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News in Brief 4 September 2023

  • Africa bears brunt of global warming it did little to cause: WMO
  • Sudan: ‘Dire’ health situation faces those on the run, $1 billion support package needed: UNHCR
  • Ukraine: ‘Immense challenges’ impede justice for war victims say rights experts
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News in Brief 10 March 2023

  • Cyclone Freddy: Mozambique, Malawi brace for more rain
  • Horn of Africa hunger emergency: ‘129,000 looking death in the eyes’
  • 300,000 flee ongoing violence in DR Congo in February alone
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24 November 2022 News in Brief

  • UN Human Rights Council backs call for probe into Iran crisis
  • Nearly 40 million children ‘dangerously susceptible’ to growing measles threat
  • Racial discrimination panel calls for Xinjiang rights violation probe
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A health worker administers a vaccination against measles on a young girl in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Child vaccinations down in DR Congo, and COVID-19 is not helping: UNICEF

Fewer children are getting vaccinated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the COVID-19 pandemic is almost certainly going to make matters worse, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says. If the trend continues, it could trigger a resurgence in deadly childhood diseases such as polio, chickenpox, measles, yellow fever, hepatitis B, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and meningitis.