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News in Brief 12 July 2017 (PM)

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Attacks in Abyei by unknown armed groups condemned by UN The recent attacks by unknown armed assailants in the disputed Abyei Area have been condemned by the UN Mission in Abyei, UNISFA. The Mission was established in 2011 to quell the violence in the oil-rich region of Abyei which is claimed by both Sudan and [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 12 July 2017

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Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Matt Wells and Jocelyne Sambira. In today’s programme: 20 million Yemenis are depending on concrete action by the UN Security Council to stop the brutal war there, as cholera worsens says the UN Relief chief; and, we'll hear how literacy classes for [...]

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20 million Yemenis need "concrete action" from Security Council

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Around 20 million Yemenis depend on the UN Security Council taking concrete action to help end the conflict there that's now sparked a "cholera scandal". That's the call to action from UN Relief Chief, Stephen O'Brien, addressing the Council on Wednesday along with other senior UN officials; urging more funding and support from the whole [...]

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Gaza in crisis as power shortages bite

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Two million people in Gaza are suffering a man-made humanitarian crisis caused by power shortages, UN rights experts warned on Wednesday. Hospitals are reportedly in a "precarious" condition and water shortages are growing, the seven Special Rapporteurs indicated in a statement. They attribute responsibility for the crisis to Israel, which controls access to Gaza, but [...]

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UN in South Sudan warns about growing insecurity in Pagak

Listen / David Shearer, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of UNMISS speaking at press conference in Juba on 12 July 2017. UNMISS Photo/Daniel Dickinson

The head of the UN Mission in South Sudan has expressed "grave concern" at the ongoing situation in Pagak town, a stronghold for opposition forces in the Upper Nile region. David Shearer, who is also the Special Representative of the Secretary General, made the remarks during a news conference in the capital Juba on Wednesday. [...]

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News in Brief 12 July 2017 (AM)

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More than 2 billion people lack access to safe drinking water, UN warns Around 2.1 billion people worldwide lack access to "safe, readily available" water at home and more than twice as many are lacking safe sanitation. That's according to a new report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF. [...]

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MONUSCO "working very closely" with DRC generals on civilian protection

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As "harrowing reports" mount of violence and killings across the Kasai provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the head of the UN military operation there says peacekeepers are doing "their level best" to protect civilian lives. The UN Stabilization Mission MONUSCO's Force Commander Derick Mbuyiselo Mgwebi said that part of the challenge [...]

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