refugees and migrants

News in Brief 23 July 2021

  • Fears of famine persist in Ethiopia’s stricken Tigray region
  • Thailand: Heritage status row over Kaeng Krachan national park
  • Tokyo Olympians’ message of hope for world’s displaced
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News in Brief 22 July 2021

  • Africa: 7 in 10 countries to miss COVID19 vaccination targets
  • Reversing biodiversity loss is worth $1.4 trillion a year: FAO chief
  • Togo joins international bid to end statelessness
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News in Brief 14 July 2021

  • Coup and COVID-19 fuelling ‘perfect storm’ in Myanmar: UN expert
  • Deadly sea routes cause migrant deaths to double
  • UNCTAD: EU carbon reduction deal won’t hurt developing exporters as badly as feared
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UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva – Drought in Bolivia, COVID in Africa, & why climate resilience matters to shopkeepers

In this week’s show: a chilling warning that climate change could cause a pandemic-scale economic shock to small businesses once a decade; we follow the fast-growing COVID-19 spike across Africa and hear welcome news about how some countries have included refugees in their pandemic vaccination programmes. We’ll also be learning about why drought “could be the next pandemic” from the UN’s top disaster risk reduction official, in this week’s interview.

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News in Brief 18 June 2021

  • Refugees disproportionately hit by COVID: Guterres
  • Famine risk spikes amid conflict, COVID and funding gaps
  • UN rights office OHCHR condemns targeting of civilian infrastructure in Yemen
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News in Brief 15 June 2021

  • COVID hitting domestic workers hardest: ILO
  • 'Digital dumpsites' study highlights growing e-waste threat
  • UN calls for immediate access to 33,000 children in Tigray
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News in Brief 8 June 2021

  • Chilly Spring, cold comfort for planet as emissions rise again
  • Ocean blues, as CO2 spike threatens marine life, jobs
  • Rescued Rohingya given food, water in Indonesia
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News in Brief 26 May 2021

  • UN human rights chief urges protection for migrants in Central Mediterranean
  • UNSMIL convenes Libyan Political Dialogue Forum  on road to December elections
  • Latin America: Older refugees facing increased risks in pandemic





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News in Brief 18 May 2021

  • Rising toll in Middle East violence as UN calls for more Gaza aid access
  • Rohingya more vulnerable than ever: UNHCR and IOM
  • Asylum appeal for Mozambicans fleeing violence to Tanzania
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News in Brief 17 May 2021

  • UN chief urges end to 'senseless' violence in Palestine, Israel
  • Gaza humanitarian relief stepped up by UN agencies
  • Countries urged to 'keep doors open' to LGBTIQ+ 
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