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News in Brief 22 August 2017 (PM)

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Senior UN official calls for re-commitment to two-State solution The recent crisis in Jerusalem has highlighted the need for a clear re-commitment by Israelis and Palestinians to ending occupation and realizing a two-State solution, the UN Security Council heard on Tuesday. Ambassadors were briefed by the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Miroslav Jenca, who [...]

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UN supporting civilians fleeing Telafar, Iraq

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UN agencies in Iraq are gearing up to help thousands of civilians expected to flee the city of Telafar. The northern city has been under the control of the terrorist group ISIL, also known as Daesh, for the past three years. The Iraqi military have launched an operation to retake Telafar and surrounding communities from [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 22 August 2017

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Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Jocelyne Sambira. In today’s programme: concern for civilians caught in the fight to retake the Iraqi city of Telafar; and a senior UN official in Libya explains why migration and human trafficking continues to be a major challenge there [...]

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Migration, human trafficking major challenges in Libya: UN official

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It is important to look at migration in Libya "not just as an internal problem, but as a regional issue." That's according to Maria do Valle Ribeiro, deputy head of the UN mission in the country, UNSMIL. The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) recently reported that the North African country was the preferred "jumping-off point" for [...]

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UNICEF reports rise in use of child "human bombs" in northeast Nigeria

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More than 80 children have been used as so-called "human bombs" in northeast Nigeria so far this year, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported. The agency is sounding the alarm as the figure is already four times higher than it was for all of 2016, which the agency described as "appalling." Ana Carmo reports. [...]

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News in Brief 22 August 2017 (AM)

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Appeal for justice for ISIL's women victims in Iraq Authorities in Iraq are being urged to ensure that thousands of women and girls who survived rape and other sexual violence committed by ISIL fighters receive care, protection and justice. Furthermore, children born to them should not face a life of discrimination and abuse. The appeal [...]

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