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UN / EARTH DAY WRAP

The General Assembly adopts a resolution calling for the creation of International Mother Earth Day, to be celebrated annually on 22 April. Bolivian President Evo Morales says that the planet “needs to be allowed to regenerate its resources.” UNTV

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UN / SRI LANKA HUMANITARIAN

Anna Neistat from Human Rights Watch says that international engagement in Sri Lanka “right now, today, tomorrow can actually save hundreds and hundreds of lives.” According to the Sri Lankan Ministry of Defense, more than 60,000 civilians fled the conflict zone since 20 April. However, tens of thousands of civilians are still trapped inside.

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GAZA / TRAUMA

A United Nations survey estimates that the recent conflict in Gaza has left almost two thirds of families – including up to 28,000 children – in need of emotional and psychological help. UNICEF and the European Commission (ECHO) are working to help children cope with their trauma. UNICEF

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