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DR CONGO / CHILD LABOR

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, children work with family members crushing rocks into gravel in the mine dumps. The town of Kipushi, once thriving with private mining companies, is now suffering from the dramatic fall in the price of minerals caused by the global financial crisis. (World Day Against Child Labour is Friday, 12 [...]

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UN / BAN KI-MOON

Commenting on the new phase 6 level pandemic of the H1N1 virus, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says there is, “no cause for alarm as this new virus has not been as severe, but we must be watchful.” UNTV

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GENEVA / PHASE 6

The World Health Organization declares an H1N1 flu pandemic – the first in 41 years – as infections climb around the globe. UNTV / FILE

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COTE D’IVOIRE / LE ROY

Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Alain Le Roy arrives in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire as part of a three-day trip to West Africa. ONUCI

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UN / SUDAN WRAP

Following his May visit to Sudan, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes briefs the Security Council and says that while the Sudanese Government has taken some positive steps, humanitarian gaps still remain since their expulsion of thirteen NGOs back in March. UNTV / UNMIS

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WFP / ECONOMIC SHOCK AND HUNGER INDEX (ESHI)

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) announces the results of a ground-breaking five-country study on the effects the financial crisis is having on families, many of whom were already going hungry. FILE

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