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News in Brief 26 July 2017 (PM)

UN Envoy calls for dialogue between Burundi government and opposition

It is imperative that the Government of Burundi agree to an inclusive dialogue with the opposition.

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News in Brief 05 July 2017 – PM

TV weather presenters explore impact of warming cities

In another year of record rising temperatures, television weather presenters have been forecasting the degree to which some of the world’s major cities could hot up due to rising carbon dioxide emissions.

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Record 141 million people need humanitarian aid

Protracted conflicts and disasters have left a record 141 million people in need of humanitarian help, the UN’s Emergency Relief chief said on Wednesday.

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News in Brief 20 June 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Central DRC region has become "a landscape of horror": UN Human Rights chief

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Israel occupation “key driver of humanitarian need” in Palestinian territory

Now in its 50th year, Israel’s occupation is being cited by a recent UN report as a “key driver of humanitarian need” in the Palestinian territory and West Bank, including east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

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UN and Africa: focus on CAR, Nigeria and peacekeeping

Upsurge in violence forces 80,000 people in CAR to flee: UNHCR

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News in Brief 30 May 2017 (PM)

UN will continue to stand by Iraq in fight against terror, pledges Guterres

The UN will continue to stand by all Iraqis in their fight against terror, following bombings on Tuesday that killed more than 30 civilians, according to news reports.

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News in Brief 12 May 2017 (PM)

Ebola case confirmed in DRC, nine others suspected

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News in Brief 5 May 2017 (AM)

Humanitarian agencies decision to pull back in CAR is temporary

The decision by four major humanitarian agencies to withdraw partially from the Central African Republic (CAR) amid attacks on their workers is “temporary”, the UN said on Friday.

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News in brief 28 April (PM)

 UN official draws attention to “complex emergency” in Mali

A senior UN official is drawing attention to the complex emergency in Mali and the deteriorating humanitarian situation resulting from the conflict, following a three-day visit to the country.

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