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JORDAN / SYRIANS RETURN TO LEARNING

A group of children in Jordan's Za’atari refugee camp canvass the camp to talk to other children and their parents about the benefits and importance of returning to learning. UNICEF

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GENEVA / IOM MIGRATION REPORT

The Head of Research of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that "only a minority" of migrants worldwide, about 40 percent, migrate from south to north. Laczko was discussing the findings of the World Migration Report 2013: Migrant Well-Being and Development, launched this week by IOM in Geneva. CH UNTV

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GENEVA / SYRIA SUMMIT

The US and Russian foreign ministers met the UN special envoy on Syria for a second day, seeking to reach a deal on the disposal of President Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons. CH UNTV  

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BRAZIL / CHILD MORTALITY HEALTH PROGRAMME

Since the 1990s, Brazil's highly effective Community Health Agent programme – which started in Ceará State in 1988 – has been one of the most important factors in reducing under-5 child mortality across the country. Maria das Graças, a health agent, loves her profession and is happy with the improvements. UNICEF

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LEBANON / SYRIANS UNDERGROUND GARAGES

Over 1,300 Syrian refugees are living in a derelict underground garage. Each family gets a small space which UNHCR partners MEDRAR and The Community Development Project are working hard to make  more liveable. UNHCR

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SOUTH SUDAN / FLOODING MALARIA

Following heavy rains in South Sudan which have resulted to over 200,000 people being displaced, reports from States affected by the rains indicate that cases of malaria and some waterborne diseases are on the rise. UNMISS

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