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More than half of world’s refugee children ‘do not get an education’, warns UNHCR New York, Aug 31: Refugee children in their millions are missing out on an education, the UN said on Friday, in an appeal to host countries to back more inclusive policies to prevent them from “languishing” in camps for years and losing hope. 31-Aug-2019
Activists arrested in Hong Kong: Joshua Wong, others charged Hong Kong City, Aug 30: Three Hong Kong pro-democracy activists have been charged in connection with the protest at police headquarters, media reports said. 30-Aug-2019
Hong Kong Protests: Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong arrested Hong Kong City, Aug 30: The Demosisto party said its secretary-general Joshua Wong, a pro-democracy activist in the city, was arrested by the police in Hong Kong city on Friday. 30-Aug-2019
‘Ground Zero’: Report from the former Semipalatinsk Test Site in Kazakhstan New York, Aug 30: Every year on August 29, at the initiative of Kazakhstan, the UN and its Member States mark the International Day against Nuclear Tests. This year, the Day coincides with the 70th anniversary of the first atomic bomb test at the Semipalatinsk test site in Kazakhstan. UN News travelled to the remote, eerily beautiful region, for this report. 30-Aug-2019
UN health experts warn ‘dramatic resurgence’ of measles continues to threaten the European region New York, Aug 29: Europe has lost ground in eliminating measles, as the number of countries having achieved or sustained elimination of the disease has declined, the European Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination (RVC) warned on Thursday. 29-Aug-2019
Gaza violence: Suicide bombers leave three killed Gaza, Aug 28: At least three Palestinian officers were killed as suicide bombers attacked two police checkpoints in Gaza strip, media reports said. 28-Aug-2019
Sudan: New political transition, bolstered by peacebuilding, could bring long-term stability to Darfur, Security Council told New York, Aug 27: “Important developments” under way in Sudan since midsummer, including a pledge to end the country’s outstanding conflicts, and the establishment of a new transitional government, could serve to edge the country’s people closer to stability, Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix said, briefing the UN Security Council on Monday. 27-Aug-2019
হং কংঃ চীন সরকার বিরোধী বিক্ষোভে উত্তপ্ত হল শহর, পুলিশ বন্দুক তাক করায় উঠল প্রশ্ন হং কং সিটি, আগস্ট ২৬ঃ গত কিছু সপ্তাহ ধরেই চলছে প্রতিবাদ, তবে গতকাল হং কং শহরে বিক্ষোভ উত্তপ্ত হয়ে ওঠে পুলিশের গুলি ছোঁড়াকে ঘিরে। 26-Aug-2019
Hong Kong Protest against Chinese govt continues: 36 people arrested Hong Kong City, Aug 26: Hong Kong Police have said 36 people have been arrested over what it dubbed "violent protests" by pro-democracy activists which broke out in the region on Sunday again where cops even resorted to gunshot and use of water cannons to bring the situation under control. 26-Aug-2019
Hong Kong police fire gun and use water cannon on pro-democracy protests Hong Kong: It was for the first time in 12 weekends that a Hong Kong police officer fired a gunshot as pro-democracy protests once again took place in the specially administered region of China on Sunday. 26-Aug-2019
Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters defy police Hong Kong City: Thousands of pro-democracy protesters on Sunday defied a police ban and blocked major roads in Hong Kong on Sunday, media reports said. 26-Aug-2019
Hong Kong airport cancels flights as protests in terminal enter fourth day Hong Kong City: As anti-government pro-democracy agitation continued for the fourth continuous day at its terminal, the Hong Kong International Airport on Monday cancelled all its departing flights, media reports. 26-Aug-2019
Hong Kong Protests: #BoycottMulan trends after Disney actress Liu Yifei supports police action Los Angeles: Liu Yifei, the actress starring in Disney's upcoming live-action "Mulan" remake, landed herself in a controversy after she supported the police whom the anti-government protesters in Hong Kong accused of using excessive force to quell the unrest. 26-Aug-2019
Hong Kong police fire gun and use water cannon on pro-democracy protests Hong Kong, Aug 25: It was for the first time in 12 weekends that a Hong Kong police officer fired a gunshot as pro-democracy protests once again took place in the country on Sunday. 25-Aug-2019
World must stamp out persecution of religious groups, Guterres declares on new UN Day New York, Aug 23: UN chief António Guterres called for an end to the persecution of religious groups on Thursday, the first ever International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion and Belief. 23-Aug-2019
UN refugee chief impressed with Brazil’s ‘exemplary’ response to plight of fleeing Venezuelans New York, Aug 20: While praising the “efficient, coordinated, humane and innovative response” by Brazil on behalf of fleeing Venezuelans, the UN refugee chief has said that the sheer number of those on the run is proving to be a major challenge, calling for greater international support. 20-Aug-2019
Paying tribute and strengthening the role of #WomenHumanitarians on World Humanitarian Day New York, Aug 19: The work of women humanitarians makes a “huge difference” to the lives of millions of women, men and children in urgent need, the United Nations chief said in his message for World Humanitarian Day. 19-Aug-2019
Two years after exodus, Myanmar’s ‘desperate’ Rohingya youth need education, skills: UNICEF New York, Aug 17: The daily struggle to survive for Myanmar’s Rohingya people in one of the world’s largest refugee settlements, has caused “overwhelming” despair and jeopardized the hopes of an entire generation, the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Henrietta Fore, said on Friday. 17-Aug-2019
Terrorism survivors: ‘The terrorists killed many people in front of us’ New York, Aug 15: To mark the International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, on 21 August, UN News travelled to Chad and the Far North region of Cameroon in West Africa earlier this year, to interview people who have personal stories to tell, about how terrorism has shattered their lives. 15-Aug-2019
UN warns of spike in grave violations against children in Mali as ‘the new normal’ New York, Aug 14 : Voicing great concern over a sharp increase in the killing and maiming of children in Mali due to ongoing fighting and instability, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and partners on Tuesday, called on all warring parties to stop attacks and “keep them out of harm’s way”. 14-Aug-2019
Donald Trump administration will now deny Green Card, citizenship to immigrants who use public benefits Washington, Aug 13: The US government on Monday announced new rules which are aiming to deny permanent residency and citizenship to immigrants who depend upon public benefits, such as food aid or public housing, for more than a year. 13-Aug-2019
‘We are facing a learning crisis’, UN chief warns on International Youth Day New York, Aug 12: Schools are “not equipping young people with the skills they need to navigate the technological revolution”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned, in a message released to mark the UN’s International Youth Day. 12-Aug-2019
Norway: One hurt in shooting at Oslo mosque Oslo, Aug 10: At least one person was injured in a shooting incident in a mosque in Norway on Saturday, media reports said. 10-Aug-2019
UN food aid to Yemen will fully resume after two-month break, as Houthis ‘guarantee’ delivery New York, Aug 10: Life-saving food aid distribution is set to resume to 850,000 people in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, following guarantees by Houthi opposition forces that the supplies will reach those who need them most, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. 10-Aug-2019
World food security increasingly at risk due to 'unprecedented' climate change impact, new UN report warns New York, Aug 9: More than 500 million people today live in areas affected by erosion linked to climate change, the UN warned on Thursday, before urging all countries to commit to sustainable land use to help limit greenhouse gas emissions before it is too late. 09-Aug-2019
UN Security Council ‘utterly failed’ Syrian detainees; a victim voices her plea to ‘end impunity and stop this horror’ New York, Aug 8: The Security Council has “utterly failed Syrian detainees and their families”, Amina Khoulani, Co-founder of Families for Freedom, told the Security Council on Wednesday, during a meeting focussed on those who have been jailed or gone missing across Syria, during years of brutal conflict. 08-Aug-2019
Colombia offers nationality rights to Venezuelan children born there: UN hails ‘very important step’ New York, Aug 7: The UN migration agency, IOM, has welcomed Colombia’s decision on Monday to grant nationality status to more than 24,000 Venezuelan babies born inside the country after their parents fled across the border. 07-Aug-2019
Myanmar companies bankroll ‘brutal operations’ of military, independent UN experts claim in new report New York, Aug 6: Money earned by the Myanmar military from international and domestic business deals, “substantially enhances its ability to carry out gross violations of human rights with impunity” according to a report released on Monday by an independent United Nations group looking into military-business ties in the South East Asian country. 06-Aug-2019
Egypt: 19 people die as explosion hits Cairo city Cairo, Aug 5: At least 19 people died in an explosion after several cars collided in Egypt's Cairo city on Sunday, media reports said. 05-Aug-2019
Security Council must ‘come together’ to address the plight of children trapped in armed conflict, says UN envoy New York, Aug 3: It is “vitally important” that the Security Council “come together” on the current plight of children affected by armed conflict across the globe”, Virginia Gamba, the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict said on Friday. 03-Aug-2019
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