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Daily Wrap24 August 2022
Guterres underlines need for peace as Ukraine marks six months of ‘senseless war’

The “senseless war” in Ukraine is now six months old, with no end in sight, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Wednesday, repeating his ongoing appeal for peace. 

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Peace and Security
Ukraine: UN agencies deliver food, health and other support amid fighting

UN agencies and entities have underlined their continued support to Ukraine, as Tuesday marked six months since the start of the war devastating the country. 

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Humanitarian Aid
Drought, hunger and fighting leave Ethiopia in ‘very difficult humanitarian situation’ 

Amidst deteriorating levels of malnutrition and Ethiopia’s worst drought in 40 years, 17 million people are being targeted for humanitarian assistance, the UN spokesperson said on Wednesday. 

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Humanitarian Aid
Israeli suppression of Palestinian rights organizations ‘illegal and unacceptable’

Twenty-four UN-appointed independent human rights experts condemned on Wednesday, Israel’s escalating attacks against Palestinian civil society in the occupied West Bank, describing it as “illegal and unacceptable”.

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Human Rights
Sierra Leone: Female genital mutilation ‘amounts to torture,’ impunity must end

UN-appointed independent human rights experts called on Wednesday for stronger measures to prevent and penalize female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone.

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Human Rights
UN steps up post-COVID support in Africa; battles cholera in Malawi

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Wednesday a new drive to find ways of revamping the African region’s health systems.

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Health
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