News in Brief 27 March 2015 (AM)

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Damage caused by fighting in Abyan Governorate, southern Yemen. Photo: OCHA/Eman (file)

Warring parties in Yemen urged to show restraint

All warring parties in Yemen have been urged by the top UN humanitarian official in the country to show restraint, observe their obligations to protect civilians and allow access for humanitarian assistance to reach those in need.

In a statement issued on Friday Johannes Van Der Klaauw, said he was extremely concerned that the escalating conflict could divert scarce resources away from basic services and safety nets for the most vulnerable.

He said violations, including the targeting of schools, health facilities and other social infrastructure, have had a disproportionate impact on children, about 100,000 of whom were displaced by the conflict in 2014.

India to face challenge of increasing nuclear power generation

India is going to face the challenge of maintaining sufficient regulatory oversight of nuclear power plants over the next decade.

That's according to a team of senior international nuclear experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) which has concluded a 12-day mission to the Asian country.

In its preliminary findings, the team noted that India has 21 operating nuclear power reactors and seven others under construction.

People affected by cyclone in Vanuatu get food from UN agency

Two weeks after Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, food for more than 160,000 people has reached all the 22 affected islands, according to the UN food agency.

The World Food Programme (WFP) says it is supporting the government-led effort by organizing distributions, logistics and services.

The agency is also providing extra food to supplement food packages where necessary.

Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations.

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