health

News in Brief 3 February 2021

  • Urgent steps needed to alleviate suffering in Ethiopia’s Tigray region: Guterres 
  • Key workers in 145 countries to receive COVID vaccines 
  • Navalny prison sentence prompts ‘dismay’ from UN rights office 
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News in Brief 26 January 2021

  • Mozambique: UN responds as thousands are hit by Cyclone Eloise 
  • Refugee resettlement suffers ‘extreme anomaly’ from pandemic fallout in 2020 
  • UN health agency panel issues key guidance on second COVID vaccine timing 
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News in Brief 25 January 2021

  • COVID pandemic impact ‘four times worse’ on jobs than 2008 financial crisis
  • Sri Lanka: ‘Forced’ cremation of COVID victims’ bodies must stop 
  • Syrian crisis is still killing children in 2021, constitutional talks resume in Geneva 
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News in Brief 22 January 2021

  • Guterres hails entry into force of treaty seeking nuclear weapons ban 
  • Darfur’s health centres ‘unable to cope’ with intercommunal violence 
  • Migrants need fair access to COVID-19 vaccine, say UN Special Rapporteurs 
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News in Brief 19 January 2021

  • UN health agency underlines dangers of ‘vaccinationalism’ over COVID-19 
  • Mass protest calls in Haiti, raise spectre of fresh rights violations 
  • UN mourns peacekeepers killed in continuing Central African Republic violence 
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News in Brief 13 January 2021

  • Health agency calls for greater cooperation to identify COVID mutations 
  • Lower wages and higher health risks: Reality of COVID homeworking 
  • Prosecutors ‘lost case file’ of murdered activist, says UN rights panel 
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News in Brief 12 January 2021

  • Health agency chief urges COVID-19 vaccinations for ‘high-risk’ populations 
  • UN rights chief: Peru law enforcement used excessive force in mass demonstrations 
  • Humanitarian crisis looms in Madagascar amid drought and pandemic 
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News in Brief 11 January 2021

  • WHO’s Tedros welcomes China announcement on COVID-19 team visit 
  • UNAIDS unveils new targets on HIV prevention amid rise in stigma  
  • Rights expert calls for reversal of Israel’s eviction order against 16 Palestinian families 
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News in Brief 8 January 2021

  • Rights chief Bachelet echoes condemnation of incitement in US Capitol chaos 
  • Mass displacement amid Central African Republic election violence 
  • Vietnam arrests of journalists ‘part of clampdown on freedom of expression’ 
  • UN’s global post-COVID poll: The long and short of what 1.5 million people want 
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News in Brief 21 December 2020

  • Voters in Central African Republic will have their say 
  • Unitaid welcomes Norway’s $40 million donation for COVID-19 treatments, tests 
  • UNESCO still awaiting Azerbaijan’s response over Nagorno-Karabakh mission 
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