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News in Brief 25 July 2016 (AM)

Sirte, Libya . Photo: IRIN/Heba Aly (file photo)

  Rise in people fleeing Sirte, Libya Displacement of civilians from the Libyan city of Sirte has topped 90,000, according to UN agencies and their partners. They report that a two-month campaign against…

25 Jul 2016 / Listen /

"Horrendous" terror attack in Afghan capital condemned by UN

Photo: UNAMA/Fardin Waezi

A 'horrendous" suicide attack that killed dozens of civilian demonstrators in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday, has been condemned by the UN. News reports said that at least 80 had been killed…

23 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Fighting between armed groups in Mali, major "violation" of peace agreement: UN

UN peacekeepers on patrol in Kidal, Mali. Photo: MINUSMA/Blagoje Grujic

Fighting between two armed groups in northern Mali, which are signatories to a year-old UN-sponsored peace agreement, has been condemned by the Secretary-General. In a statement, Ban Ki-moon deplored the violence, and said that…

23 Jul 2016 / Listen /
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Austerity is putting "social protection" rights at risk: ILO

An elderly woman at her window in a Nepalese village. UN Photo/John Isaac

Policies of economic austerity around the world are putting the human right to social security at risk, according to…

26 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Urgent call for “humanitarian pause” in Aleppo fighting

Syrian children stand in the entryway of their tent shelter in the Bab Al Salame camp for internally displaced persons in Aleppo Governate. Photo: UNICEF/Giovanni Diffidenti (file photo)

An urgent call has been made for a weekly two-day "humanitarian pause" in fighting around Aleppo, to save thousands…

25 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Safety of civilians living under UN protection sites, a"priority"

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) provides protection to civilians fleeing recent violence in Wau. Photo: UNMISS

More and more civilians are turning to the UN Mission in South Sudan for protection from escalating violence brought…

25 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Afghanistan violence claims record toll on civilians

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Lethal violence in Afghanistan is getting worse and has claimed a record number of casualties so far in 2016,…

25 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Human rights is more than a moot subject, say students

Student counsellor Helena Hirsch from Patrick Henry College, speaking at the 8th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition. Photo: UN Photo/Daniel Johnson

Raising human rights awareness among a new generation of youngsters from all corners of the world is vitally important…

25 Jul 2016 / Listen /

Restoring drylands to address climate change threat

Larch trees in Mongolia's Altansumber forest. Photo: FAO/Sean Gallagher

Drylands are under threat because of climate change but restoring them could help cope with the effects of drought,…

25 Jul 2016 / Listen /
"Guns will not help" peace in South Sudan
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