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FAO / FOOD WASTE

A new FAO report says that the waste of a staggering 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year is not only causing major economic losses but also wreaking significant harm on the natural resources that humanity relies upon to feed itself. Each year, food that is produced but not eaten guzzles up a volume of [...]

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UN / SYRIA OBAMA REAX

UN spokesperson Farhan Haq said that the Secretary-General "strongly" welcomed the emergence of serious international discussions that could lead to an agreement in the Security Council to secure and destroySyria's chemical weapons. He also welcomed President Obama's decision to further explore this "diplomatic opportunity" and efforts by theRussian Federationto advance a possible agreement. UNTV

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SOUTH SUDAN / JONGLEI FLOOD UPDATE

The continuing rise in the River Nile’s water level in town capital city of Jonglei state, has destroyed hundreds of  houses and displaced over five thousands of people.The river, which broke its banks on Tuesday, has risen more than 1.5 meters deluging areas of the city. UNMISS

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SOUTH SUDAN / PATROLS

South Sudan's largest State -JongleiState- is one of the most challenging places in the country for UN Peacekeepers to work and conduct patrols. A deteriorating security situation, inter-tribal conflict, civilian displacement and a difficult terrain, have now been compounded by heavy rains which has resulted to troops finding it quite difficult to get around – [...]

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UN / POWER SYRIA

US Ambassador Samantha Power said that the R2P doctrine should have "compelled Assad to protect his people rather than attack them, and it should have compelled his partners in the international community to step in earlier, lend advice and assistance and prevent the situation from reaching its current metastatic proportions. It should have. Clearly, it [...]

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GA / SYRIA RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT

Speaking on the responsibility to protect civilians, the Secretary-General said that "our collective failure to prevent atrocity crimes in Syria over the past two and a half years will remain a heavy burden on the standing of the United Nations and its Member States, adding that "I hope that the current discussions related to safeguarding [...]

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LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES GERMANY

Ahmad and his family are one of the 107 vulnerable Syrian refugees leaving Lebanon under a temporary Humanitarian Admissions Programme that will take them to  Germany, the first European country to welcome Syrian refugees from the region. UNHCR

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UN / MIGRATION STATISTICS

More people than ever are living abroad according to new data presented by the United Nations today, with an estimated 232 million international migrants. UNTV

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GENEVA / SYRIA INQUIRY

The chair of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian ArabRepublicsaid that the conflict in that country has taken "a dangerous turn" and that "to elect military action in Syria will not only intensify the suffering inside the country but will also serve to keep such a settlement beyond our collective reach."

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