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NIGERIA / MALNUTRITION

An estimated 36 percent of children under five in Nigeria are chronically malnourished or stunted. Although mothers have been encouraged to breastfeed their babies considered one of the best nutrional interventions. But when it is time to start introducing complementary foods; traditional practices, poverty, and lack of knowledge hinder them from making good nutritional decisions [...]

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SOUTH SUDAN / NEW CABINET

South Sudan's new cabinet takes an oath of office, which did not include the position of vice-president.  Last month President Salva Kiir removed his entire cabinet including his vice-president Riek Machar. (UNMISS)  

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UN / HAITI CHOLERA

Commenting on a new report by Yale University that contends UN peacekeepers were responsible for the 2010 outbreak of cholera in Haiti, spokesperson Martin Nesirky said "they were aware of the report" and that while the "claims are not receivable" this decision would not "diminish" the commitment of the UN to do "all that the [...]

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SOUTH SUDAN / JONGLEI FOOD AID

Tens of thousands of people are facing severe food insecurity as they hide in the bush in South Sudan’s Jonglei State following another wave of violence that has cut off aid to them. (UNMISS)

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JORDAN / RAMADAN

A joint Jordanian-Qatari initiative offers religious courses to Syrian refugees in Za'atri Refugee Camp. (UNHCR)

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UN / KIRCHNER PEACE AND SECURITY

At an open debate on peace and security, Argentina's president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner called for the need to review and restructure UN institutions specifically the Security Council, saying that when managing conflict includes the right of veto, "then resolutions are more difficult to achieve and sometimes impossible." (UNTV)

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