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News in Brief 02 January 2018

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Hundreds seek refuge around UN camp in CAR Hundreds of people have sought refuge around a camp run by MINUSCA, the UN Mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), following fresh violence between armed groups, said the UN on Tuesday. News reports said that villagers fleeing gunfire and machete attacks began to arrive in the [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 02 January 2018

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Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells. In today's programme:  We're going to focus on extreme weather prospects for 2018 – something which is a life and death issue for millions of vulnerable people across the world.

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Early action key to prevent El Niño and La Niña-related crises: OCHA

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It's essential to "get out in front" of humanitarian crises that are fuelled by the destructive weather patterns known as El Niño and La Niña. That's the strong view of one senior official with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), who's been working on how best to address the problem during [...]

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