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UN/ FAO FAMILY FARMING LAUNCH

The United Nations launched the 2014 International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) to stress the vast potential family farmers have to eradicate hunger and preserve natural resources. UNTV/ FAO

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WORLD BANK / HAIYAN AID

In a telephone call with Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino today, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim expressed sympathy to the government and people of the Philippines for the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), and offered US$480 million in additional financial assistance to help communities lead the reconstruction effort. This followed the US$500 [...]

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UN / AMOS

Just back from her second visit to the area in a week following the devastation wrought by Typhoon Haiyan, UN Humanitarian Coordinator Valerie Amos  said the Philippines "has one of the best disaster management systems in the world, but the sheer scale of this typhoon and the storm surge that accompanied it in some places [...]

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BULGARIA / GUTERRES SYRIAN REFUGEES

High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres and European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis, Kristalina Georgiev visited the Vrazhdebna reception centre inBulgaria  to meet with Syrian Refugees. UNHCR

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FRANCE/ MALALA EU SAKHAROV PRIZE

European parliamentarians this week applauded and honoured the first child ever to receive the Sakharov prize, Europe's top human rights award. Malala Yousafzai, dedicated her award to Pakistan's 'unsung heroes and called on European parliamentarians to do more for children's rights. UNICEF

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GENEVA / CAR CHILD SOLDIERS

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Friday that the number of children caught up with armed groups has increased to between five to six thousand children in the Central African Republic (CAR). Poverty, displacement and an increase in armed groups mean children are more vulnerable to recruitment. CH UNTV

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