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LEBANON / SYRIA REFUGEES

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) today announced that as of Monday, Lebanon has become the third country where the number of refugees from Syria has passed the 100,000 mark. UNICEF is running a water voucher programme to meet the emergency drinking water needs of families there. UNICEF

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UN / FELIX BAUMGARTNER

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today met with Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner, who recently broke the sound barrier on his record 39-kilometer jump from the edge of space. UNTV

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UN / TORTURE

Claudio Grossman, Chair of the Committee against Torture told reporters today that the goals established by the convention against torture have not been achieved, and torture is still "a common occurrence in too many states". UNTV

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UN / ART FOR PEACE

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the winner of the UN Art for Peace Contest, 17-year old Haruka Shojit. UNTV

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GENEVA / SYRIA FOOD

The World Food Programme today said that with access to food in Syria becoming "more and more challenging", it hoped to use a ceasefire proposed for the Eid holiday to pre-position food aid. The agency distributed food to 1.5 million Syrians last month. CH UNTV

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