News in Brief 21 April 2017 (AM) – Geneva

325 million people suffer from hepatitis B and C

More than 325 million people are infected with hepatitis B or C virus, which can seriously damage the liver, and most sufferers do not get the life-saving help they need, UN health experts said on Friday.

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News in Brief 18 April 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Burundi rape chants “tip of iceberg across country”

Burundi youths who attend political rallies and call for the rape and killing of women could be just the “tip of the iceberg”, the UN Human Rights Office, OHCHR, has warned.

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News in Brief 13 April 2017 (AM)

More investment needed to meet SDG water and sanitation targets

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News in Brief 12 April 2017 (AM)

World trade expected to rebound this year, according to WTO forecast

World trade is expected to rebound and grow during this year and next, but only if the global economy recovers as expected.

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News in Brief 11 April 2017 – Geneva (AM)

Starvation “an inevitability” in vast swathe of Africa and Yemen, says UNHCR

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Thousands of people flee attack in South Sudan into Uganda

Some 6,000 people, mostly women and children, have fled into Uganda after a recent attack on Pajok town in South Sudan, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has confirmed.

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Refugees “often the first victims” of terrorism: UNHCR

When considering how terrorists sometimes abuse the asylum system, it must be remembered that refugees are “often” their first victims.

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News in Brief 03 April 2017 (AM)

More than 300,000 people displaced from West Mosul: UNHCR

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