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News in Brief 18 January 2018

UN Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the Security Council meeting on Non-proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, with a focus on confidence-building measures. Photo: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

Dialogue and confidence vital to prevent, resolve conflicts, says UN chief Amid growing concerns over weapons of mass destruction, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called for comprehensive political solutions that include dialogue and negotiation…

18 Jan 2018 / Listen /

News in Brief 17 January 2018

Women gather at a food distribution point in Nyanzale, North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. The distribution targets the most vulnerable households and serves around 30 per cent of all displaced families. Photo: OCHA/Ivo Brandau

Humanitarian situation in DRC deteriorates due to enormous funding gap: IOM The humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is spiralling out of control due to a "massive escalation" of…

17 Jan 2018 / Listen /
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Looking forward to feminism's future: "Step it Up" to Planet 50/50


2017 was a watershed year for women and women's rights around the world. From the Global Women's March last…

19 Jan 2018 / Listen /

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 South Africa records largest Listeria outbreak ever, more than 60 dead IOM calls on Social Media to “help explain the dangers” of migration People-smuggling networks in Libya "must be tracked and prosecuted" Podcast: UN "will save the world": still passionate for peace at 90 UN Guidelines to train cabin crews to identify traffickers
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