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INDONESIA / HOLMES

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes visits the earthquake-affected area of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. It has been two weeks since a powerful earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale left a path of destruction across West Sumatra, damaging houses, hospitals, schools, and infrastructure. OCHA

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UN / KARADZIC

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, who is accused of waging genocide against Bosnia’s Muslim population in the early 1990s, will go on trial this month, after a war crimes court ruled against two appeals. The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) Tribunal Registrar John Hocking comments on the upcoming trial. UNTV / [...]

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EAST JERUSALEM / DEMOLITIONS

Several new demolition orders have been issued in recent weeks in East Jerusalem, adding to the increasing tension in the city and Palestinian fears that the number of house demolitions will increase in the near future. UNRWA

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UN / GAZA REPORT

Following a Security Council session on the Goldstone Report, Israeli Ambassador Gabriela Shalev argues for Israel’s right to defend itself, while Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour says that “the pretext of self defense” does not give the right to collective punishment. UNTV

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UN / HUNGER REPORT 2009

The latest UN report on hunger says that the current global economic crisis has triggered a spike in world hunger which has reached the highest level in four decades. Some one billion people are undernourished – more than any time since 1970. FILE

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NEW YORK / DIARRHEA REPORT

Diarrhea kills more children than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined. UNICEF and the World Health Organize are releasing a new report with the aim of refocusing global efforts to prevent and treat this leading cause of child mortality. UNICEF

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