pandemic

News in Brief 30 March 2021

  • Grave concern for women and children targeted in northern Mozambique 
  • Syrians’ struggle is getting worse, not better, says UN’s Guterres  
  • World leaders call for new international treaty to improve pandemic response 
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News in Brief 22 February 2021

  • Coups have no place in world today, UN chief tells Myanmar military 
  • Rights chief Bachelet insists we have the chance to build back better after pandemic 
  • Condemnation for deadly attack on UN humanitarians in DR Congo  
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News in Brief 25 January 2021

  • COVID pandemic impact ‘four times worse’ on jobs than 2008 financial crisis
  • Sri Lanka: ‘Forced’ cremation of COVID victims’ bodies must stop 
  • Syrian crisis is still killing children in 2021, constitutional talks resume in Geneva 
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News in Brief 13 January 2021

  • Health agency calls for greater cooperation to identify COVID mutations 
  • Lower wages and higher health risks: Reality of COVID homeworking 
  • Prosecutors ‘lost case file’ of murdered activist, says UN rights panel 
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News in Brief 11 January 2021

  • WHO’s Tedros welcomes China announcement on COVID-19 team visit 
  • UNAIDS unveils new targets on HIV prevention amid rise in stigma  
  • Rights expert calls for reversal of Israel’s eviction order against 16 Palestinian families 
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News in Brief 28 December 2020

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Migrant lives at ‘immediate risk’, warn UN agencies 
  • UN peacekeepers patrol polling stations during CAR elections 
  • World must prepare for the next pandemic, UN urges  
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News in Brief 17 December 2020

  • COVID: end of year celebrations and ski advice from WHO
  • Under 40s urged to make extra effort for vulnerable in Western Pacific
  • UN Children’s Fund supports emergency food aid for hungry kids over holidays
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News in Brief 7 December 2020

  • $2.5 billion appeal for 39 million children in Middle East and North Africa 
  • Self-immolation and suicide: Afghan law ‘still fails sex crime victims’ 
  • Guterres spotlights ‘critical role’ of aviation in pandemic recovery 
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News in Brief 29 October 2020

  • Tax unsustainable activities to reduce pandemic risks, experts urge 
  • Typhoon strikes central Viet Nam, aid agencies rush in emergency relief 
  • After nearly a decade away, La Niña weather system is back 
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4'3"

News in Brief 12 October 2020

  • Staggering rise in climate emergencies in last 20 years, disaster research shows 
  • Food summit will address hunger and climate emergency 
  • Despair widespread among refugees because of COVID pandemic: UNHCR 
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