News in Brief 3 May 2019

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This is the news in brief from the United Nations attacks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Ebola hits North Kivu province. Forced more than one hundred thousand people to flee their homes in April. The refugee agency UNHCR said on Friday, speaking to journalists in Geneva, urinate. She our spokesperson baba Balak said that those displaced facing a desperate situation and access to them as being hampered by continuing violence involving multiple armed groups. It's estimated up to sixty thousand people fled in the past month. It's the result of fighting around commando near the town of Beni. That's an estimated fifty thousand people fled in neighboring Lou Gehrig territory, where the Congolese army was fighting, my militia the Benny area is the epicenter of the worst ever deadly Abullah virus outbreak in Diaz history, which is killed close to a thousand people since last August and infected nearly fifteen hundred here's more from baba Balak fighting continues in southern parts of not Keeble and toward the polish capital of Goma off. On displaced. People are the targets last week five mutilated bodies were found in a river in Masisi territory around sixty kilometers to the not west of Goma. The bodies included those of three children four of the dead were people who had been kidnapped from a nearby displacement site. The head of the UN human rights office or HR stressed on Friday that capital punishment for child offenders is absolutely prohibited. Under international law. The execution of two seventeen year old boys in Iran on charges of rape and robbery High Commissioner for human rights. Michelle Bachelet said the two cases were particularly outrageous because it appears that both boys were reportedly subject to ill-treatment and a flawed legal process. The human rights office urged thirties in Iran, immediately, hold any further executions of child offenders reminding around that it's obliged to abide by the International Covenant on civil and political rights by the convention on the rights of the child Misbash. Colin authorities to immediately commutable such death sentences Mechta before and I mean said I got were fifteen years old when they were arrested and accused of rape and robbery two years ago. The boys had originally denied all charges but related convicted sentenced to death and executed on the twenty fifth of April. The will program WFP announced on Friday that it suspended distribution worldwide a fortified blended food from one of its suppliers the precautionary measure was taken while tests continue to establish whether eating the cereal could be linked to an illness outbreak in east Africa. The combination of Mazel wheats blended with soya beans and fortified with vitamins and minerals is used by WFP and partners to prevent malnutrition, especially among women and children, according to medical center and hospital records three people died in two hundred ninety three were admitted for treatment in the caramel J region of northeast Uganda in March and April after eating the super serial today. It's more than two thousand four hundred food related laboratory tests are being conducted. Including for Mike, O toxins, heavy metals pesticides microbe contaminants, but the root cause of the problem has not yet been established might wells UN news.

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