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News in Brief 15 December 2017 (PM)

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Rohingya refugees more vulnerable as cooler temperatures arrive: UNHCR Cooler temperatures and an increasingly risky environment are threatening the well-being of more than 600,000 Rohingya refugees who've crossed the Bangladesh border from Myanmar, said the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Friday. UNHCR is due to distribute the first of almost 200,000 items of clothing in [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 15 December 2017

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn. In today’s programme: ‘Childhood under Attack' in the South Sudan conflict; and: The UN envoy for Syria laments the loss of a “golden opportunity” to press forward on peace talks.

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Time to "strengthen communication channels" with North Korea: UN chief

Listen / CAPTION: UN Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the Security Council. Photo: UN/Manuel Elias

It's time to re-open channels of communication with North Korea to avoid an "accidental escalation" of conflict, said UN chief António Guterres on Friday. The Secretary-General was addressing the Security Council, and he called on the leadership of North Korea, otherwise known as DPRK, to comply with resolutions aimed at halting its nuclear weapons programme. [...]

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'Childhood under Attack' in South Sudan fighting: UNICEF

Listen / CAPTION: Wol, a 6-year-old child in Aweil, Sudan. Photo: UNICEF/Sebastian Rich

Four years of insecurity and upheaval in South Sudan have had a "staggering impact on children," putting an entire generation at risk. That's according to Childhood under Attack, a report launched on Friday by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF). The fighting between rival factions has resulted in more than 2,300 child deaths, while nearly 3 million [...]

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News in Brief 15 December 2017 – Geneva (AM)

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South Sudan's violence is a tragedy for children: UNICEF Fighting in South Sudan now entering its fifth year has severely affected more than one in two children there, the UN said on Friday. A disturbing new report from UN Children's Fund UNICEF shows how more than one million youngsters are acutely malnourished and 2.4 million [...]

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