RUNDOWN FOR THURSDAY 18 OCTOBER 2018

GUATEMALA / SCHOOL GARDEN (3:46)

Dulce, a sixth-grade student in Tejutla, San Marcos, in the Western Highlands of Guatemala, is learning about sustainable farming, nutrition and more, through the backyard garden at her school. FAO

SOUTH SUDAN / ABDUCTION SEXUAL SLAVERY (3:17)

A new report on the conflict in South Sudan’s Western region of Equatoria is characterised by a hallmark of abductions, forced child soldier recruits and sexual slavery of girls as young as 12 years old. OHCHR

GENEVA / EGELAND SYRIA HUMANITARIAN (3:28)

Russia and Turkey have said that they will allow “more time” for opposition groups to withdraw from a de-escalation zone in Syria’s Idlib, which has been spared air raids for more than a month, a senior humanitarian adviser to the UN said today. UNTV CH

UN / PALESTINE ISRAEL (3:13)

UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nikolay Mladenov said the situation in Gaza is “imploding” adding that the strip was “on the brink of another potentially devastating conflict, a conflict that nobody claims to want, but a conflict that needs much more than just words to prevent.” UNIFEED

UN / KHASHOGGI ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES (1:47)

The Chair of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, Bernard Duhaime, said that the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi “is a crime" as well as "a heinous attack against human dignity and is completely against all fundamental principles that govern the United Nations.” UNIFEED

PERU / VENEZUELANS RESIDENCY CARDS (2:51)

Marelis, a Venezuelan who fell serious ill after moving to Peru, was benefited from the residence card which grants her access to the public health system in the country. UNHCR