New UN relief chief relays voices of displaced to world leaders

Displaced people in Africa’s volatile Lake Chad region have an urgent request to the international community: we need your protection.

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News in Brief 6 September 2017 (AM)

“Nearly zero progress” in reducing global out-of-school rate: UNICEF

The percentage of 6-15-year-olds missing out on school has barely decreased over the past decade, the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF  said on Wednesday.

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“It hurts” that humanitarian needs go unmet: UN relief chief

“It hurts” when the humanitarian response to a man-made crisis is insufficient to meet the needs of vulnerable people, says the UN relief chief in a wide-ranging interview ahead of leaving his post at the end of August.

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News in Brief 24 August 2017 (PM)

UN welcomes report on Myanmar’s Rakhine State

The United Nations has welcomed the release of a report on finding lasting solutions to the crisis in Rakhine State in Myanmar.

The western state has seen deadly clashes between Buddhist and Muslim communities.

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News in Brief 24 August 2017 (AM)

Europe: Refugee and migrant arrivals drop but dangers persist, says UNHCR

Despite a decline in the arrival of refugees and migrants in Europe, the likelihood of death on the journey to the continent is still “alarmingly high.”

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News in Brief 22 August 2017 (PM)

Senior UN official calls for re-commitment to two-State solution

The recent crisis in Jerusalem has highlighted the need for a clear re-commitment by Israelis and Palestinians to ending occupation and realizing a two-State solution, the UN Security Council heard on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 21 August 2017 (PM)

UN readying to support civilians fleeing from Iraqi city

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News in Brief 10 August 2017 (PM)

5.6 million more going hungry in Ethiopia so far this year

The number of people going hungry in Ethiopia has risen by 5.6 million so far this year due to poor rainfall, exacerbating severe drought conditions, the UN said on Thursday.

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan force, DRC atrocities, Eritrea development

Arrival of South Sudan force allows peacekeepers to patrol “insecure roads”

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Up to 50,000 civilians trapped in Raqqa with “no way out”: OCHA

Up to 50,000 civilians remain trapped in the former Daesh, or ISIL, terrorist stronghold of Raqqa, with “no way for them to get out.”

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