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UN / QUINOA WRAP

President Evo Morales of Bolivia is inNew York to launch the Year of Quinoa. Quinoa has been a staple crop for centuries in South America, among pre-Columbian Andean farming communities from Columbia to Ecuador and today this traditional Andean grain is being promoted to combat malnutrition.  UNTV

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KENYA / FOOD WASTE

Hundreds of ministers and high-level officials dined on perfectly good food grown by Kenyan farmers but rejected by UK supermarkets due to cosmetic imperfections at the headquarters of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) inNairobito highlight a major campaign to cut massive levels of global food loss and waste. UNEP

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SOMALIA / MOBILE CLINIC


The dramatic increase in security in Somalia recently has allowed for a proportionate increase in humanitarian efforts and projects, like mobile clinics that are being deployed in and around Mogadishu’s Internally Displaced Persons camps. AU/UN IST

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MADAGASCAR / CYCLONE

Every year,Madagascarhas to face several tropical cyclones. In February 2012, cyclone Giovanna has destroyed over 1,400 classrooms in the districts of Brickaville and Vatomandry in theEasternCoastof the island. UNICEF

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AFGHANISTAN / CIVILIAN CASUALTIES

The number of civilian casualties inAfghanistan's armed conflict dropped for the first time since the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) started documenting the trend in 2007, said a UN report released inKabultoday. UNAMA  

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