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News in Brief 9 September 2020

  • Yemen war crimes fears highlighted
  • WFP welcomes $50 million Yemen boost
  • Mali must end slavery: UN rights experts
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News in Brief 21 August 2020

  • Yemen: 300,000 people lose homes, livelihoods in catastrophic flooding  
  • One in two children show signs of trauma, stress after Beirut blast, says UN Children’s Fund 
  • Russian dissident must get the care he needs after suspected poisoning: UN rights office 
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Mali coup: Democratic order must be restored ‘as fast as possible’

The UN on Thursday called for the “constitutional and democratic order” to be restored as soon as possible across Mali, following the military coup, and reiterated a call to respect the rule of law, and refrain from violence.

Mali coup: UN peacekeeping mission ‘must and will continue’ operations

The United Nations continues to monitor the ongoing situation in Mali, where soldiers arrested the President and several members of his cabinet in a military coup on Tuesday. 

Mali: UN chief demands ‘immediate and unconditional release’ of President, cabinet members

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for the immediate restoration of constitutional order and the rule of law in Mali, after mutinying troops arrested the country’s leader and other senior officials on Tuesday.

News in Brief 24 July 2020

  • Arctic on fire, shows need for climate action
  • US protests should be free of violence fears
  • Push for peace in Mali: UN rights experts
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In central Mali, community fighting and impunity, ‘overwhelming’ efforts to protect civilians

Feeding an entrenched cycle of violence and reprisal, 580 civilians have been killed in Mali so far this year, as worsening security conditions and widespread impunity undermine efforts to protect people caught in intercommunal fighting, the UN Human Rights chief said on Friday. 

News in Brief 26 June 2020

  • Syrians face ‘unprecedented’ hunger amid impending COVID crisis
  • 580 civilians killed so far this year in central Mali – OHCHR
  • After ‘megaflash’ lightning strikes, dust plumes hit historic proportions
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UN chief appeals for restraint following protests in Mali

The UN Secretary-General has appealed for calm in Mali, following protests in the capital, Bamako, on Friday.

UN chief urges continued international support for Mali amid growing terrorist threat

The UN Secretary-General has stressed the need for continued international commitment to Mali, as the country continues to navigate the path to political stability while confronting numerous obstacles, including terrorism, and now the COVID-19 pandemic.