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Global perspective, human stories

    News in Brief 12 August 2020

    News in Brief 12 August 2020

    COVID creates ‘opportunities for peace’, despite challenges 


    UN chief urges ‘preservation of peace’ in protest-hit Bolivia


    WFP chief pledges emergency food support to Lebanon

    • 2 min
    News in Brief 11 August 2020

    News in Brief 11 August 2020

    Dozens of refugees killed in Beirut blast 


    Sudan: Violence in Western Darfur force 2,500 into Chad


    Polio campaigns ramp up in Afghanistan and Pakistan

    • 3 min
    Forest protection and tradition inspires young Indian to tackle climate crisis

    Forest protection and tradition inspires young Indian to tackle climate crisis

    In early July, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, announced the names of seven young climate leaders – between the ages of 18 and 28 years old – who will be advising him regularly on how best to accelerate global action and ambition to tackle the worsening climate crisis.

    Archana Soreng, from India, was among them, joining a prestigious circle of advocates and activists, as part of the UN’s Youth Strategy aiming to “show the world what bold leadership looks like”. 

    • 8 min
    News in Brief 10 August 2020

    News in Brief 10 August 2020

    UN will support Lebanon ‘in every possible way’ pledges UN chief


    UN rights chief warns new Somalia draft law ‘risks legitimizing child marriage’


    Boosting migrant worker protections during COVID pandemic

    • 2 min
    News in Brief 7 August 2020

    News in Brief 7 August 2020

    'Immediate and huge' needs facing Beirut and Lebanon
    Mauritania shipwreck, another preventable tragedy
    Lift sanctions 'bringing suffering and death'

    • 3 min
    COVID-19: Humanitarian air service to fill ‘crucial gap’ in the Pacific

    COVID-19: Humanitarian air service to fill ‘crucial gap’ in the Pacific

    A new humanitarian air service launched on Thursday will boost COVID-19 response in the Pacific, according to Governments and the World Food Programme (WFP).

    Julia Dean of the UN Country Team in Australia spoke to Jo Pilgrim, Director of WFP’s Pacific Multi-Country Office, who explained how the flights will fill a “crucial gap” during the pandemic.

    • 7 min

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