News in Brief 12 June 2015 (PM)

Listen /

A boy from Myanmar's northern Rakhine state at a refugee camp in Bangladesh. Photo: UNHCR/K.McKinsey (file)

416,000 people in need of humanitarian aid in Myanmar

More than 416,000 people continue to need humanitarian assistance in Myanmar's Rakhine State, according to the UN.

Inter-communal violence caused the mass displacement of people in the region in 2012.

The UN humanitarian agency, OCHA, says 140,000 people are living in dire conditions in camps and many others who have no citizenship are staying in isolated villages.

Report into death of former UN chief handed over

A new report looking into the circumstances of the death of the former UN Secretary-General, Dag Hammarskjold, has been handed to the current UN chief.

Mr Hammarskjold and the members of the party accompanying him died in a plane crash in September 1961 while on a peace mission in Central Africa.

Fears expressed for Colombia peace process

Armed clashes in Colombia could derail the peace process in the country, the High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres has warned.

The Colombian government has been battling insurgents of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, for decades.

Mr Guterres called on both parties to move forward with negotiations, adding that he hoped that talks, which have been taking place in the Cuban capital Havana since 2012, will soon result in a peace accord.

The UN estimates that a quarter of a million people have died as a result of the conflict.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

Duration: 1’28″

Filed under .
UN Radio Daily News Programme
UN Radio Daily News Programme
Updated at 1800 GMT, Monday to Friday
Loading the player ...




December 2017
« Nov