emergency response to Cyclone Winston, one of the strongest storms in history.

Lacking basic necessities, Fiji's children 'at risk' after Cyclone Winston – UNICEF

More than a week after a devastating tropical storm ripped through Fiji, some 40 per cent of the islands' children are “at risk,” with many living without safe drinking water, power or a roof over their heads, the United Nations children's agency says.

Fiji: UNICEF steps up response as 'full picture' of Cyclone Winston's impact becomes clearer

As the full picture of the worst cyclone ever to hit Fiji becomes more apparent, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) estimates that up to 120,000 children across the county may be badly affected.

Ban welcomes start of constitution-making process in Fiji

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed last week’s announcement in Fiji of the start of a constitution-making process, saying it was an important step towards the country’s return to constitutional order.