News in Brief 27 February 2017 (AM)

Human rights fundamental to “the future we want” and reaching SDGs

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News in Brief 24 February 2017 (PM)

Tighter rules needed to combat air pollution, UN experts urge

Countries have a duty to strengthen legislation that prevents and controls exposure to toxic air pollution, UN human rights experts have urged.

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News in Brief 23 February 2017 (AM)

Security essential to reinvigorating South Sudan “bread basket”

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Syrian refugee family gets new life in US

A Syrian refugee who recently moved to the USA with the help of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) wants to give back to his host community and improve people’s perception of his culture and religion.

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News in Brief 21 February 2017 (PM)

Famine looms in Yemen, Nigeria, South Sudan and Somalia: UNICEF

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News in Brief 20 February 2016 (AM)

Severe food shortages hit Africa’s refugees hard, UN agencies warn

Severe food shortages are affecting some two million refugees in 10 countries across Africa, two UN agency heads have warned.

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News in Brief 16 February 2016 (AM)

DRC leaders urged to conclude dialogue

Political leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are being urged to conclude talks related to elections scheduled for the end of the year.

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News in Brief 15 February 2016 (AM)

WFP to continue assisting thousands in eastern Ukraine

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News in Brief 10 February 2016 (AM) – Geneva

South Sudan refugee numbers hit 1.5 million

More than 1.5 million people have now fled conflict in South Sudan, making it Africa’s largest refugee crisis.

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News in Brief 7 February 2017 (PM)

Surge in fighting in eastern Ukraine forces children out of school

Thousands of children have been forced out of schools in eastern Ukraine following last week’s surge in fighting, humanitarian organisations in the country have confirmed.

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