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UN / HOLMES

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes to provide a general humanitarian overview focusing on situations in Sri Lanka, Yemen, some Horn of Africa countries and Guatemala. UNTV/ FILE

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UN / FOOD AID AT 20-YEAR LOW

Food aid is at a 20-year low despite the number of critically hungry people. The World Food Program (WFP) says that number will pass one billion this year for the first time and the agency is facing a serious budget shortfall. WFP

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NANSEN AWARD / KENNEDY

The UN refugee agency announces that its Nansen Refugee Award will go to the late Senator Edward Kennedy for his achievements as an unparalleled champion of refugee protection and assistance for more than 45 years. UNHCR

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IAEA / RUSSIA SERBIA NUCLEAR DEAL

Russia and Serbia sign a $25 million trade contract for repatriation of spent nuclear fuel that will allow the fuel to be removed from the Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences in Serbia and returned to the Russian Federation. IAEA

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COTE D’IVOIRE / TOXIC WASTE REPORT

UN Special Rapporteur Okechukwu Ibeanu will present a report today on the dumping of 500 tons of toxic waste in Cote d’Ivoire . The document states that there appears to be strong prima facie evidence that the reported deaths and adverse health consequences are related to the dumping of the waste from the cargo ship [...]

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