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News in Brief 22 April 2015 (PM)

22 Apr 2015

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A WHO shipment of 17 tonnes of medicines, medical and surgical supplies arrives in Sana’a, Yemen. Photo: WHO Yemen

Over 1,000 killed in Yemen in last month

In Yemen, a total of 1,080 people have been killed, and over 4,300 injured in the last month according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

The security situation continues to deteriorate as the government of the Gulf state battles with rebel insurgents.

The UN estimates that more than half of Yemen’s 26 million people are in need of humanitarian aid as a result of the ongoing conflict.

Xenophobic violence in South Africa condemned by UN chief

The UN Secretary-General has added his voice to the international condemnation of xenophobic violence in South Africa.

At least seven people have died in the past few weeks as attacks against foreign migrant workers intensified.

Ban Ki-moon said he hoped efforts would be made to avert future attacks.

South Sudan fighting displaces more people

Fighting has erupted in Malakal, in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State, the UN mission in the country, UNMISS has said.

At least 1,500 displaced civilians have arrived at the UN protection site outside the town.

There are now 28,000 people sheltering there.

The residence of the Upper Nile State governor was reportedly shelled by mortar rounds and two of his security officers were wounded.

Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations

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