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UN / SYRIA GENEVA II

Syrian ambassador Bashar Ja'afari affirmed that "the crisis in his country is not exclusively humanitarian, but rather political." Ja'afari said that a solution to the crisis in his country requires the cooperation of all countries and governments involved in instigating violence and terrorism inside Syria. UNTV

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NY / KATY PERRY

At a special event today at UNICEF Headquarters, global pop superstar Katy Perry was appointed UNICEF's newest Goodwill Ambassador, with a special focus on engaging young people in the agency's work to improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable children and adolescents. UNICEF

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UN/ SYRIA

The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator today (December 3rd) reiterated to the members of the Security Council to continue to make it absolutely clear that the targeting of civilians in Syria is against international humanitarian law. Valerie Amos also stressed that there is no progress in terms of access to some of the most difficult areas, [...]

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GENEVA / SPINAL CORD INJURIES REPORT

As many as 500 000 people suffer a spinal cord injury each year. People with spinal cord injuries are two to five times more likely to die prematurely, with worse survival rates in low- and middle-income countries. The new WHO report, International perspectives on spinal cord injuries, summarizes the best available evidence on the causes, [...]

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SYRIA / FOOD AID

The World Food Programme (WFP) dispatched enough food to feed over 3.4 million people inside Syria in November, mainly to internally-displaced families in 13 governorates and have reached 8 more locations, previously inaccessible in recent months.  WFP

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DRC / UAV LAUNCH

UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) were launched in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo by the United Nations to monitor the volatile border between DR Congo and Rwanda and movements by militias and armed groups in the east of the country, which has been stricken by conflict for the past three decades. MONUSCO  

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GENEVA/ REFUGEE CHILDREN WINTER

The UN's children agency UNICEF reported Tuesday that the number of children in Syria requiring assistance this winter had skyrocketed to over 4 million.  Last winter brought the coldest temperatures in more than a decade and UNICEF is warning that exposure to similarly cold and wet conditions will place further strain on the health and [...]

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