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A mother cries when she sees the body of her son who died of Ebola, before he is taken for burial at the Ebola Teatment Centre of Butembo, North-Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo (March 2019).

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Ebola now an international Public Health Emergency, young peacemakers, defining moment for Sudan, war crimes fugitives, migrant ‘crisis’ in Hungary

In today’s Daily Brief: the DR Congo Ebola outbreak is officially declared an international Public Health Emergency; UN Youth Envoy briefs Security Council; an ‘exciting and potentially defining’ moment for Sudan, says UN adviser; more cooperation’s needed to secure arrest of war crimes fugitives; and politicizing the migrant ‘crisis’ in Hungary

Péter Szijjártó, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-second session.
UN Photo/Cia Pak

Hungary, at UN, says roots of terrorism must be tackled; warns ‘migratory waves’ bring terrorists to Europe

The migration crisis and associated threat of terrorism are the greatest threats ever faced by the European Union, Péter Szijjártó, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Hungary, told the United Nations today, denouncing those that encourage ‘waves’ of migrants, which were only putting thousands of people in danger.

UNICEF fears for stranded refugee children in Europe

Some 25,000 refugee and migrant children stranded at transit points across Europe are at risk of emotional distress due to uncertainty about their future, the UN children’s fund, UNICEF, has reported.

These children are living in limbo in countries such as Greece, Bulgaria and Hungary because they do not know if they will be able to move on to other parts of the continent or to reunite with family members settled there.

Alpha Diallo asked UNICEF’s Sarah Crowe what teams on the ground have been seeing.

Duration: 2:38”

UNHCR/Mark Henley

New campaign in Hungary “fuelling xenophobia”

Hungary is being urged to refrain from “policies and practices that promote intolerance”.

The call came from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), following the Hungarian government’s launch of a new campaign that portrays those fleeing war and conflict as criminals, invaders and terrorists.

UNHCR says the public outreach effort, which was launched this month, promotes fear and fuels xenophobia against refugees and migrants.