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GENEVA / HUMANITARIAN MID-YEAR REVIEW

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says the overall humanitarian funding appeals for 2009 are short by $4.8 billion six months into the year. OCHA says the total target for the humanitarian appeals now stands at $9.5 billion. UNTV / FILE

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STORY: SUDAN / ABYEI BORDER

Citizens in Abyei in southern Sudan anticipate the announcement of a contentious ruling on the demarcation of their border, which lies in the heart of oil-producing land. The ruling is expected Wednesday from a tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. UNMIS

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INDIA / PRIMARY EDUCATION

India’s 'Education for All’ movement is trying to get all children to school, including millions of the poorest and most marginalized. With the help of the World Bank a new generation learns in new ways that include better buildings, new methods, and a lot of fun. WORLD BANK

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UN / RIVER BLINDNESS

Evidence in a published UN study today says eliminating river blindness is feasible with ivermectin, a commonly-used drug that has contributed to significantly controlling the disease in endemic countries. FILE

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GA / BAN KI-MOON

Presenting his report on the 'Responsibility to Protect’ to the General Assembly, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that it’s high time to turn the promise of the responsibility to protect into practice. “We have an opportunity to ready ourselves for the moment when our collective capacity and will are again tested by the sort of horrors [...]

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