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DAILY WRAP 11 June 2019

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One-in-five suffers mental health condition in conflict zones: new UN reportMore than one-in-five people living in conflict-affected areas suffers from a mental illness, according to a new UN-backed report, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to call for increased, sustained investment in mental health services in those zones.

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Sudan: ‘Violence must stop’, says UNICEF chief, ‘gravely concerned’ over 19 child deaths since military backlashAt least 19 children have reportedly been killed in Sudan and another 49 injured since a military backlash against protesters began earlier this month, prompting the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to express her grave concern “at the impact of the continuing violence and unrest in the country on children and young people”.

World Bank/Vincent Tremeau
UN health agency identifies 5-year old Congolese boy as first confirmed case of Ebola in UgandaThe World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of Health, confirmed on Tuesday the first case of the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda, stemming from the nearly year-long current outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Disability inclusion, minimum wage, and LGBTI rights in BotswanaThis Tuesday, we cover: a new strategy for disability inclusion; continued talks on social justice at the international labour conference; an update on Yemen; a historic Security Council resolution on missing persons in conflict; and same-sex rights in Botswana.

UNMISS/Isaac Billy
New Disability Inclusion Strategy is ‘transformative change we need’, says GuterresDisability inclusion is not only a fundamental human right, it is “central to the promise” of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the annual conference on the Convention of Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which began on Tuesday.

World Bank/Arne Hoel
Macron leads EU-wide minimum wage call as Merkel, Medvedev warn of global injustice “Fundamental change” to the world of work – including an EU-wide minimum wage – is needed to address the growing gap between society’s haves and have-nots, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday.

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Families deserve answers when loved ones go missing in conflict: Security Council adopts historic resolutionThe 15 members of the United Nations Security Council adopted on Tuesday the very first ever resolution focused on the issue of missing persons in armed conflict. The aim is to encourage countries to fulfil their obligations, take action to step up prevention, and tackle the issue earlier, so that ultimately families separated by conflict can be reunited, or at least given answers as to the fate of their loved ones.

IOM/Amanda Nero
Tragedy of Mediterranean deaths continues, as seven drown, 57 rescued: UN Migration agencyA rescue operation on the Mediterranean concluded on Tuesday with confirmation that seven people drowned and 57 were rescued, following a shipwreck off the Greek island of Lesvos, the UN Migration agency, IOM, said.

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UN Security Council offers Yemen Special Envoy ‘their full support’Security Council members issued a statement on Monday offering “their full support” to the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, after he had reportedly come in for criticism by the Government.

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