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SUNS # 9139 Tuesday 16 June 2020

COVID-19 : Food markets face months of uncertainty, says FAO (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Food markets will face many more months of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has said.

Rights : HRC to hold urgent debate on systemic racism, police brutality (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The UN Human Rights Council (HRC) has decided to hold an urgent debate on 17 June on "current racially inspired human rights violations, systemic racism, police brutality and violence against peaceful protests", in the context of the recent death of George Floyd in the United States.

Q&A : Global poverty expected to move to middle-income nations in Asia (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Global poverty, which is increasing because of the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis and ensuing worldwide lockdowns, is shifting and a dramatic increase in middle-income developing countries in Asia is expected.

Bangladesh : Delivering humanitarian assistance during COVID-19 (PRIV)
(IPS, Cox's Bazar)
The novel coronavirus has affected the lives of millions worldwide at its very onset.

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