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DARFUR / HUMANITARIAN

The UN Security Council hears a briefing on the humanitarian situation in Sudan after the expulsion of 13 NGOs from Darfur. Meanwhile in Darfur the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) fleeing violence and harassment continues to grow. New arrivals pushed the population of Zam Zam camp in North Darfur to at least 80,000 this week. UNAMID [...]

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UN / SOMALIA

The UN special envoy for Somalia tells the Security Council that the country is “back from the brink”, while newly-appointed Somali foreign minister Mohamed Abdullahi Omaar calls for the arms embargo on Somalia to be lifted. UNTV

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WMO / AIR POLLUTION

The World Meteorological Organization says declining air quality reduces life expectancy and calls for increased scientific research on the issue. UNTV / WORLD BANK / UNICEF / MEA

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