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Ten UN peacekeepers killed in a terrorist attack in northern Mali

20 January 2019 Peace and Security Ten ‘blue helmets’ from the United Nations Stabilization Mission In Mali (MINUSMA) were killed on Sunday following a complex terrorist attack against the mission’s camp in Aguelhok, in the Kidal region, northern Mali. The … Continue reading

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Mexico: UN chief saddened by pipeline blast in which dozens were killed

19 January 2019 Peace and Security The United Nations’ Secretary-General, António Guterres, learned with sadness of the deadly explosion of an oil pipeline on Friday in Hidalgo State, Mexico, and extended the UN’s assistance to the national authorities, his Spokesman … Continue reading

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Another 170 migrants disappear in shipwrecks, UN agency reiterates call for an end to Mediterranean tragedy

19 January 2019 Migrants and Refugees The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, stated on Saturday that “no effort should be spared” in saving lives at sea, following reports of two new shipwrecks on the Mediterranean Sea, in which some 170 … Continue reading

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UN rights expert calls for civilian protection as fighting escalates between military and armed group

18 January 2019 Human Rights Calling on the Myanmar Government to “immediately reverse its decision not to allow access to all humanitarian organizations”, the United Nations expert on human rights in the South-East Asian country said on Friday, that “it’s … Continue reading

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Thousands returning to Nigeria’s restive Borno state ‘at risk’; UN ‘gravely concerned’

18 January 2019 Peace and Security Amid reports that Cameroon is forcing several thousand Nigerians to return to Borno state in the country’s crisis-gripped north-east, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) deplored the move, saying it has put lives “at … Continue reading

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UN agency chief calls Ethiopia’s revised refugee law ‘one of most progressive’ in Africa

18 January 2019 Migrants and Refugees Ethiopia has revised its existing refugee law, making it easier to obtain work permits, drivers’ licenses and access primary school, a move being hailed by the head of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR).

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FROM THE FIELD: Free tutorials in Mali, ‘a life-saver’ for Fatouma

17 January 2019 Culture and Education After fleeing her home in Macina, a small village in central Mali, where she was due to be forced into marriage against her will, 16-year-old Fatouma took shelter with her brother. A student writes … Continue reading

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Car bomb attack on National Police Academy in Colombia, ‘strongly condemned’ by UN

17 January 2019 Peace and Security A car bomb attack at the National Police Academy in the Colombian capital Bogotá, which reportedly left at least nine dead and dozens injured, has been ‘strongly condemned’ by the United Nations.

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Iraq: UN demining agency rejects desecration accusations, involving historic Mosul churches

17 January 2019 Peace and Security The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq issued a statement on Thursday rejecting allegations made earlier this week by a non-profit organization there, alleging that personnel had carried out explosive hazard clearance … Continue reading

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Sudan: UN rights chief alarmed over ‘excessive force’, alleged use of live fire against protestors

17 January 2019 Human Rights The reported use of “excessive force” against demonstrators across Sudan over food and fuel shortages that has led to the deaths of at least 24 people is “deeply worrying”, the UN’s top human rights official, … Continue reading

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