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News in Brief 14 December 2017 (AM)

UN peacekeeping chief pays tribute to fallen Tanzanian blue helmets

The head of UN peacekeeping operations has paid tribute to the 14 Tanzanian blue helmets killed last week by suspected rebels in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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News in Brief 13 December 2017 (PM)

At least 15 besieged Syrian civilians dead due to lack of medical care

At least 15 civilians in urgent need of medical evacuation have died in the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta, the UN said on Wednesday.

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News in Brief 13 December 2017 (AM)

Half the world lacks access to “essential health services”

At least half of the world’s population lacks access to essential health services, with around 100 million people forced to live in “extreme poverty” due to the cost of health care.

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News in Brief 12 December 2017 (PM)

Align financial investments with climate objectives: UN Secretary-General

Finance will be the “decisive factor” between winning or losing the battle against climate change.

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News in Brief 12 December 2017 - Geneva (AM)

$4.4 billion appeal launched for over 5 million Syrian refugees

A more than $4 billion appeal has been launched to support what one top UN official called on Tuesday “a lost generation” of Syrian refugees caught up in the ongoing conflict.

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News in Brief 11 December 2017 (PM)

Bodies of Tanzanian peacekeepers killed in DRC arrive home on UN flight

The bodies of the 14 Tanzanian peacekeepers killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on Friday, have been returned home on a UN flight, according to Tanzania’s Foreign Minister.

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News in Brief 11 December 2017 (AM)

Children exposed to dangerous “new risks” online: UNICEF

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News in Brief 08 December 2017 (PM)

Countries have pledged $383 million dollars to support a UN fund that provides timely humanitarian aid during crises.

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News in Brief 8 December 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Aid resumes to Rohingya in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State

Food aid deliveries have resumed to thousands of people affected by violence in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State, the UN said on Friday.

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News in Brief 07 December 2017 (PM)

Fuel “trickling in” but not enough to deliver aid to stricken Yemenis

Life-saving fuel is “trickling in” to Yemen once more following the partial lifting of a Saudi-led blockade, but it’s not enough to deliver vital aid to millions around the country.

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