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News in Brief 17 February 2016 (PM)

On 13 February 2017, when there seemed to be a pause in the shelling and fighting, Sasha, 6, carefully ascends the steep steps that lead outside of the cellar of her home, about 15 kilometres from the contact line in Toretsk, Donetsk Region, Ukraine. Photo: UNICEF/Pavel Zmey

  One million children affected by Ukraine conflict: UNICEF The number of children requiring humanitarian assistance as a result of the conflict in eastern Ukraine has nearly doubled since last year. That information…

17 Feb 2017 / Listen /

UN concerned for displaced in South Sudan's Upper Nile region


The UN's top official in South Sudan has expressed concern over the status of thousands of displaced people in the Upper Nile region. David Shearer, head of the UN mission in the country,…

16 Feb 2017 / Listen /
Aid official alarmed by deadly attack on funeral gathering in Yemen Ukraine sexual violence cases "may amount to war crimes": UN UN human rights office launches US$253 million appeal Pros and cons of 21st century "anytime, anywhere" working revealed No "Plan B" for Israelis and Palestinians: UN Secretary-General UN chief urges countries to bet on youth empowerment
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"New and alarming patterns" of enforced disappearance emerging: Zeid

A wall of photos at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the site of infamous Security Prison S-21, documents the Khmer Rouge's brutal treatment of detainees. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The practice of enforced disappearance is not decreasing, it's "morphing", the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has said.…

17 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Fall armyworm pest spreading fast across Africa from Americas


The so-called "fall armyworm" pest is a "new threat" to agriculture and the economy of Southern Africa which has…

17 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Cargo ships hit "hundreds" of whales every year: conservationist

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The number of whales hit by cargo ships annually is "in the hundreds", according to one expert in the…

17 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Two-state solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict "only way"


"The two-state solution remains the only way to achieve the legitimate national aspirations" of Israelis and Palestinians, the UN…

16 Feb 2017 / Listen /

Aid obstacles are a matter of life and death for besieged Syrians


Assurances have been given to humanitarians by the Syrian government that obstacles to aid deliveries will be removed across…

16 Feb 2017 / Listen /
Future food "more likely to be found in oceans than on land" The power of bearing witness: how rape became an act of genocide Small-scale fisheries are key to "blue growth" of seas and oceans "UN determined to protect civilians in CAR" says peacekeeping chief International Day for women in science was "best present": Iraqi princess Journalists should "use their power" to help eradicate poverty More than 75% of epilepsy cases in developing countries "untreated"
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