UN News – Daily Wrap

DAILY WRAP 19 October 2018

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Sulawesi devastation ‘beyond imagination’ as massive aid operation continues: UN relief agenciesMore emergency shelter supplies and relief for thousands of victims of Indonesia’s recent earthquake and tsunami is set to arrive on the island of Sulawesi in the coming days, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday, amid reports from staff that the devastation is “beyond imagination”.

UN deplores pre-election killings and attacks, urges Afghans to defy terror, and voteWith just hours to go before Saturday’s parliamentary elections in Afghanistan, the UN has been expressing concern at the uptick in deadly political violence in the country, whilst encouraging Afghans to exercise their right to vote.

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Mali: UN Peacekeeping chief ‘extremely concerned’ over insecurity, regrets peace deal delaysAfter commending the “overall peaceful” climate in which the Malian elections were held in July, the United Nations peacekeeping chief said on Friday that he is “extremely concerned” over the increasing number of attacks by armed insurgents, against a backdrop of continued delays in implementing the 2015 peace agreement.

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UN rights experts stand with businesses protesting Saudi journalist’s disappearanceIndependent UN human rights experts are praising business leaders who have decided to pull out of a high-level investment conference taking place next week in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, over concern for the fate of dissident Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

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Children separated at border, suffering alarming and prolonged effects: UN rights expertsSeparating children from their undocumented parents is a traumatic violation of their rights, UN independent experts said on Friday.

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