News in Brief 07 April 2015 (PM)

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Aerial bombings in Darfur condemned by UN

Aerial bombings which have killed civilians in Sudan's Darfur region have been strongly condemned by the African Union-UN mission there (UNAMID).

UNAMID confirmed that 14 civilians were killed and 18 others injured when 10 bombs were dropped in Rowata in Central Darfur on 1 April.

A verification patrol in Rowata witnessed another aerial bombardment consisting of five bombs that were dropped nearby.

Access to health a major concern for displaced people in Ukraine

Access to health remains a major concern for the displaced and other people in Ukraine impacted by the ongoing conflict between government and pro-Russian separtists, according to the UN Spokesperson.

Stephane Dujarric says that nearly 1.2 million displaced people are reported to have been registered across Ukraine.

"However, difficulties in verifying residence procedures for them are affecting their ability to access to social services. The pressure on schools to accommodate displaced children is increasing because of limited number of available teachers and premises." (13")

At least 40 people reportedly killed by storm in Bangladesh

Approximately 92,000 families in Bangladesh have been affected by a severe storm that struck the capital Dhaka on Sunday, says the UN humanitarian agency (OCHA).

At least 40 people are reported to have been killed in the storm which destroyed nearly 30,000 houses.

The UN says it is closely monitoring the situation in Bangladesh and stands ready to help the Government

Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations.

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