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UN Secretary-General renews appeal for Global Ceasefire

UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged “armed actors” around the world to put down their weapons to give people in places of conflict a better...

Healthcare heroes: how the UK’s health workers are adapting to the COVID-19 crisis

Since its inception in 1948, the UK’s National Health Service has become one of Britain’s most enviable institutions. In the current crisis, healthcare workers...

EU approves Coronavirus aid package

The European Union has adopted measures to quickly release funding from the bloc’s budget to help tackle the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus...

Behind the masks, nurses are worried but determined

Europeans have taken to applauding the efforts of health care workers on their balconies every night during the COVID-19 pandemic. The worryingly high death-rate...

COVID-19: Mental health must be a priority

The measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 such as physical distancing and the closure of schools and workplaces may have a negative...

Living under Lockdown in the UK

On Monday 23rd March, Boris Johnson announced sweeping new restrictions to daily life. These restrictions are an attempt to curtail the UK’s outbreak of...

Schengen Area: an anniversary marked by closed borders

On 26 March 2020, the European Union marks the 25th anniversary of the Schengen agreement coming into force in seven European Union countries. Border...

UNRIC donates its stock of surgical masks to health facilities in Belgium

Between March 19 and 23, our office distributed 3,100 surgical masks to health professionals working in several institutions in Flanders and the Brussels region. UNRIC...

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