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News in Brief 16 January 2018

UN Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the press following an informal briefing with Member States on 16 January. Photo: UN Photo/Mark Garten

"Greater unity and courage" needed in year ahead: UN chief Countries across the world need to display "greater unity and courage" to tackle deepening crises and "new dangers". That's the sobering message from…

16 Jan 2018 / Listen /

News in Brief 15 January 2018

UN Security Council President Kairat Umarov (left) shakes hands with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the Presidential Palace in Kabul. The Council undertook a visit to Afghanistan from 13 to 15 January 2018. Photo: UNAMA/Fardin Waezi

Security Council makes unannounced visit to support Afghan peace efforts The Security Council carried out an unannounced three-day visit to Afghanistan over the weekend, to lend support to the country's efforts to restore…

15 Jan 2018 / Listen /
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Around 120 children need urgent medical evacuation from Eastern Ghouta

On 30 October 2017 in East Ghouta, rural Damascus, in the Syrian

Around 120 critically-ill children trapped in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta, in Syria, are in urgent need of…

17 Jan 2018 / Listen /

UN issues 48-hour ultimatum to Central African armed groups

Larissa Néoumangue, 16-year-old mother of one, sought refuge at the Protestant church of Saramandja, one of the spontaneous internally displaced people sites in Paoua, CAR. Photo: OCHA/Yaye Nabo Sène

Armed groups fighting in the north of the Central African Republic (CAR) have been given 48 hours to withdraw…

17 Jan 2018 / Listen /

Homelessness exacerbates DRC cholera outbreak: WHO

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The current outbreak of cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), is worsening, with almost twice as…

16 Jan 2018 / Listen /

Tea and empathy: ZamZam Yusuf shares her refugee experience

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Somali refugee ZamZam Yusuf has a message for any neighbours who think she doesn't have the right to call…

15 Jan 2018 / Listen /

Ancient Somali cave art "enormous" potential for future tourism

The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Somalia, Michael Keating, views some of the ancient rock art at Laas Geel, located near Hargeisa, Somaliland, on 10 January 2018. Photo: UN Photo/Tobin Jones

Ancient rock shelters that are home to some of the oldest cave paintings in Africa, have "enormous" potential to…

12 Jan 2018 / Listen /
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