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News in Brief 22 May 2017 – (AM)

Migrants travelling to Libya across the Sahara Desert. Photo: Omar Hama

Libya needs urgent humanitarian aid as crisis deepens: UN The UN High Commissioner for Refugees says his agency, UNHCR, needs to increase its presence in Libya to respond to the growing humanitarian crisis…

22 May 2017 / Listen /

Energy situation in Gaza could deepen crisis, UN official warns

Street scene and market in Gaza City. Photo: World Bank/Arne Hoel

All parties in the Palestinian territory are being urged by the UN to come together to avoid another major humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Robert Piper, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian…

20 May 2017 / Listen /
Algeria hailed by UN for holding "peaceful" parliamentary elections European Union and UN in talks to launch "Gender Initiative" Number of Mosul displaced is "overwhelming": UN Spike in refugee and migrant children travelling alone "Massive investment" needed in international cooperation: UN chief Global health improving but challenges remain: WHO Kosovo and Serbia relations still "not at ease": UN special envoy Cholera in Yemen "another public health crisis in the making": UNICEF
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"One billion children suffer some form of violence every year": UN envoy

SRSG Santos Pais (R) and former UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Méndez (L) during UN launch of the new publication "Protecting Children against Torture in Detention: Global Solutions for a Global Problem" on 22 May 2017. Photo/Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the UN on Violence against Children.

At least one billion children in the world suffer some form of violence every year, the UN Special Representative…

23 May 2017 / Listen /

Astana talks "promising step" says UN special envoy for Syria

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Talks in Khazakstan aimed at finding a peaceful solution to the Syrian conflict have been described as "promising" by…

22 May 2017 / Listen /

"Steady stream" of DRC refugees continue to cross into Angola

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Refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continue to cross into Dundo in Lunda Norte Province in…

22 May 2017 / Listen /

“Unprecedented” Yemen cholera outbreak must be halted, says WHO

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A resurgent cholera outbreak in war-torn Yemen has spread with "unprecedented" speed and taken medical professionals by surprise, the…

19 May 2017 / Listen /

"Human rights violations in Yei may amount to war crimes": UN

Thousands of civilians have arrived into Aburoc, South Sudan, following the resumption of the government offensive and clashes along the West Bank of the Nile River. Photo: OCHA/Gemma Connell

Violations and abuses against civilians specifically in Yei, may amount to war crimes or crimes against humanity, a new…

19 May 2017 / Listen /
Experts race to quell Ebola outbreak in remote DRC province Former refugee helps displaced women amplify their voices Innovators, UN discuss using tech to tackle world's challenges LGBTI workers get a boost from UN's Møller Rise of populism in the West, linked to loss of "influence": expert Teenage deaths are "shocking and preventable", says WHO Released "Chibok girls" have “uphill road to climb” to reintegrate
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