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News In Brief 05 October 2018

  • UN Goodwill Ambassador and Congolese surgeon joint winners of Nobel Peace Prize 2018
  • Access still an obstacle to reaching stricken communities on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island
  • WFP scales up emergency school lunch campaign in Central African Republic
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Access still an obstacle to reaching stricken communities on Indonesian island: UN agencies

Aid is getting through to victims of last Friday’s deadly earthquake and tsunami, which struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, but stricken communities are still in dire need, UN aid agencies said on Friday.

News in Brief 04 October 2018

  • Security Council heads to DR Congo as Ebola threatens regional stability
  • Shortages and infrastructure collapse, hampers Indonesia relief effort
  • Global food prices drop more than 7 per cent year-on-year: FAO
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News in Brief 02 October 2018

  • Humanitarians fear for Indonesia’s worst-hit quake areas
  • New cholera vaccine campaign underway in Yemen
  • Smoking destroys the environment and undermines sustainable development
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UN system mobilizing to support Indonesia, following earthquake and tsunami disaster

Rescue workers are still trying to reach areas of Sulawesi in Indonesia affected by an earthquake and tsunami, UN humanitarians said on Monday, noting that more than 840 people have died and more than 600 have been severely injured in the disaster.

Massive earthquake in Indonesia leaves hundreds dead: UN chief ‘deeply saddened’

Following a major, 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province on Friday, the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said in a statement that he’s “deeply saddened” by the “terrible loss of life” and injuries from the disaster.

Incorporating traditional culture “key” to disaster management

Engaging local communities and incorporating traditional cultures is key to managing disasters in Indonesia.

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Syrian refugee pressures on Jordan “like a slow-moving tsunami”

The pressure of having more than a million Syrian refugees enter Jordan since 2011, is equivalent to a “slow-moving tsunami”.

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UN Gender Focus: maternal mortality, hospital in Sri Lanka and role of women in peacebuilding

Impressive drop in maternal mortality rates

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Marking 10 years since Indian Ocean tsunami, UN says world better prepared for natural disasters

It has been ten years since a massive tsunami swept across the Indian Ocean killing more than 200,000 people and devastating coastline communities from Indonesia to Somalia. Today, the world today is much better prepared to mitigate such disasters, senior United Nations officials have declared.