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DR CONGO / GUTERRES

High Commissioner António Guterres compares the Congolese displacement crisis to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, urging the international community to help. UNHCR

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UN / DR CONGO

UN Special Representative for the Democratic Republic of Congo Alan Doss tells the Security Council that there is now a real prospect that the conflicts that have long blighted the eastern Congo can be ended. UNTV / FILE

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UN / STAND UP AGAINST POVERTY

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon leads students at the UN International School in “standing up” as part of the global campaign “Stand Up, Take Action, End Poverty Now!” Millions of citizens around the world are expected to take part in events over the next three days to call on their leaders to meet their commitments to end [...]

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HORN OF AFRICA / FOOD CRISIS

With the failure of four consecutive rainy seasons, the impact of drought, hunger and disease is not only felt in eastern Kenya and throughout the Horn of Africa. Across the region, some 24 million people in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia and parts of Uganda are now in need of humanitarian aid, up from 20 [...]

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WESTERN KENYA / RICE FARMING

An FAO irrigation project in western Kenya shows what a difference small investments in agriculture can make. Rice is an important staple in Kenya, and demand is growing. Yet the country produces less than a third of what it needs, and relies on imports to make up the difference. Today is World Food Day. FAO

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GENEVA / HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL VOTE

The United Nations Human Rights Council endorses the report on this winter’s Gaza conflict, prepared by a team of human rights experts it named to look into alleged violations of human rights and humanitarian law. UNTV

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