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Sudan: WHO condemns military occupation of hospitals as ‘gross violation’

A senior World Health Organization (WHO) official has condemned the reported military occupation of at least one hospital in Sudan as a base for attacks, as “an incredibly concerning development.”

Dr. Richard Brennan, WHO Emergency Director for the Eastern Mediterranean region which includes Sudan, told UN News that the use of any health facility by either side in Sudan’s current military power struggle, would be a gross violation of international humanitarian law.

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News in Brief 23 August 2022

  • Ukraine soldier trials in Mariupol may amount to war crime: OHCHR
  • DR Congo declares Ebola resurgence in restive North Kivu: WHO
  • Myanmar: 5 years since Rohingya mass exodus, UNHCR urges solutions
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Rise in arrests of young Palestinians

The number of Palestinian children arrested by Israeli authorities has doubled in the past four years, according to an advocate from the region.

Khaled Quzmar, General Director of Defense for Children International-Palestine, says 440 young people have been detained, some as young as 12-years-old.

Mr Quzmar was at the UN to participate in a briefing aimed at raising awareness about Palestinian children who have been arrested for non-violent and violent acts of resistance.

President David Arthur Ranger of  Guyana addresses the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventieth session.
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President of Guyana urges UN to protect small States from foreign aggression

Reaffirming his country’s commitment to international law and the primacy of the decisions of the United Nations, the President of Guyana today called on the world body to stand by its commitment to protect small States from foreign aggression, in this case, attempts by Venezuela to “unravel borders which have been undisturbed for decades.”