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Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Hong Kong airport disruption, Geneva Conventions at 70, new Ebola drug, French fighters in Iraq, Mediterranean migrant and Aden updates

Our main stories today cover: Human rights chief on chaos at Hong Kong airport; Geneva Conventions have been ‘limiting brutality’ for 70 years; breakthrough drug in DR Congo Ebola fight; France pushed to repatriate nationals on death row in Iraq; ‘Race against time” for migrants in Mediterranean

News in Brief 9 August 2019

  • Food aid to Yemen set to fully resume after two-month break
  • More than 500,000 Rohingya refugees get ID cards for first time
  • Malians fleeing violence should be given international protection, says UN
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News in Brief 6 August 2019

  •  ‘€1 million’ fines for rescue boats prompts UN concern for future sea operations
  • All States have ‘primary responsibility’ to protect against hate attacks: UN’s Bachelet
  • Kashmir developments risk further impacting on people’s rights: UN
  • Musician’s call from the heart for 1.8 million hungry people in CAR
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News in Brief 2 August 2019

  • Security Council gravely concerned over Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
  • Plant a tree, save the planet
  • Scouts virtually step into lives of refugees
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Conflict, climate change among factors that increase ‘desperation that enables human trafficking to flourish’, says UN chief

To mark the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has stressed that “human trafficking is a heinous crime that affects every region of the world” – especially women and children.

One in two Venezuelan families on the move face ‘drastic’ choices to survive

A “continued flow” of Venezuelans out of their country is to be expected, UN humanitarians said on Friday, highlighting the many risks faced by families on the move, such as begging, child labour and even so-called survival sex.  In an interview with UN News’s Samuel Mungai, UN refugee agency spokesperson Liz Throssell, explains that one in two families have encountered problems on their perilous journeys.

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News in Brief 1 July 2019

  • Heat stress spike predicted to cost global economy $2,400 billion a year
  • 1.4 million refugees set to need urgent resettlement in 2020: UNHCR
  • Belarus: UN human rights experts denounce execution
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News in Brief 26 June 2019

  • Tragic image of drowned father and child in Rio Grande spurs migration debate 
  • UN should lead criminal investigation into Khashoggi killing, says rights investigator 
  • Two-thirds of global drug deaths now from opioids: UN drugs report 
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Monday’s Daily Brief: human rights in the Near East and a Forum for Refugees

Monday’s top stories include: human rights issues in Syria, Iraq and the Occupied Palestinian Territory; a global forum to find coordinated solutions to the plight of refugees worldwide; the election of the new head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.

News in Brief 24 June 2019

  • ISIL families detained in ‘sub-standard conditions’, says UN rights chief
  • Displacement challenges ‘cannot be done alone’
  • New UN agriculture agency chief hails from China
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