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MALI / FOOD INSECURITY

The UN today said 4.6 million people remain at risk of food insecurity in Mali and access to food for people in the north is deteriorating. WFP is using barges to ship food up the Niger River to the desert city of Timbuktu and communities cut off by the ongoing conflict. WFP

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HAITI / EXTREME POVERTY

The Head of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim and President of Haiti Joseph Martelly launched the first colloquium on fighting extreme poverty in Haiti this week. The objective is to bring the level of poverty, currently at 51.1 percent, to 40 percent in 2016. MINUSTAH

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UN / LIBYA

The top United Nations official in Libya said today that one year after the demise of the Muammar al-Qadhafi regime, "the country has moved forward in its political transformation" although "many challenges remain" in the political, security, and rule of law areas. UNTV

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TURKEY / SYRIAN REFUGEES

The number of Syrian refugees in Turkey has reached nearly 112,000 this week, according to the latest figures provided by the Turkish government. UNHCR

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