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UNICEF / CHILD MORTALITY OVERVIEW

A new UNICEF report examining trends in child mortality shows that Millennium Goal 4, to cut the rate of under-five mortality by two thirds by 2015, will not be met. And if efforts aren't stepped up, the reports predicts 35 million more children will die mostly from preventable causes. UNICEF

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UN / AL-JAFARI

United Nations Syrian Ambassador Bashar al-Jafari said that "the chapter of the so-called chemical weapons should be ended and legally speaking Syria has become starting today a full member of the convention."     UNTV

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UN / LADSOUS

The head of UN peacekeeping operations said that the situation in the Central African Republic was "dramatic" that amount to violations "of all sorts of rights". "The amount of suffering by the population with, let's face it, a state which in many ways has disappeared." UNTV

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UN / DRC

Australian Ambassador Gary Quinlin said that the UN mandate in the Democratic Republic of Congo was "very strong, very robust on protection of civilians" and that it was to be achieved by "neutralizing" armed groups not just M23. "There's very large numbers as you know and that includes FDLR and a number of countries and [...]

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UGANDA / CHILD HEALTH

Using a mix of the age-old African "bush telegraph" (community dialogues) and SMS technology, Uganda has cut the number of child deaths by two thirds in less than a generation. The rapid SMS system known as M-trac, help medical staff to gather facts from the patients in need, test and treat them, and manage the [...]

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SOUTH SUDAN / FLOODING WRAP

 Flooding has affected over 200, 000 people in six States in the Country; Northern Bahr el Ghazal, Unity, Upper Nile, Warrap, Western Bahr el Ghazal and Lakes States where rivers have burst their banks and flooded homesteads and roads. UNMISS

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SOUTH SUDAN / KIIR FLOODING

President Salva Kiir  announced that his government had set aside seven million South Sudanese Pounds (just over USD 2,000,000 ) to help flood victims. Over 223,000 people have been affected by the flooding in six States in the country. UNMISS  

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GENEVA / BRAHIMI

Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi comments on his meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry outside the Inter Continental Hotel in Geneva. CH UNTV

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