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News In Brief 12 March 2018

  • “Highest ever number” of Syrian children died in 2017: UNICEF report
  • “Proud feminist” Guterres praises women “calling out” abuse and discrimination
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UNHCR’s Melissa Fleming tells Syrian refugee’s powerful story of survival

A young Syrian refugee woman’s remarkable story of surviving “one of the worst shipwrecks in the Mediterranean” has been told in a book written by the chief spokesperson for the UN refugee agency.

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"Unprecedented" Yemen cholera outbreak must be halted, says WHO

A resurgent cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen has spread with “unprecedented” speed and taken medical professionals by surprise, the UN said on Friday.

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Rape survivors should never face “prison of stigma”

Survivors of rape or sexual slavery should never again face “the prison of stigma” described by some of them as a “living death”, the acting UN special envoy on sexual violence in conflict, has said.

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Girls worst affected as conflict keeps more than 25 million children out of school – UNICEF

Conflict and violence has driven more than 25 million children between 6 and 15 years old – about 22 per cent of children in that age group – from schools in warzones across 22 countries, the United Nations Children's Fund has said.

UN and Africa: focus on migrants and South Sudan

Migrant slave market horrors revealed in Libya

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UN Gender Focus: Sexual violence, women farmers and women entrepreneurs

Scars of rape last “longer than the war”: UN Special Representative

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Children suffer “unspeakable violence” during war, UN envoy says

Children have suffered “unspeakable violence” during war but most of them remain positive, a senior UN envoy said ahead of World Humanitarian Day (WHD) on 19 August.

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Impact of Syria war on children “monstrous and brutal”

The impact of the war in Syria is becoming more “brutal and monstrous” on children, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said.

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“Voice of the voiceless” will carry on criticizing war violations of children

Governments which continue to violate children’s rights in conflict situations will continue to be scrutinized, despite their objections, according to a senior UN official.

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