News in Brief 26 July 2017 (AM)

UN appeals for funding to assist vulnerable people in north-east Nigeria

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Hollywood helps highlight Europe’s 20th Century refugee crisis: “The Lid is On” podcast classic

In 1959, Hollywood stars Gregory Peck and Doris Day were at the height of their careers.

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News in Brief 24 July 2017 (AM)

Australia urged to end “offshore processing” of asylum seekers

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Photojournalist partners with UN to chronicle refugee journeys

From Lebanon to Greece, British Photographer Giles Duley has been capturing refugees’ epic journeys of survival as they search for a new home.

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One million undocumented Afghans to get right to stay in Pakistan

Pakistan’s plan to register up to one million undocumented Afghans living in the country is set to bring “much needed relief” for many refugees unable to return home amid ongoing insecurity, the UN said on Friday.

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UN Singers celebrate 70, in village that welcomes the world

The United Nations Singers celebrate their 70th anniversary with a special concert in New York on Friday.

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News in Brief 19 July 2017 (AM)

Shock and sadness over “at least 20 deaths” reported in Yemen: UNHCR

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News in Brief 18 July 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Libya “executions” should face investigation, says UN rights office

Reports indicating that suspected terrorists have been executed by forces aligned with the Libyan National Army (LNA) should face an independent investigation, the UN said on Tuesday.

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Children "increasingly targeted" in CAR violence

Horrific and deadly acts of violence against babies and children have been reported in the Central African Republic (CAR), where fighting has forced tens of thousands of people from their homes in recent months.

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News in Brief 14 July 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Venezuela security forces urged to respect demonstrators’ rights

Venezuela’s government should ensure that the country’s military avoids using excessive force against demonstrators amid reports of intimidation, the UN said on Friday.

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