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News in Brief 7 April 2021

  • COVID-19 cases rise globally for sixth consecutive week 

  • Greater action needed on refugee vaccination, urges UNHCR’s Grandi 

  • Hate speech still rising against Roma despite recognition gains 


Ebola survivors and other parishioners gather at a church in Beni, in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. (August 2019)
UN Photo/Martine Perret

Friday's Daily Brief: Ebola survivors top 1,000 in DR Congo, star of 'Roma' film named Goodwill Ambassador, clean air treaty enters into force

A recap of Friday's stories: Milestone of 1,000 Ebola survivors counted in DR Congo; UN concerned over violent anti-government protests in Iraq and elsewhere; Oscar-nominated star named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador; Parties to Gothenburg Protocol for cleaner air, plan treaty implementation; UN scientific experts advise on elimination of hazardous chemicals.

Graphic novel sheds light on status of Roma women

A new comic that is available online takes a novel approach to highlighting the situation of one of the most excluded groups in Europe.

Daria: A Roma Woman’s Journey tells the story of a young mother in Serbia and touches on issues such as early marriage, discrimination, poverty, and lack of educational and employment opportunities in the Roma community.