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News in Brief 17 August 2017 (AM)


  UNICEF responding to Sierra Leone landslide tragedy Teams from the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) are on the ground in Sierra Leone supporting displaced families affected by flooding and landslides which have killed…

17 Aug 2017 / Listen /

UN chief calls for “dial up” in diplomacy to resolve Korean crisis

UN Secretary-General António Guterres speaks to journalists at a press encounter. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The solution to the crisis on the Korean peninsula must be political, the UN Secretary-General said on Wednesday, stressing the importance of diplomacy and dialogue. António Guterres was speaking to reporters at UN…

16 Aug 2017 / Listen /
New convention tackles dangers posed by mercury UN human rights chief urges Kenyan leaders to act to avoid further violence Hundreds feared dead in Sierra Leone mudslide, UN chief "saddened" Terror attack in Burkina Faso condemned by UN chief
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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

Families fled their home in north-east Nigeria in fear of the militant group Boko Haram. They do not live in camps but are seeking refuge in local communities across the border, in Niger. File Photo: OCHA/Franck Kuwonu.

Time is "running out" to find and implement solutions to the spread of terrorist groups and their extremist ideology…

15 Aug 2017 / Listen /
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 "Youth can make a change" says new UN Youth Envoy
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