News in Brief 14 June 2019

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This is the news in brief from the United Nations record numbers in south Sudan, some seven million people face acute food shortages, while more than twenty thousand close to famine the World Food Program or WF, pay said, on Friday, the warning follows years of violent unrest and vicious rights abuses, linked to mass displacement and disease. Outbreaks, here's A WFP spokesperson, Irv Eva, who saw it is. I mean like if you want me, you cannot go it because you can only call that. I mean, if you have a certain number of Katya included, a number of people, and we are not at that number at that level of people to use the word from, we cannot use the word, but the living conditions who are equivalent to a familiar if there was many more of them, according to WF, pay Jonglei, lakes and unity states are particularly at risk. It plans to scale up to five point one million people by December and for the first time in many years, it has delivered. One hundred seventy three thousand tons of food in some sixty areas ahead of the rainy season. That's sixty six thousand tons more than at the same point in two thousand eighteen to Sudan now where amid ongoing uncertainty about events in Khartoum linked to reported attacks on protesters UN humanitarian warned that people in the troubled Darfur region remaining crisis in two thousand and three a civil war led to the deaths of tens if not hundreds of thousands of duffers, and the displacement of nearly two million people. Speaking in Geneva Jens locker from the office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs or officer said, the deadly violence in central dot four and flooding in the north have hampered operations in the vast western region as had the disruption of internet services and phone networks. He confirmed that a team from the United Nations African Union hybrid operation in four known as you name, it had visited allege in central Darfur following ports of clashes while on in, in. Capital cartoon there's of course, still a humanitarian crisis in the four region, which is impacted by what is happening. There was tribal fighting going on unit went there to investigate what has happened and they said yesterday that United verify that seventeen people had been killed fifteen others injured and more than one hundred houses burned as you and agencies respond to ongoing needs. And for Mr. locker said that the organizations at one point two billion dollar pale for Sudan was only twenty two percent funded his comments came as the World Health Organization reported that the officials Sudanese announcement that sixty one people had died in protests in Khartoum from the third, the eleventh of June is likely to be an underestimation, and finally to the UN, weather, and climate agency, WMO which has warned that the latest five g mobile, thank technology, jeopardizes, early warning service. Which protect people from natural disasters such as tropical cyclones in a resolution expressing serious concern at the continuing threat to several radio frequency bands of five G the World Meteorological, organization's executive congress insisted that forecasting and alert services operated by countries had led to a big reduction in loss of life in recent decades has WMO's spokesperson Clare nonetheless, we use these radio frequencies in the metrological community to basically, for weather forecasts, and warnings services this concern that because of growing competition from new technology that these are going to be squeezed out of these frequences. Whether alerts are linked to radio sensors that feed information into forecasting systems to provide more accurate predictions with longer warning times. Experts are concerned that failing to manage unwanted emissions from new, telecommunication technologies would have a significant impact on current weather forecasting practice. Consequently, they say it might reverse many of the gains in our warning services for natural hazards. Daniel Johnson, UN news.

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