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News in Brief 19 January 2018 – Geneva

Cameroonian families seek refuge in Utanga, Obanliku, Nigeria, after fleeing insecurity in English-speaking parts of their homeland. Photo: UNHCR/Elizabeth Mpimbaza

Increasing concern for women and children fleeing Cameroon — UNHCR The number of women and children fleeing from English-speaking areas of Cameroon into Nigeria is growing, and the Office of the United Nations…

19 Jan 2018 / Listen /

News in Brief 18 January 2018

UN Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the Security Council meeting on Non-proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, with a focus on confidence-building measures. Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Dialogue and confidence vital to prevent, resolve conflicts, says UN chief Amid growing concerns over weapons of mass destruction, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for comprehensive political solutions that include dialogue and negotiation…

18 Jan 2018 / Listen /
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Inauguration of new Liberian president welcomed by UN


George Weah was inaugurated on Monday as the new President of Liberia, where the United Nations is set to…

22 Jan 2018 / Listen /

More "initiative" is "fundamental" to improve peacekeepers' security

MONUSCO Force Commander, General Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz, poses with a group of local children in the town of Pinga, North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Photo: MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti

Peacekeepers need better training, more technology and greater freedom to respond to the threat posed by "criminal" groups who…

22 Jan 2018 / Listen /

Looking forward to feminism's future: "Step it Up" to Planet 50/50


2017 was a watershed year for women and women's rights around the world. From the Global Women's March last…

19 Jan 2018 / Listen /

120 children need urgent medical evacuation from East Ghouta

On 30 October 2017 in East Ghouta, rural Damascus, in the Syrian

Around 120 critically-ill children trapped in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta, in Syria, are in urgent need of…

17 Jan 2018 / Listen /

UN issues 48-hour ultimatum to Central African armed groups

Larissa Néoumangue, 16-year-old mother of one, sought refuge at the Protestant church of Saramandja, one of the spontaneous internally displaced people sites in Paoua, CAR. Photo: OCHA/Yaye Nabo Sène

Armed groups fighting in the north of the Central African Republic (CAR) have been given 48 hours to withdraw…

17 Jan 2018 / Listen /
Homelessness exacerbates DRC cholera outbreak: WHO Tea and empathy: ZamZam Yusuf shares her refugee experience Ancient Somali cave art "enormous" potential for future tourism South Africa records largest Listeria outbreak ever, more than 60 dead IOM calls on Social Media to “help explain the dangers” of migration People-smuggling networks in Libya "must be tracked and prosecuted"
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