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UN Roundup - Humanitarian Heroes and an urgent oil tanker issue in Yemen

UN Roundup// Mid Morning Mix // Community// Events// Education// Politics// Art & Culture // Aug. 17, 2020

17 August 2020.

Today Rhéal LeBlanc tells us about:

1 - World Humanitarian Day - 19 Aug. The UN are celebrating real-life heroes. A small ceremony in Geneva at the Palais des Nations can be followed virtually at webtv.un.org/

2 - In Yemen, the UN chief is urging the removal of obstacles to reach the Safer tanker without delay. The ageing tanker has had almost no maintenance since 2015 and risks causing a major oil spill, explosion or fire that would have catastrophic environmental and humanitarian consequences for Yemen and the region.

3 - Those around Genevans have two weeks left to see various artwork from the Palais des Nations exhibited at the D10 gallery in Geneva. Entry is free. the exhibition is on until 31 August. 





More episodes of the UN Roundup can be found at worldradio.ch/unroundup

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