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UN / LIBYA

The Security Council expressed today its grave concern at the worsening security situation and political divisions, which threaten to undermine the transition to democracy in Libya, adding the urgent need to strengthen military police institutions in Libya. UNTV

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UN / BAN

Noting that he will soon issue invitations to the international conference on Syria to be held in Geneva on 22 January, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the Syrian parties to end the violence and provide humanitarian access and for States and organizations with influence on the Syrian sides to help them prepare for constructive engagement. He [...]

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ICC / GBAGBO

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) dismissed the Prosecutor's appeal against Court's decision not to confirm crimes against humanity charges against former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo. ICC

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UN/ SYRIA REAX

After a briefing by the Secretary-General to the Security Council on the findings of Åke Sellström's final report on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said it was "absolutely obvious that on August 21 a large scale provocation was staged" by rebels in order to bring on foreign military intervention [...]

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MALI / ELECTIONS

Elections held on Sunday in Mali were marked by low turnout throughout the country. The second round of Parliamentary elections was the last step in democratic transition after the military coup in 2012. MINUSMA

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LEBANON / WINTER AID

As the worst of the winter storm Alexa cleared, UNHCR and its partners were able to resume aid deliveries to vulnerable Syrian refugee communities. Arsal is one of the highest towns in the Bekaa Valley, sitting at an altitude of over 1500 feet.  UNHCR

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SYRIA/ FOOD AID

As fighting in Syria continues, WFP is appealing for close to US$2 billion to assist over 7 million Syrians in urgent need of food assistance in 2014. WFP

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SYRIA / APPEAL OVERVIEW

Over 2.3 million people have fled Syria since the beginning of the conflict in March 2011. UNHCR estimates the number of refugees will surpass the 4 million people by end 2014. Support for the surrounding countries includes help for refugee-hosting communities inEgypt,Iraq,Jordan,Lebanon and Turkey. UNHCR

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GENEVA / SYRIA APPEAL

The UN will need nearly $13 billion in funding to reach millions of people with life-saving aid in 2014, with half of that sought for those affected by the deepening crisis in Syria..CH UNTV

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PALESTINE/POLIO

UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Yoka Brandt recently concluded a four-day visit to the State of Palestine where she participated in the kick-off of a polio campaingn and spoke with young people in Hebron. UNICEF

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SOUTH SUDAN / INSECURITY

A growing number of civilians, mainly women and children, are seeking refuge in the UN mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) compound following the fighting that broke out in Juba on Sunday evening and continued this morning, when number of those sheltered at the UN exceeded ten thousand. UNMISS

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