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UN / SUDAN

The UN Security Council meets on Sudan. Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Catherine Bragg to brief on the humanitarian situation following the expulsion of major NGOs. UNTV

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HAITI / GANG VIOLENCE

A Brazilian NGO is teaching the Brazilian martial art of Capoeira to youngsters in a tough neighborhood of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince, as a way to promote peace between warring gangs. MINUSTAH

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KENYA / SUDANESE REFUGEES

More than 300,000 refugees have returned to Sudan since a peace agreement ended the war between North and South in 2005. But some still remain in camps in Kenya. Women in particular worry about physical and economic security should they go back to South Sudan. UNHCR

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LITHUANIA / VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

Until recently, help was scarce for battered women in Lithuania, but things are changing. The World Bank, the Lithuanian government and other donors have renovated and equipped a shelter where women and children find refuge with social workers, therapists, legal aid and friends. 8 March is International Women’s Day. WORLD BANK

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UN / U.S. CLIMATE CHANGE

The Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Yvo de Boer briefs on his recent meeting with high-level U.S. officials on climate change. UNTV

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