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19-06-2020 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Funding Threat Humanitarian Air Flights - WFP

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Global deliveries of critical equipment to tackle COVID-19 pandemic will grind to a halt unless urgent funding is made available to maintain air fleet, UN World Food Program warns.

17-06-2020 | Edited News

Human Rights Council-Urgent Debate On Systematic Racism And Police Brutality

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I am my brother’s keeper, George Floyd’s brother tells UN Human Rights Council. The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday heard powerful testimony from the brother of George Floyd, whose death at the hands of US police officers sparked worldwide protest.

17-06-2020 | Edited News

UNHCR press conference: Record global refugee figures: UNHCR chief reveals 2019 flagship report

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi discusses the findings in UNHCR’s flagship annual report, Global Trends in Forced Displacement. The report, which details the figures in the numbers of refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people as of end 2019, will be launched on Thursday, June 18.

16-06-2020 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Syrian Refugees UNHCR

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Syrian refugees resort to ever more desperate measures to resist pandemic impact. The COVID-19 crisis has put another 200,000 Syrian refugees in need of emergency assistance in the last three months alone, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday, in an appeal for funding to confront new challenges posed by the health emergency.

15-06-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

Human Rights Council 43rd Session Resumption

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Human Rights Council picks up again after COVID suspension, to hold racism debate. After a three month long COVID-19-enforced break, the Human Rights Council resumed its work at UN Geneva on Monday, giving the green light to a rare Urgent Debate on racism, alleged police brutality and violence against protesters sickened by the killing of American George Floyd in police custody.

12-06-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Humanitarian Crisis Yemen - UNICEF-OCHA

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YEMEN: Severe funding gaps for humanitarian aid as cases of Covid-19 are on the rise

09-06-2020 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Nigeria COVID-19 - WFP

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Conflict-hit Nigerian families hit by COVID lockdowns on ‘life-support’: WFP . Help and funding are needed urgently for millions of people in Nigeria who have been hit severely by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including conflict-hit communities “on life-support” in the north-east, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday.

05-06-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Cameroon Attacks on Humanitarians - OCHA

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Cameroon: UN office strongly condemns attacks on aid workers

04-06-2020 | Edited News , Press Conferences

OHCHR Press conference: Report on Human rights in the Philippines

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At a virtual press Conference Ravina Shamdasani, Philippines Report Team Leader, UN Human Rights Office, Bangkok and Rory Mungoven, Chief Asia Pacific Section, UN Human Rights Office, Geneva, briefed journalist on Release of report mandated by UN Human Rights Council (Resolution 41/2) on the situation of human rights in the Philippines.

02-06-2020 | Edited News , Press Conferences

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing Western Niger Attack - UNHCR

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Western Niger attack leaves 1,100 people ‘on the run’, warns refugee agency. A vicious attack by an armed gang on vulnerable refugees and host communities in western Niger has left more than 1,000 people “on the run”, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday, the latest violence in the troubled Liptako Gourma region.

02-06-2020 | Edited News , Press Conferences , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing COVID-19 Update - WHO

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European COVID infections indicate ‘east-west divide’: WHO. Europe is seeing a “steady” decline in COVID-19 infections, although the generally positive trend has not happened in Russia and parts of Eastern Europe, the UN health agency said on Tuesday.

29-05-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: COVID-19 Latin America and Caribbean - WFP

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Millions in Lat­­­in America and the Caribbean at risk of severe food insecurity due to impact of Covid-19

26-05-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: COVID-19 Yemen WFP - UNHCR

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Yemen aid lifeline nears breaking point as UN food agency appeals for $870 million

22-05-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: COVID-19 Yemen - OCHA

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The Covid-19 pandemic is severely exacerbating the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, says OCHA. Yemen, a war-torn country, will be left to fight a Covid-19 pandemic with a collapsed health system without additional funding, warned today the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

19-05-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen

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Syria’s warring parties will resume talks in Geneva, says UN envoy

15-05-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: COVID-19 Cox’s Bazar - UNHCR - WFP - IOM

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UN agencies step up support for Rohingya camp complex, host communities as first case of COVID-19 infection is confirmed

14-05-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

WHO Press conference: COVID-19 And Mental Health Care

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UN leads push to protect most vulnerable from mental health problems during and after COVID-19. Decades of neglect and underinvestment in addressing people’s mental health needs have been exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN said on Thursday, in a call for ambitious commitments from countries in the way they treat psychological illness, amid a potential spike in suicides and drug abuse.

12-05-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: COVID-19 Ukraine - OCHA

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Almost no humanitarian aid is entering the non-government-controlled areas in Ukraine due to Covid-19 lockdown measures. Since the third week in March practically no humanitarian aid has reached eastern Ukraine beyond the “contact line” that separates the government-controlled and non-government-controlled areas of the country.

08-05-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Somalia COVID-19 - UNHCR

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Conflicts and heavy floods force tens of thousands of people to flee their homes in Somalia amidst COVID-19. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) calls for a strong and coordinated response from the international community, national and local Somali authorities and humanitarian actors to meet the massive humanitarian needs arisen in Somalia due to conflicts and heavy floods which force people to leave their homes amidst Covid-19.

08-05-2020 | Edited News , Press Conferences , COVID-19

WHO Press conference: Covid-19 Zoonotic Origin

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Press conference WHO: Covid-19 Zoonotic Origin - Virus hunters continue search for animal link to COVID-19 infections in people

07-05-2020 | Edited News , Press Conferences , COVID-19

IOM Press conference: The Impact of COVID-19 on Global Mobility

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Migrants stranded ‘all over the world’ and at risk from COVID-19. Thousands of migrants have been stranded “all over the world” where they face a heightened risk of COVID-19 infection, the head of UN migration agency, IOM, said on Thursday.

05-05-2020 | Edited News , Press Conferences , COVID-19

Press conference ITU: COVID-19 & Digital Cooperation

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COVID-19 makes universal digital access and cooperation essential: ITU

05-05-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: West Africa Food Insecurity-WFP - UNHCR

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Food insecurity in West Africa could leave 43 million at risk as COVID hits: WFP / UNHCR

01-05-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: COVID-19 Backlog in Vaccine Shipments - UNICEF

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UNICEF calls for support to unblock massive backlog in vaccine shipments

28-04-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UNOG bi-weekly press briefing: Sudan at a tipping point because of the COVID-19 pandemic - OHCHR

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Briefing by spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Jeremy Laurence on Sudan at a tipping point because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

28-04-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: COVID-19 Supply Chain Initiative - WHO - WFP

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UN leads bid to help 135 countries get vital COVID-19 medical kit

27-04-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

Press conference OHCHR: New policy guidance on emergency and exceptional measures - COVID-19

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OHCHR Press conference with Piggy Hicks and Georgette Gagnon - COVID-19 new policy guidance on emergency and exceptional measures - COVID-19

24-04-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UN75: Future of multilateralism debate in COVID-19 era

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Challenges for multilateralism - and optimism - revealed in UN-led global debate

24-04-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Refugee Health Workers COVID-19 Latin America - UNHCR

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UNHCR: Refugee health workers step up for coronavirus response in Latin America

23-04-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

Press Conference: Libya Ceasefire Violations - UNSMIL

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Concern for Libya's civilians mounts as fighting continues even in face of pandemic and calls for global ceasefire

22-04-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

Press Conference: COVID-19 / Earth Day - WMO

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Fall in carbon emissions linked to COVID-19 won’t halt climate change, says UN weather agency chief

21-04-2020 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: DR Congo Flooding UNHCR

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UNHCR: Massive floods in DRC’s South Kivu impact 80,000 people, kill dozens

17-04-2020 | Edited News

UN Human Rights briefing renewed violence in Ituri, DRC -Continued fighting in Libya impact on civilians, hospitals.

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Renewed inter-communal violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s eastern province of Ituri, resumed in this province on the Ugandan border. The United Nations Joint Human Rights office in the DRC published a report in January that this type of acts of violence, if committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against the civilian population, may constitute crimes against humanity.

17-04-2020 | Edited News

UN Human Rights briefing Myanmar-Bangladesh - Rohingya

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30 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar were found dead on board a boat in the Bay of Bengal, that had been drifting at sea for 2 months. Nearly 400 others were found on board this fishing trawler by the Bangladesh coast guard attempted to make landfall on Bangladesh's southeast coast near Cox's Bazar.

17-04-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

Press conference: Food Supply Chain COVID-19 - FAO

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FAO: World has enough food to withstand COVID crisis, says UN agency

14-04-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: WFP-WHO Solidarity Flight Covid-19 Response

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The first United Nations “Solidarity Flight” is scheduled to leave Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this afternoon - from there, the aircraft will transport the vital medical cargo to all countries in Africa, where supplies are desperately needed to contain the spread of COVID-19.

07-04-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Somalia COVID-19 Preparedness - OCHA - WFP

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With seven confirmed COVID-19 cases in Somalia, the United Nations and their humanitarian partners in the country are urgently reprioritizing activities to help prepare the response to the pandemic.

03-04-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: UN Human Rights on COVID-19 - Prisons

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Rupert Colville, Spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR):  “After the High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet’s last week urged governments to reduce overcrowding in prisons in order to prevent catastrophic rates of COVID-19 infection, we are encouraged to note that a number of countries have indeed been taking action on this front.

03-04-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Sudan - COVID 19 Humanitarian Impact OCHA

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The spokesperson for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Jens Laerke said that “seven COVID-19 cases including two deaths have been confirmed - all cases arrived from abroad and are receiving medical treatment in isolation centres in Khartoum.”

02-04-2020 | Edited News , COVID-19

Sahel - COVID-19 Food Security Threat - WFP

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Burkina Faso crisis and COVID-19 concerns highlight pressure on Sahel food security. Food insecurity levels in the Sahel region are “spiralling out of control”, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday, as it expressed concerns about the potential impact on humanitarian supply chains because of restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.