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SUNS # 9405 Wednesday 11 August 2021

UN : Fighting in Afghanistan must be brought to an end, says Rights Chief (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The parties to the conflict in Afghanistan must stop fighting in order to prevent more bloodshed, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on 10 August, as civilian casualties continued to mount during the latest military offensive by the Taliban.

UN : Indigenous peoples still facing challenges due to COVID-19 (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Indigenous peoples continue to face severe challenges due to COVID-19, more than one year after the outbreak of the pandemic, a United Nations human rights expert has said.

DRC : Between horror and hope in the villages of Ituri (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
"We have buried twenty-eight people. I have seen them with my own eyes. We also found three bodies in the fields and buried them too. I can show them to you. It's not far from here. We buried them there."

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