News in Brief 14 April 2015 (AM)

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UNICEF delivers supplies to Syria despite challenges

Forty-three trucks from the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) carrying humanitarian supplies have reached Qamishli, in the north-east of Syria.

The trucks passed through the Nusyabin crossing point in Turkey over the past few days and will assist 2.3 million people in need.

The shipment includes water treatment products, hygiene and baby kits, water purification tablets, diarrhoeal disease sets, and midwifery kits.

UNICEF called it a "significant break-through" but said it is not enough to support one million children in need of assistance in north-east Syria.

Security situation in Mali becoming more "volatile"

The UN human rights office (OHCHR) said it is deeply disturbed at a series of violent attacks that have occurred in the Gao and Kidal regions of northern Mali.

OHCHR said it is making an already precarious security situation more volatile.

It has also deplored the continued targeting of UN personnel and humanitarian workers in the country.

Since its establishment in 2013, the UN Mission in Mali has been attacked more than 60 times, causing over 35 peacekeepers to be killed and more than 200 casualties.

Killing of Chilean Peacekeeper in Haiti condemned by Security Council

An attack on a vehicle of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) on Monday which left one Chilean peacekeeper dead has been condemned in the strongest terms by the Security Council.

The members of the Council expressed their deepest sympathy to the family of the fallen peacekeeper, to the Government and people of Chile, and to MINUSTAH.

Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations.

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