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News in Brief 21 August 2017 (AM)


WHO working to prevent spread of diseases in the wake of Sierra Leone tragedy Preventing the spread of disease in Sierra Leone, where mudslides and flooding have killed hundreds of people, is "vital,"…

21 Aug 2017 / Listen /

UN stands with Finland following terrorist attack

Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Violaine Martin (file)

A deadly attack in Finland has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General. Authorities in the Nordic country are investigating it as a terrorist attack. Dianne Penn reports. The incident occurred on Friday in…

19 Aug 2017 / Listen /
UN chief calls for solidarity with civilians, aid workers caught in conflict UN agencies supporting Sierra Leone relief efforts UN chief condemns "heinous" Barcelona terrorist attack UN-backed court orders extremist to pay reparations for Timbuktu destruction
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War surgeon: I feel more at risk of death on front line


A leading war surgeon has spoken of the increasing risks associated with saving lives in combat zones and the…

21 Aug 2017 / Listen /

UN human rights experts concerned about situation in Burundi


International human rights experts monitoring Burundi have seen "no sign of positive evolution" in the country since June. That's…

21 Aug 2017 / Listen /

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 Only 1 in 5 women addicts seeks treatment, warns UN expert "Time running out" to stop terrorism's spread across the Sahel Rescue mission turns to recovery after deadly Sierra Leone mudslide
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