News in Brief 28 September 2015 (PM)

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Displaced children and adults shelter outside a barbed-wire fence, in a camp set up behind Mpoko International Airport in Bangui, Central African Republic (CAR). Photo File: UNICEF/Pierre Terdjman

Violence in CAR capital condemned

An outbreak of violence in the capital of the Central African Republic, Bangui, which led to the deaths of over a dozen people has been condemned by the UN.

The humanitarian office, OCHA, said the security situation remains tense in many neighbourhoods following renewed clashes on Saturday.

The spike in insecurity is preventing humanitarian activities from taking place in Bangui and access to the most vulnerable people remains limited.

More than 380,000 people are displaced overall in the country and more than 460,000 others have fled to neighbouring states .

Suicide attack in in Afghanistan kills 17

And the UN has denounced a suicide attack in Afghanistan which killed at least 17 civilians, including 15 children.

The bombing on Sunday, which took place in Zarghun Shahr district in the south-eastern province of Paktika injured at least 60 others, the majority children.

The UN mission in the country, UNAMA said an attack deliberately targeting a group of civilians playing volleyball was an “act bereft of humanity” and clearly violated national and international law.

World leaders told no such thing as a free lunch

World leaders attending the annual high-level debate of the UN General Assembly in New York have been told by the UN Secretary-General that there is “no such thing as a free lunch.”

Hosting a lunch at UN headquarters, Ban Ki-moon told the heads of state and government, that he hoped they would return home and promote the new development agenda agreed by the international community on Friday.

The 17 global goals aim to reduce poverty while fostering sustainable development.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

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