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UN / IRAQ

The Security Council condemned "in the strongest terms" the recent attacks in the cities of Ramadi and Fallujah in Iraq perpetrated by the Al-Qaida affiliate, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), in "an attempt to destabilize the country and the region". UNTV

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IRAQ / SYRIA REFUGEES

Since Sunday, the Syrian-Iraqi border at Peshkhabour has re-opened for a few hours a day. Since then, just over 4,500 Syrians have crossed over by barge. The border had been closed since mid-September in the wake of an exodus of some 60,000 Syrians in mid-August. UNHCR

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UGANDA / SOUTH SUDAN REFUGEES

The fighting that erupted in South Sudan in mid-December between government troops and opposition forces has forced more than 43 000 people to seek shelter in neighboring countries while internally displacing 232 000. In Uganda alone, there are more than 32 000 registered refugees who are arriving at the rate of 4 to 5 thousand [...]

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HAITI / EARTHQUAKE MEMORIAL

The UN mission in Haiti remembers those killed in the earthquake four years ago that crushed this tiny island nation, killing over 200,000 including 102 peacekeepers. MINUSTAH

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UN / BAN

In his first news conference of the new year, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (10 Jan) said "the situations in Syria, South Sudan and the Central African Republic have gone from bad to worse," highlighting the immediate need to end the fighting in those countries. UNTV

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UNHCR / 99 MILLION CONFLICT APPEAL

UNHCR appealed for US$99 million to help hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the worsening humanitarian crises in South Sudan and the Central African Republic.  UNHCR

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GENEVA / MYANMAR DEATH SENTENCE

The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) welcomed the Myanmar Government's decision to commute all death sentences previously imposed by courts to life imprisonment. CH UNTV

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC / MEASLES

An emergency vaccination campaign to reach over 210,000 children displaced by violence in Bangui, the capitol of the Central African Republic is underway at major displacement sites in the city. UNICEF

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GENEVA / SOUTH SUDAN HUMAN RIGHTS

The UN Human Rights office (OHCHR) is investigating allegations of serious human rights violations and abuses that have occurred in parts of South Sudan since the start of the current political crisis.  CH UNTV

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GENEVA / SOUTH SUDAN DISPLACED UPDATE

UN agencies raise concern over the safety and well-being of internally displaced people (IDPs) in South Sudan. Over 230,000 South Sudanese have left their homes since violence broke out on 15 December. CH UNTV

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