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UN / PALESTINIANS IN SYRIA

Amid rising deaths among the Palestinian refugee population in Syria and funding shortfalls for humanitarian assistance in the war-torn country, a senior United Nations official today (11 March) urged international donors to step up their financial support for relief efforts in what he described as "a messy, violent and tragic war for the civilian population." UNTV

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GENEVA / IRAN-HRC

The United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ahmed Shaheed accused Iran today (11 March) of serious "violations of human rights." CH UNTV

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GENEVA / HRC-DPRK

The UN Human Rights Council’s Special Rapporteur on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) says the widespread systematic pattern of violations in the country could constitute crimes against humanity that need more scrutiny than can be carried out by a single investigator. CH UNTV

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GENEVA / SYRIA PRESSER

The Syrian government, not rebel opposition groups, are committing crimes against humanity, the United Nations human rights investigators said today in Geneva. CH UNTV

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DRC / KITCHANGA FIGHTING

The fighting that began last week in the town of Kitchanga in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s North Kivu Province, is still ongoing. Thousands of the town's inhabitants—mostly women, children, and the elderly—have fled in fear, taking only their few belongings and their cattle. People who are unable to flee are seeking refuge in [...]

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GENEVA / COMMISSION OF INQUIRY-SYRIA

The Syrian government is reportedly using medical care as a tactic of war, U.N. human rights investigators said today. The latest UN report into human rights abuses in the conflict says medical access is being denied on political and sectarian grounds. CH UNTV

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SOMALIA / LIVESTOCK EXPORT

Somalia has officially begun exporting livestock from the main port in it's capital Mogadishu for the first time in 22 years. AU/UN-IST

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