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News in Brief 18 August 2017 (AM)


Security Council expresses solidarity with Spain following Barcelona attack The UN Security Council has condemned the terrorist attack in Barcelona which killed 13 people and wounded more than 100 others. The incident occurred…

18 Aug 2017 / Listen /

UN chief condemns "heinous" Barcelona terrorist attack

Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Mark Garten (file)

A terrorist attack in the Spanish city of Barcelona on Thursday has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General. The attack took place in the historic Las Ramblas district in Barcelona, a popular tourist…

17 Aug 2017 / Listen /
UN-backed court orders extremist to pay reparations for Timbuktu destruction UN chief calls for “dial up” in diplomacy to resolve Korean crisis New convention tackles dangers posed by mercury UN human rights chief urges Kenyan leaders to act to avoid further violence
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Humanitarian aid a “fantastic investment,” says UN relief chief

UN refugee agency and its partners deliver aid to hard-to-reach neighbourhoods in Eastern Aleppo, Syria. Photo: UNHCR

Providing humanitarian aid today to the world's needy is a "fantastic investment" in the future. That's according to the…

18 Aug 2017 / Listen /

7.7 million people in DRC face "acute hunger" UN warns


Around 7.7 million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) face acute hunger; a 30 per cent…

18 Aug 2017 / Listen /

South Sudan refugees in Uganda pass one million mark: UNHCR

A young South Sudanese refugee cooks food at a camp in northern Uganda Photo: UNHCR/Will Swanson

The number of people from South Sudan seeking refuge in Uganda has reached one million, the UN Refugee Agency…

17 Aug 2017 / Listen /

You can do anything you set your mind to: Kenya youth delegate

Winnie Michaels (left) and Miss Tourism Kenya, Mourine Soro. Photo: UN News/G. Kaneiya

Young people can do anything they set their mind to, a delegate from Kenya said during the 20th Session…

17 Aug 2017 / Listen /

Only 1 in 5 women addicts seeks treatment, warns UN expert

A woman from a hill tribe in Thailand smoking opium. UN Photo/D. Gair (file)

Only one in five women addicts seeks treatment for drug abuse, the president of the International Narcotics Board (INCB)…

16 Aug 2017 / Listen /
"Time running out" to stop terrorism's spread across the Sahel Rescue mission turns to recovery after deadly Sierra Leone mudslide Addressing today's problems in the Pacific via its deep cultural roots "Vicious circle" in Yemen, as cholera cases hit 500,000
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