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UNICEF / WORLD REFUGEE DAY

More than seven million children are refugees, and a new report by UNHCR says global forced displacement is the highest it's been for 18 years. The report, 2013 Global Trends, was released to coincide with World Refugee Day. UNICEF

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UN / CONFLICT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Governments bear the primary responsibility to ensure that natural resources do not fuel conflict by ensuring that land and mineral wealth are managed wisely, transparently and yield benefits for the people, senior United Nations officials stressed today (19 June) in the Security Council.

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WASHINGTON / WORLD BANK ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Regular food shortages in Sub-Saharan Africa, shifting rain patterns in South Asia leaving some parts under water and others without enough water for power generation, irrigation, or drinking, degradation and loss of reefs in South East Asia resulting in reduced fish stocks and coastal communities and cities more vulnerable to increasingly violent storms, these are [...]

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GENEVA / WORLD REFUGEE DAY ADVANCER

The UN Refugee agency (UNHCR) annual Global Trends report, released today (19 June) covers displacement that occurred during 2012 based on data from governments, NGO partners, and the UN refugee agency itself. The report shows that as of the end of 2012, more than 45.2 million people were in situations of displacement compared to 42.5 [...]

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MALI / PEACE ACCORD

Tuesday (18 June) in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, Tuareg rebel groups from northern Mali signed a peace accord with government, allowing Malian regular army as well as its civil administration gradual return to the region of Kidal, held by rebels since 2012. The agreement enlists support of French army, as well as United Nations [...]

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LEBANON / REFUGEE APPEAL

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres  has launched a $1.7 billion appeal to aid Syrian refugees in  what he said was one of the most dramatic humanitarian crises  since the end of the Cold War, and one that carries the danger of a regional spill over.  UNHCR

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