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News in Brief 28 July 2022

  • UN chief welcomes opening of Black Sea control centre for Ukraine exports
  • Philippines Luzon earthquake: Aid teams ‘ready to reach’ victims
  • Top rights expert spotlights ‘double standard’ towards Ukraine refugees in Poland, Belarus

UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva: Haiti violence, Africa zoonotic disease spike, Aboriginal ‘cultural genocide’ claim

In this week’s podcast, aboriginal art custodians from the Burrup Peninsula in Western Australia come all the way to Geneva to tell us they’re facing cultural genocide, while in Haiti, gang violence is creating a serious problem for UN relief teams. Across Africa, we find out why there’s serious concern about the spread of animal-to-human disease, and in the Philippines, a court ruling on Press freedom hero and Nobel winner, Maria Ressa, has sparked alarm from one leading human rights expert.

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UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva: Tech solutions to relieve typhoon-hit Philippines

In this week’s show, the latest on the emergency relief effort in the Philippines after the terrible destruction caused by Super Typhoon Rai; deep concern about the blockade of medicines to Ethiopia’s Tigray from the World Health Organization (WHO), a “landmark” judgment against a Syrian interrogator who’s been found guilty of crimes against humanity, and Omicron on the African continent, where infections look to be plateauing, but not everywhere.

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News in Brief 9 March 2021

  • Polar vortex responsible for Texas freeze and warm Arctic temperatures 

  • Philippines killing of activists must be investigated 

  • Switzerland ban on headscarves risks further marginalization: UN rights office