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News in Brief 18 January 2016 (AM)

UNHAS helicopter leaving Maiduguri for Rann, the site of a bombed displacement camp. Photo/OCHA

  Nigeria bombing of IDP camp "catastrophic" The accidental bombing of a camp for internally displaced people, or IDPs, in northern Nigeria has been described as "catastrophic" by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)…

18 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Anti-Muslim hatred and other forms of bigotry on rise, warns UN chief

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré (file)

Anti-Muslim hate crimes and other forms of bigotry are on the rise, the UN Secretary-General warned in a video message for the High-Level forum aimed at tackling this challenge. Hosted by the UN,…

17 Jan 2017 / Listen /
"Heightened emotions" after UN vote on Israeli settlements Syria warring parties continue to use "aid as weapon of war": UN Powering sustainable development: first World Data Forum begins Aid and water supply concerns, "threaten fragile Syria ceasefire" "Not impossible" to fully disarm Colombian rebels "by June" United Nations condemns terror attacks in Afghanistan
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UN Syria Envoy set for international talks in Kazakhstan


International efforts to halt the fighting in Syria stepped up a gear on Thursday with the news that top…

19 Jan 2017 / Listen /

"Lost generation" of Syrian refugee children in Turkey missing out on school

A little Syrian girl outside her family tent in Nizip 1 refugee camp, Gaziantep, southern Turkey. Photo: UNICEF/UN048823/Ergen

What could become a "lost generation" of Syrian refugee children in Turkey is missing out on school despite major…

19 Jan 2017 / Listen /

"Influx of violent extremists" an increasing challenge for authorities


The "influx of violent extremists" increases the overall challenges facing prison administrations around the world, according to a representative…

19 Jan 2017 / Listen /

War "won't prevent Aleppo from rising": UN aid coordinator

Al-Riad shelter, Aleppo, Syria. Photo: OCHA/Josephine Guerrero (file photo)

Years of war and destruction "won't prevent Aleppo from rising" once again, according to the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for…

18 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Suicide bombing in Mali "direct attack on the peace process"

Rwandan Peacekeepers from the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) patrol the streets of Gao, in northern Mali. UN Photo/Marco Dormino

A suicide bombing on Wednesday which targeted government troops in Mali, killing dozens, should be seen as a "direct…

18 Jan 2017 / Listen /
"Win-win development" a key global goal, says China's President Xi "Modest" recovery in global economic growth Donor "consortium" needed to back up Haiti's long-term recovery Bullying affects one in four schoolchildren: UNESCO Action needed "right now" to stop ethnic killings in South Sudan Development needn't be a taxing concept, says duty free campaign Countries need to improve data collection
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Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

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