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News in Brief 19 May 2021

  • UNRWA launches $38 million appeal for Palestinians as violence continues
  • Genetically-modified mosquitos, potential anti-malaria asset
  • Global trade back in the back for 1st Quarter of 2021: UNCTAD

News in Brief 5 March 2021

  • 1,600 vaccinated in Guinea Ebola virus outbreak but more jabs needed: WHO 

  • COVID-19 cases surge in West Bank in February but fall in Gaza  

  • Iran: condemnation for killing of Baloch minority protesters 

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News in Brief 29 June 2020

  • Bachelet urges Israel to halt West Bank annexation plans, warns of ‘shockwaves’

  • Syrians need international solidarity, warn COVID crisis

  • Food insecurity affecting previously safe communities, insists WFP chief


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News in Brief 25 June 2020

  • DR Congo celebrates end of deadly Ebola outbreak in east

  • Guterres urges Israel to reconsider annexation of West Bank

  • Digital tools being used to track people as never before, warns UN rights chief


Cameroonians, including Wala Matari (far right,) displaced by terrorist activity in the Lake Chad region attend church in north-east Cameroon.
UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Religious site protection, South-South Cooperation, ‘UNComplicated’ airs, West Bank threat, vaccination, Hong Kong update

A recap of Thursday’s top stories: UN Chief’s global call to safeguard religious sites; South-South Cooperation ‘accelerates’ towards SDGs; Guterres on West Bank annexation threat; WHO says one in 10 children not getting proper vaccines; Protestor protection call over Hong Kong; New ‘UNComplicated’ podcast launches.

Palestinian boys raise their hands during one of the first classes of the new academic year, at a school in Gaza supported by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan

UN chief praises impact of Palestine refugee agency as ‘our common success’, at key pledging conference

The work of the UN body responsible for assisting Palestine refugees, UNRWA, which has allowed millions of children to receive an education that promotes UN values of human rights and tolerance, as well as democracy and conflict resolution, should be viewed “not only as our common responsibility, but as our common success”, said Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday.