News in Brief 26 April 2019

  • Guterres calls for ‘quantum’ leap in resources and will for development and climate solutions
  • New Mozambique storm rips off roofs, brings lashing rain as aid response kicks in
  • Mali insecurity leaves one in three Mopti schools closed
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Terrorists can’t stop us, says UN humanitarian chief in Mali

The terrorists targeting civilians and aid workers in Mali won’t stop the humanitarian effort there.

That’s according to the UN humanitarian coordinator in the north-west African country, Mbaranga Gasarabwe.

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“Positive trajectory” for humanitarian situation in Pakistan

The humanitarian situation in Pakistan has a “positive trajectory” despite an ongoing crisis, according to a senior UN official who has just visited the country.

Five million Pakistanis have been displaced by conflict in recent years, but many are now returning home.

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Thousands of South Sudanese fleeing insecurity arrive in Malakal

Thousands of people fleeing violence and food insecurity in South Sudan have recently arrived at the UN’s Protection of Civilians site in Malakal, according to the UN mission in the country, UNMISS.

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Political process in CAR "moving forward"


The political process in the Central African Republic (CAR) is moving forward despite ongoing tensions between rival communities, according to the UN’s top envoy in the country.

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“Thirst for knowledge” among children of war-torn South Sudan

Despite the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, children there have issued a simple and clear message: we want to stay in school.

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Chad secures US$1.1 billion in debt relief

Unrest in Central Africa is stretching the already scarce resources of Chad, even further than normal according to the International Monetary Fund or IMF.

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UN predicts fall in global cereal production as record numbers go hungry

Bad weather, violent conflict and volatile market prices could force a drop off in the global production of cereal crops this year, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) predicted today after already warning that some 1 billion people worldwide are going hungry.