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Episodes

News in Brief 10 May 2021

5/10/2021
FAO

Duration:00:03:04

News in Brief 7 May 2021

5/7/2021
COVID-19UNICEF

Duration:00:03:20

UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva - Madagascar crisis, Africa COVID alert, US lifts vaccine protections, South Sudan schools reopen

5/6/2021
In this week’s UN Catch-Up: a veteran aid worker’s take on the distressing scale of the humanitarian crisis in Southern Madagascar – it’s on the “periphery of famine”, he tells us, and not for the first time. There’s an alert too from WHO on Africa where a “third wave “of coronavirus infections is feared, along with some good news – and some not so good - from South Sudan, where schools have reopened after lockdown, and positive news from the United States, which has decided to lift patent...

Duration:00:15:01

News in Brief 6 May 2021

5/6/2021
COVID-19WHO

Duration:00:03:09

News in Brief 5 May 2021

5/5/2021
COVID-19UNICEF

Duration:00:03:23

‘Social vaccination’ still critical amid India COVID-19 crisis, UNICEF says

5/5/2021
As India confronts a devastating second wave of COVID-19 infections, with some 300,000 cases a day, securing essential oxygen equipment is “the need of the hour”. That’s the message from Dr. Yasmin Ali Haque, Representative of the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, in the country, who spoke to our colleague Anshu Sharma in Delhi.

Duration:00:07:45

News in Brief 4 May 2021

5/4/2021
UNHCRUNICEF

Duration:00:03:49

UN has ‘all hands on deck’ across India to help save lives amid deadly COVID surge

5/3/2021
The United Nations has deployed all the personnel and resources at its disposal to help Indians deal with the deadly surge in COVID-19 that has seen more than 300,000 reported new cases per day, for almost two weeks now, and left many hospitals overwhelmed. That’s according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) India Representative, Dr. Roderico Ofrin, speaking exclusively to UN News, who told Anshu Sharma that tried and trust methods of bringing down the numbers would surely work, if...

Duration:00:09:16

News in Brief 3 May 2021

5/3/2021
COVID-19UNCTAD

Duration:00:03:03

Press freedom signifies a ‘healthy political society': exiled Myanmar journalist

5/3/2021
Press freedom should be seen as the “by-product of healthy political society", according to an exiled journalist from Myanmar, where the crisis following the military coup, is now in its fourth month. Near daily pro-democracy protests are being held across the country, which have been met with a crackdown by security forces. There are reports that hundreds have been killed and countless more wounded, including media workers and journalists. Just ahead of World Press Freedom Day on 3 May,...

Duration:00:06:24

News in Brief 30 April 2021

4/30/2021
WFP

Duration:00:03:11

UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva - Cyprus talks, shipwrecks, Central African Republic alert, UNFPA funding cuts

4/29/2021
UN Catch-Up takes us from talks over the divided eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, to the deadly stretch of water that separates North Africa from Europe, scene of a particularly disturbing migrant shipwreck this week. We’ll also hear an alert from UNICEF in the Central African Republic over ongoing violence that’s leaving youngsters vulnerable to exploitation – and a warning from the UN agency for sexual and reproductive health, over the devastating consequences for women, girls and...

Duration:00:15:26

News in Brief 29 April 2021

4/29/2021
UNFPA

Duration:00:03:17

News in Brief 28 April 2021

4/28/2021
UNICEFCOVID-19

Duration:00:03:32

News in Brief 27 April 2021

4/27/2021
ILO

Duration:00:02:34

COVID-driven ‘media extinction’: Public service journalism struggling to survive

4/27/2021
Media which serves the public interest, not only provides vital information communities need to take informed action, it also dispels misinformation, strengthens democratic accountability and boosts sustainable development. But the coronavirus pandemic has hit journalism hard, drying up revenue and putting its very existence into question. UN News’ Vibhu Mishra speaks with Sheetal Vyas, Founding Executive Director of International Fund for Public Interest Media, about the Fund’s bold,...

Duration:00:10:54

New Mediterranean shipwreck reopens debate over tragic migrant journeys

4/26/2021
A shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea that claimed the lives of 130 migrants last week, has reignited the debate about why more can’t be done to protect these vulnerable people who’ve risked everything. With the details about this latest tragedy which happened just off the Libyan coast, here’s Safa Msehli, from the UN migration agency, IOM, speaking to UN News’s Daniel Johnson.

Duration:00:09:14

UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva – Tigray conflict latest, climate ‘abyss’ and Syria gets COVID jabs

4/22/2021
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 Republic where fighting between Government forces and rebels in the north of the country has forced thousands to flee. And, a warning from UN Secretary-General that the world is on the edge of an abyss from climate change, at the White House’s Climate Leaders’ Summit – as UNHCR unveils new data...

Duration:00:15:33