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Episodes

News in Brief 29 May 2020

5/29/2020
WHO

Duration:00:03:11

News in Brief 28 May 2020

5/28/2020
COVID-19IOM

Duration:00:04:01

News in Brief 27 May 2020

5/27/2020
COVID-19

Duration:00:03:32

News in Brief 26 May 2020

5/26/2020
COVID-19UNHCRcoronavirus

Duration:00:04:19

Crisis-affected communities hold UN ‘in high regard’, says senior woman peacekeeper

5/26/2020
Female Peacekeepers add an extra dynamic to teams in the field, breaking barriers that allow women civilians to describe what’s really going on inside their communities. That’s the view of Major Fiona Bruce, from the Australian Defence Force, who served in the UN’s Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) in both Lebanon and Syria. In an interview ahead of UN Peacekeeping Day marked on 29 May, Major Bruce highlights the fact that people going through crisis and conflict still ‘view the UN in...

Duration:00:06:10

News in Brief 22 May 2020

5/22/2020
COVID-19

Duration:00:04:40

India and Bangladesh: Health and environmental risks grow, following deadly cyclone

5/22/2020
UN humanitarians and partners are working hard to assist the people of Bangladesh and India suffering from the impact of Cyclone Amphan, which left dozens dead, causing widespread destruction. According to the UN Country Team in India, Cyclone Amphan, with more than 2.4 million people and 500,000 livestock evacuated to cyclone shelters., is now considered even more destructive than Cyclone Aila, which slammed the region in 2009. Due to flooding and the extensive damage caused, the risk of...

Duration:00:06:41

Women ‘pay price’ of increased strains caused by COVID-19 pandemic

5/20/2020
Somalia is a land facing problems on many fronts, from severe floods to desert locust swarms and terrorist attacks, but there’s an even darker threat, too: rising sexual violence amid the coronavirus crisis. After the horrific rape of a young girl last week in the capital Mogadishu, it’s something that the UN wants to help the Government put a stop to more than ever, as Anders Thomsen from the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) tells UN News’s Daniel Johnson.

Duration:00:06:04

Branding Hawaiian culture with tattoos

5/20/2020
The teaching of traditional tattooing underlines the important role indigenous people can play in the modern world; according to Hawaiian tattooist Keone Nues. He spoke to Kevin Cassidy, the Director of the ILO’s office for the US, and began by explaining what it means to be Hawaiian.

Duration:00:18:52

Women ‘pay price’ of increased strains caused by COVID-19 pandemic

5/18/2020
Somalia is a land facing problems on many fronts, from severe floods to desert locust swarms and terrorist attacks, but there’s an even darker threat, too: rising sexual violence amid the coronavirus crisis. After the horrific rape of a young girl last week in the capital Mogadishu, it’s something that the UN wants to help the Government put a stop to more than ever, as Anders Thomsen from the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) tells UN News’s Daniel Johnson.

Duration:00:06:04

COVID-19: ‘Population density is a challenge’, in the Rohingya camps

5/18/2020
After the first Rohingya refugee had tested positive for the new coronavirus late last week, in an overcrowded refugee camp in Bangladesh, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) announced additional measures and appealed for funds to prevent further spread of the disease. Sheltering around 860,000 mainly Muslim Rohingyas who’ve fled neighbouring Myanmar, the camps have a population density one and a half times higher than New York City, raising serious concerns about the potentially severe impact of...

‘Bold and daring’ action needed against COVID-19, WHO Goodwill Ambassador urges world leaders

5/18/2020
Set piece speeches need to be set aside by world leaders attending the World Health Assembly this week, in favour of “bold and daring” action to end the coronavirus pandemic, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Health. In an interview with UN News, James Chau, told Maoqi Li, what he expected from the truncated annual meeting of the WHO in Geneva.

Duration:00:10:15

News in Brief 18 May 2020

5/18/2020
WHO

Duration:00:04:12

News in Brief 15 May 2020

5/15/2020
COVID-19UNICEFUNHCR

Duration:00:03:35

Protecting kids’ mental health during COVID-19, as important as physical fitness

5/13/2020
It may seem obvious to an adult, but to a child it may not be so clear that they aren’t to blame if they get sick with COVID-19. That’s one of the key messages that the World Health Organization - WHO - wants to convey as part of the UN campaign to promote good mental health during this incredibly stressful pandemic, full of unknowns. Just ahead of the UN’s major update on mental health during the crisis, Daniel Johnson, spoke to Dr Fahmy Hanna, from the WHO’s Department of Mental Health...

Duration:00:09:45

UN Chief on the release of the updated COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

5/13/2020
Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the release of the updated COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan [delivered as video message].

Duration:00:01:30