News in Brief 19 December 2017 (PM)

Six aid workers missing in South Sudan after reports of armed clashes

Six relief workers in South Sudan, one international and five national, have been reported by the UN as missing since Sunday.

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Ending famine “completely achievable objective” says relief chief

Ending famine is “completely achievable” and is one of the big challenges that the new UN relief chief is looking forward to tackling during his time in charge of the global body’s humanitarian effort.

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News in Brief 28 September 2017 (PM)

Many “just a step away from starvation” around Lake Chad: UN relief chief

Many citizens of the countries that surround Africa’s Lake Chad are “just a step away from starvation” and in need of sustained international support.

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“Just stop the war” urges UN Yemen Coordinator

With conflict in Yemen grinding on, the health system and economy have collapsed, seriously jeopardizing “people’s ability to survive”.

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News in Brief 01 August 2017 (PM)

UN rights chief concerned over arrest of Venezuela opposition figures

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As famine looms, Yemen “on a knife’s edge”: UN Coordinator

With famine looming in Yemen, the country is “on a knife’s edge” and in desperate need of cash from international donors to avert disaster, said the UN Resident Coordinator in the country on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 13 March 2017 (PM)

UN anti-drug chief details efforts made to rein in narcotics

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UN and Africa Special: Somalia

UN humanitarian chief meets Somalis displaced by drought

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News in Brief 28 February 2017 (AM)

Conflict continues to hamper humanitarian response to South Sudan famine

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US $1.5 billion needed to save lives in Lake Chad region: UN relief chief

US $1.5 billion is  urgently needed to deliver humanitarian aid to people living in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, the UN relief chief has said.

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