News in Brief 7 April 2021

News in Brief 7 April 2021

COVID-19 cases rise globally for sixth consecutive week  Greater action needed on refugee vaccination, urges UNHCR’s Grandi  Hate speech still rising against Roma despite recognition gains 

UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva – Tigray conflict latest, climate ‘abyss’ and Syria gets COVID jabs
15min 33sec
In this week’s UN Catch-Up, first-hand information on the continuing humanitarian and security crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray – from the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF; an alert from the Central African Repub ...
Climate Change indicators have continued unabated, warns WMO
6min 42sec
Latest research from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) shows that climate change has not slowed down during the pandemic – and that action to reverse increasing greenhouse gas emissions, is ...
News in Brief 22 April 2021
2min 40sec
‘Rising hunger and desperation’ in Myanmar, warns WFP COVID jabs from UN-partnered COVAX scheme arrive in Syria Climate change disasters cause twice as much displacement as conflict, violence: UNHCR
UN atomic energy agency 'committed to full transparency on Fukushima clean-up'
8min 21sec
There will be “no damage whatsoever” to the environment from the discharge of seawater used to cool the broken reactors at Fukushima nuclear plant, the head of the UN atomic energy agency, Rafael Gros ...
News in Brief 21 April 2021
3min 2sec
Michelle Bachelet on ‘momentous’ guilty verdict in George Floyd case More than 5.2 million cases of COVID-19 infection in a week: WHO A malaria-free future is possible: Guterres
Safe access is key to help child victims of Tigray conflict: UNICEF
12min 7sec
Fighting is ongoing in Ethiopia’s Tigray, where the level of cruelty against women and children is “incomprehensible” and likely vastly under-reported. That’s the disturbing assessment of the UN Child ...
News in Brief 20 April 2021
3min 7sec
UNICEF reports on conditions inside stricken Tigray region WFP secures access to feed 1.5 million children in Venezuela Central African Republic clashes force thousands across border to Chad
A Saami childhood sets the stage for UN indigenous forum
11min 24sec
The Saami people have lived in northern Europe long before borders divided the region up into the Member States we know today. In Finland, generations of Saami children have attended State-run boardin ...
News in Brief 19 April 2021
2min 50sec
Judicial independence weakened and under threat in Guatemala: rights expert UK’s racism and ethnic difference report ‘could fuel discrimation’ Greta Thunberg joins forces with UN for COVID-19 busting ...
South Sudan: David Shearer looks back on a period of ‘positive change’
14min 20sec
The more peace becomes enduring, the less protection civilians need: that’s been one of the key measures by which the UN mission chief in South Sudan – who left the UN’s top job in the country last Th ...
News in Brief 16 April 2021
2min 55sec
Northeast Nigeria violence forces 65,000 to flee, humanitarians targeted Papua New Guinea at “critical” moment in fight against COVID-19: WHO Japan: Rights experts ‘deeply disappointed’ by Fukushima w ...
Podcast - UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva – Tackling ‘kissing bug’, Mosul’s Al-Nouri mosque rebirth
13min 46sec
In this week’s UN Catch-Up, a chilling warning from the UN rights chief who’s likened the spiralling violence in Myanmar to Syria at the start of its decade-long war - and some welcome news about the ...
News in Brief 15 April 2021
2min 40sec
Alert over shortage of new drugs for ‘world’s most dangerous bacteria’ COVID-19 cases rise for seventh consecutive week Cheers in Iraq for winners of competition to rebuild Al-Nouri Mosque in Mosul: U ...
Hopes grow for an end to ‘kissing’ bug’s unhealthy impact on Latin America and beyond
9min 0sec
 An intimate encounter with the “kissing bug” might sound cute, but Chagas disease – to give it its official name - is a nightmare for the millions who are infected every year, says UNITAID.  For this ...
News in Brief 14 April 2021
4min 14sec
‘Hundreds of millions of girls do not own their own bodies’ - UNFPA Global drive against diabetes launched by WHO Growing OPT settler violence amid growing impunity, say rights experts
News in Brief 13 April 2021
3min 46sec
Myanmar bloodshed could lead to new Syria: UN human rights chief The IAEA offers support for Fukushima contaminated water discharge plan Rights experts sound alert over Uganda election crackdown
News in Brief 12 April 2021
3min 23sec
UK armed forces legislation sparks warning from rights chief Chagas Disease initiative to protect millions in Latin America Human space flight could help find solutions to global hunger, 60 years on f ...
News in Brief 9 April 2021
3min 25sec
Deep concerns from WHO over Brazil COVID deaths Proof of life requests from the UN human rights office for Jordanian Prince, Dubai Princess UNHCR: Syrian families must not be returned home despite imp ...
Podcast - UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva – COVID & AZ, vaccine passports, Iran, gadgets and robots
14min 31sec
In this week’s UN Catch-Up, we’re checking in with the World Health Organization for the latest key COVID-19 developments, including an equitable vaccine distribution milestone. Also – we hear from th ...
News in Brief 8 April 2021
3min 19sec
Thumbs up for COVAX as vaccine scheme delivers to over 100 countries and economies COVID19 travel restrictions hit refugees and migrants hardest: IOM Mali prosecution of journalist could amount to har ...
Getting by with a little help from our (virtual) friends
10min 53sec
By 2030, two billion people are expected to rely on so-called “assistive” technology aids in their daily lives to eat, see, hear and even get dressed, according to UN patent experts at WIPO, the World ...
News in Brief 6 April 2021
3min 33sec
Clarity still needed on effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine passports: WHO  Scale of acute hunger in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, ‘staggering’  Refugee agency supports health care for 120,000 r ...
News in Brief 5 April 2021
2min 57sec
Timor Leste: UN agencies support response to fatal floods  Abducted women and children reunited with families  US lifts sanctions against ICC officials 
Podcast - UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva – Suez ship fallout, Sahel unrest, Myanmar shelter call and Mozambique attacks 
13min 16sec
In this week’s UN Catch-Up from Geneva, we’ll find out why we should all be concerned about the container ship that’s been making waves in the Suez Canal.   Also – the Sahel attack on civilians that’s ...
News in Brief 1 April 2021
3min 40sec
Protect all those fleeing Myanmar, UN offices urge countries in the region  UNHCR urges greater protection for Sahel communities after deadly attack  Rwanda massacre must not be forgotten amid today’s ...
Traumatised and exhausted: The child victims of latest Cabo Delgado violence
9min 19sec
Horrific events have been unfolding in northern Mozambique in recent days, where thousands of people have fled gunmen who’ve attacked the town of Palma, located in Cabo Delgado province, reportedly ki ...
News in Brief 31 March 2021
3min 57sec
COVID-19 infections and deaths continue rising globally Concerns over Indonesia’s forced evictions at ‘New Bali’ resort CAR: rights concerns alert over work of foreign military contractors
News in Brief 30 March 2021
3min 28sec
Grave concern for women and children targeted in northern Mozambique  Syrians’ struggle is getting worse, not better, says UN’s Guterres   World leaders call for new international treaty to improve pa ...
News in Brief 29 March 2021
3min 6sec
Myanmar: condemnation for military’s ‘shameful, cowardly’ attacks on protesters $10 billion Syria appeal looks to fulfil emergency and long-term needs Stricken Suez ship afloat, but will cause 40 per ...
Suez Canal cargo ship is afloat - but it’s not plain sailing for global economy
10min 48sec
The gigantic cargo ship that ran aground and blocked the Suez Canal last week is afloat once again after a Herculean salvage operation, but the damage to global trade will take months to fix. That’s t ...
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