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LEBANON / AYA ONE MILLION REFUGEE CHILDREN

 The number of Syrian children forced to flee their homeland as refugees has now reached one million. According UNICEF and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), children make up half of all refugees from the Syrian conflict.  (UNICEF/FILE)

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SYRIA / ONE MILLION REFUGEE CHILDREN

With Syria's war well into its third year, the number of Syrian children forced to flee their homeland as refugees has now reached one million. (UNHCR/UNICEF)

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UN / DEL BUEY SYRIA CHEMICAL WEAPONS

UN spokesperson Eduardo del Buey told journalists today that the Secretary-General is asking the Syrian government to allow a team of UN experts to investigate the latest allegations regarding the use of chemical weapons “without delay," and is sending one of his senior officials to Damascus in this regard. (UNTV)  

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JORDAN/ ZATARI REFUGEE CHILDREN

The UNICEF Emergency Programmes director visited Syrian children in the Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan this week, where the classroom is a haven for children caught in the largest refugee crisis the world has seen in 20 years. (UNICEF)

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SOMALIA / AL SHABAAB ATTACK

At least seven Al Shabaab militants were killed and their vehicle destroyed today (22 August) following their attempt to attack the AMISOM camp at Kismayo International Airport in southern Somalia. (AU-UN/IST)

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SOUTH KOREA / BAN ARRIVAL

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived  in Seoul, South Korea where he visited Namdaemun, one of the historical gates to the once-walled city which was badly damaged in a fire in 2008. It has since been restored, opening earlier this year. (UNTV)

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